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    Critique and Disclosure: Critical Theory Between Past and Future. [REVIEW]Nikolas Kompridis - 2009 - Symposium 13 (2):203-207.
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  2. Critique and Disclosure: Critical Theory Between Past and Future.Nikolas Kompridis - 2011 - MIT Press.
    In Critique and Disclosure, Nikolas Kompridis argues provocatively for a richer and more time-responsive critical theory. He calls for a shift in the normative and critical emphasis of critical theory from the narrow concern with rules and procedures of Jürgen Habermas's model to a change-enabling disclosure of possibility and the enlargement of meaning. Kompridis contrasts two visions of critical theory's role and purpose in the world: one that restricts itself to the normative clarification of the procedures by which moral and (...)
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    Critique and Disclosure.Nikolas Kompridis - 2009 - Symposium 13 (2):203-207.
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    Struggling Over the Meaning of Recognition.Nikolas Kompridis - 2007 - European Journal of Political Theory 6 (3):277-289.
    Struggles for recognition are at the same time struggles over what it means to recognize and be recognized. Nancy Fraser and Axel Honneth propose two mutually exclusive ways to understand recognition: either as a matter of justice (Fraser) or as a matter of identity (Honneth). This article argues against the limitations of both of these construals of recognition, and offers a third way of construing it: as a matter of freedom. Recognition is not reducible, empirically or normatively, to any of (...)
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  5. On World Disclosure: Heidegger, Habermas and Dewey.Nikolas Kompridis - 1994 - Thesis Eleven 37 (1):29-45.
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    Philosophical Romanticism.Nikolas Kompridis (ed.) - 2004 - Routledge.
    _Philosophical Romanticism _is one of the first books to address the relationship between philosophy and romanticism, an area which is currently undergoing a major revival. This collection of specially-written articles by world-class philosophers explores the contribution of romantic thought to topics such as freedom, autonomy, and subjectivity; memory and imagination; pluralism and practical reasoning; modernism, scepticism and irony; art and ethics; and cosmology, time and technology. While the roots of romanticism are to be found in early German idealism, _Philosophical Romanticism_ (...)
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  7. The Idea of a New Beginning: A Romantic Source of Normativity and Freedom.Nikolas Kompridis - 2006 - In Philosophical Romanticism. Routledge. pp. 32--60.
     
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    Re-Envisioning Critical Theory: Amy Allen’s The Politics of Our Selves.Nikolas Kompridis - 2014 - Critical Horizons 15 (1):1-13.
    In this paper I question Amy Allen’s reliance on a Habermasian model of critique and normativity, beyond which her own work points. I emphasize those places in Allen’s book, The Power of Our Selves, where she could set out on a different path, more consistent with the implications of her critique of Habermas, and more congenial with my own reformulation of the project of critical theory.
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    Normativizing Hybridity/ Neutralizing Culture.Nikolas Kompridis - 2005 - Political Theory 33 (3):318 - 343.
    This essay takes issue with the way the highly fashionable concept of hybridity has been used to skew our understanding of cultural identity, and render conceptually and normatively indefensible the political claims of culture. It also challenges the current 'anti-essentialist' orthodoxy about what culture 'really is,'and shows that neither 'essentialism'nor 'anti-essentialism'helps us get right the place of culture in politics, because both fail to recognize the identity and nonidentity of culture with itself.
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    Receptivity, Possibility, and Democratic Politics.Nikolas Kompridis - 2011 - Ethics and Global Politics 4 (4):255-272.
    In this paper I present a model of receptivity that is composed of ontological and normative dimensions, which I argue answer to the critical-diagnostic and to the possibility-disclosing needs of democratic politics. I distinguish between ‘pre-reflective receptivity,’ understood ontologically as a condition of intelligibility, and ‘reflective receptivity,’ understood normatively as a condition of disclosing new possibilities. Keywords: receptivity; change; possibility; critique; reflective disclosure (Published: 23 December 2011) Citation: Ethics & Global Politics, Vol. 4 , No. 4, 2011, pp. 255-272. DOI: (...)
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    Normativizing Hybridity/Neutralizing Culture.Nikolas Kompridis - 2005 - Political Theory 33 (3):318-343.
    This essay takes issue with the way the highly fashionable concept of hybridity has been used to skew our understanding of cultural identity, and render conceptually and normatively indefensible the political claims of culture. It also challenges the current ‘anti-essentialist’ orthodoxy about what culture ‘really is,’ and shows that neither ‘essentialism’ nor ‘anti-essentialism’ helps us get right the place of culture in politics, because both fail to recognize the identity and non-identity of culture with itself.
