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  1. Beyond objectivism and relativism: science, hermeneutics, and praxis.Richard J. Bernstein - 1983 - Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
    "A fascinating and timely treatment of the objectivism versus relativism debates occurring in philosophy of science, literary theory, the social sciences, ...
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    Beyond Objectivism and Relativism: Science, Hermeneutics, and Praxis.Richard J. Bernstein - 1983 - Oxford: University of Pennsylvania Press.
    Drawing freely and expertly from Continental and analytic traditions, Richard Bernstein examines a number of debates and controversies exemplified in the works of Gadamer, Habermas, Rorty, and Arendt. He argues that a "new conversation" is emerging about human rationality—a new understanding that emphasizes its practical character and has important ramifications both for thought and action.
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  3. The new constellation: the ethical-political horizons of modernity/postmodernity.Richard J. Bernstein - 1991 - Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
  4. Radical Evil: A Philosophical Interrogation.Richard J. Bernstein - 2002 - Malden, MA: Polity.
    At present, there is an enormous gulf between the visibility of evil and the paucity of our intellectual resources for coming to grips with it. We have been flooded with images of death camps, terrorist attacks and horrendous human suffering. Yet when we ask what we mean by radical evil and how we are to account for it, we seem to be at a loss for proper responses. Bernstein seeks to discover what we can learn about the meaning of evil (...)
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    The New Constellation: The Ethical-Political Horizons of Modernity / Postmodernity.Richard J. Bernstein - 1991 - Cambridge, Mass.: Polity.
    In this major new work, Bernstein explores the ethical and political dimensions of the modernity/post-modernity debate. Bernstein argues that modernity / post-modernity should be understood as a kind of mood - one which is amorphous, shifting and protean but which exerts a powerful influence on our current thinking. Focusing on thinkers such as Heidegger, Derrida, Foucault, Habermas and Rorty, Bernstein probes the strengths and weaknesses of their work, and shows how they have contributed to the formation of a new mood, (...)
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    Praxis and action.Richard J. Bernstein - 1971 - Philadelphia,: University of Pennsylvania Press.
    "The ancient and modern question of what is the nature of man and his activity and what ought to be the directions pursued in this activity is once again being ...
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    Praxis and action.Richard J. Bernstein - 1971 - London,: Duckworth.
    From the Introduction: This inquiry is concerned with the themes of praxis and action in four philosophic movements: Marxism, existentialism, pragmatism, and analytic philosophy. It is rare that these four movements are considered in a single inquiry, for there are profound differences of emphasis, focus, terminology, and approach represented by these styles of thought. Many philosophers believe that similarities among these movements are superficial and that a close examination of them will reveal only hopelessly unbridgeable cleavages. While respecting the genuine (...)
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    The pragmatic turn.Richard J. Bernstein - 2010 - Malden, MA: Polity Press.
    Richard J. Bernstein argues that many of the important themes in philosophy during the past 150 years are variations and developments of ideas that were prominent in the classical American pragmatists: Charles S. Peirce, William James, John