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    From Reason to Self-Realisation? Axel Honneth and the 'Ethical Turn' in Critical Theory.Nikolas Kompridis - 2004 - Critical Horizons 5 (1):323-360.
    In this paper, I take issue with Axel Honneth's proposal for renewing critical theory in terms of the normative ideal of 'self-realisation'. Honneth's proposal involves a break with critical theory's traditional preoccupation with the meaning and potential of modern reason, and the way he makes that break depletes the critical resources of his alternative to Habermasian critical theory, leaving open the question of what form the renewal of critical theory should take.
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  13. Technology's Challenge to Democracy: What of the Human.Nikolas Kompridis - 2009 - Parrhesia 8:20-33.
  14. Introduction.Nikolas Kompridis - 2007 - European Journal of Political Theory 6 (3):253-254.
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    The Priority of Receptivity to Creativity (Or: I Trusted You with the Idea of Me and You Lost It).Nikolas Kompridis - 2012 - Critical Horizons 13 (3):337 - 350.
    In this paper I address what Arendt called the “problem of the new”, or, as Castoriadis put it, the problem of how to make the new “the object of our praxis”. I argue that the problem of the new requires thinking about receptivity in a new way, making it normatively and epistemically prior to creativity. I illuminate my new approach to receptivity through detailed engagement with Russell Hoban’s brilliant novel, The Medusa Frequency.
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    Disclosing Possibility: The Past and Future of Critical Theory.Nikolas Kompridis - 2005 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 13 (3):325 – 351.
    In this paper I indicate the reasons why critical theory needs an alternative conception of critique, and then I sketch out what such an alternative should be. The conception of critique I develop involves a time-responsive redisclosure of the world capable of disclosing new or previously unnoticed possibilities, possibilities in light of which agents can change their self-understanding and their practices, and change their orientation to the future and the past.
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    Nietzsche and the Dionysian Ideal.Nikolas Kompridis - 1997 - Symposium 1 (1):25-34.
    In this paper I trace and explain the changes in Nietzsche’s conception of the Dionysian ideal. I identify five attributes of the Dionysian ideal, and claim that they are constitutive of it. I also claim that Nietzsche’s early conception of the Dionysian ideal owes less to his speculations concerning the origin of Greek tragedy than to his encounter with the mature music of Richard Wagner. It was through his encounter with Wagner’s music that Nietzsche believed he first discovered the key (...)
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    From Scepticism to Romanticism: Cavell’s Accommodation of the ‘Other’.Nikolas Kompridis - forthcoming - British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-21.
    Much of what Stanley Cavell wrote following the publication of The Claim of Reason, was preoccupied with making sense of the sudden “outbreaks” of “moments and lines of romanticism” in the final pa...
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    The Unsettled and Unsettling Claims of Culture.Nikolas Kompridis - 2006 - Political Theory 34 (3):389-396.
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    Reorienting Critique: From Ironist Theory to Transformative Practice.Nikolas Kompridis - 2000 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 26 (4):23-47.
    In this paper I examine problems besetting forms of philosophical and social critique that are motivated by the 'hermeneutics of suspicion' and normatively oriented to the goal of 'unmasking'. I argue that there is an urgent need to correct the one-sided emphasis on 'unmasking', and we can do this by reorienting critique to the practice of individual and social transformation. The argument goes like this. The practice of unmasking critique has split off from utopian projects in whose service it was (...)
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  21. Romanticism.Nikolas Kompridis - 2009 - In Richard Eldridge (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature. Oxford University Press. pp. 247--70.
     
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  22. Heidegger's Challenge and the Future of Critical Theory.Nikolas Kompridis - 1999 - In Peter Dews (ed.), Habermas: A Critical Reader. Blackwell. pp. 118--150.
     
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    Rethinking Critical Theory.Nikolas Kompridis - 2005 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 13 (3):299 – 301.
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    On Critique and Disclosure: A Reply to Four Generous Critics.Nikolas Kompridis - 2011 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 37 (9):1063-1077.
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    Can Public Reason Be Secular and Democratic?Nikolas Kompridis - 2016 - Symposium 20 (1):52-68.
    Habermas’s recent demand that religious reasons must be translated into secular reasons if they are to play a justificatory role in the political public sphere is a demand that presupposes an undercomplex view of translation and metaphysical view of the unity of reason. Eschewing Habermasian assumptions about the "unity of reason" I present an alternative that makes room for multiple and heterogeneous languages of public reason, which places the stress on language learning rather than on language translation.
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    „On the Task of Social Philosophy: A Reply to Axel Honneth “.Nikolas Kompridis - 2001 - Social Philosophy Today 17:235-251.
    Axel Honneth has recently proposed a reformulation of the task of social philosophy as the 'diagnosis of social pathologies'-i.e. as the critical diagnosis ofprocesses of social decline, fragmentation, and alienation. In this paper I evaluate Honneth's proposed reformulation, supplementing my criticisms with an alternative of my own.
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    So We Need Something Else for Reason to Mean.Nikolas Kompridis - 2000 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 8 (3):271 – 295.
    In this paper I give considerable attention to Richard Rorty's attempt to make plausible a conception of non-rational semantic and cultural change - change which Rorty insists on describing as identical with progress - in order to show the extent to which this attempt is compromised from the start by an unjustifiably narrow and inconsistent view of reason. The point of this immanent critique is not just to make Rorty's view of non-rational change look bad. It is meant to do (...)
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    Book ReviewsMichael. Weston, Philosophy, Literature, and the Human Good.London: Routledge, 2001. Pp. 198. $85.00 ; $24.95. [REVIEW]Nikolas Kompridis - 2003 - Ethics 113 (3):730-733.
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    Über Welterschließung: Heidegger, Habermas, Dewey.Nikolas Kompridis - 1993 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 41 (3):525-538.
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    On the Task of Social Philosophy: A Reply to Axel Honneth.Nikolas Kompridis - 2001 - Social Philosophy Today 17:235-251.
    Axel Honneth has recently proposed a reformulation of the task of social philosophy as the 'diagnosis of social pathologies'-i.e. as the critical diagnosis ofprocesses of social decline, fragmentation, and alienation. In this paper I evaluate Honneth's proposed reformulation, supplementing my criticisms with an alternative of my own.
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    On the Task of Social Philosophy.Nikolas Kompridis - 2001 - Social Philosophy Today 17:235-251.
    Axel Honneth has recently proposed a reformulation of the task of social philosophy as the 'diagnosis of social pathologies'-i.e. as the critical diagnosis ofprocesses of social decline, fragmentation, and alienation. In this paper I evaluate Honneth's proposed reformulation, supplementing my criticisms with an alternative of my own.
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    Introduction to the Special issue'A Politics of Receptivity'.Nikolas Kompridis - 2011 - Ethics and Global Politics 4 (4):203-205.
    Global politics is often considered to be an arena of transformation and change, perhaps more so now than ever. The economic crisis, the Arab spring, and the ongoing Occupy Wall Street movements signal dramatic new developments in global politics, inspiring and manifesting new forms of resistance and response around the world. There is a feeling something links these and other events with one another, something pointing to a more profound change in our ways of thinking, being and acting, and in (...)
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    What Would an Ideal Have to Be Like to Be Dionysian?Nikolas Kompridis - 1999 - International Studies in Philosophy 31 (3):123-131.
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    Amidst the Plurality of Voices Philosophy of Music After Adorno.Nikolas Kompridis - 2003 - Angelaki 8 (3):167 – 180.
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    Schwerpunkt: Welterschließung und Kritik.Nikolas Kompridis - 1993 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 41 (3):487-490.
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    Introduction to the Special Issue %26lsquo%3BA Politics of Receptivity%26rsquo%3B.Nikolas Kompridis - 2011 - Ethics and Global Politics 4 (4):203-205.
    Global politics is often considered to be an arena of transformation and change, perhaps more so now than ever. The economic crisis, the Arab spring, and the ongoing Occupy Wall Street movements signal dramatic new developments in global politics, inspiring and manifesting new forms of resistance and response around the world. There is a feeling something links these and other events with one another, something pointing to a more profound change in our ways of thinking, being and acting, and in (...)
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    Salim Kemal, 1948-1999.Nikolas Kompridis - 2000 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 73 (5):249 - 250.
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  38. Reconstructing Aesthetic Theory: Between Habermas and Adorno.Nikolas Kompridis - 1991 - Dissertation, York University (Canada)
    In this dissertation I develop a theoretical partnership between Adorno's aesthetic theory and Habermas's theory of communicative rationality. I argue against a model of art and aesthetic experience which I have designated the ecstatic model. This model sets off aesthetic experience in opposition to reason, functioning as reason's other. The ecstatic model belongs to one of the two distinct traditions of aesthetic theory, both of which have originated in Kant and Hegel, but which have developed in two entirely different directions. (...)
     
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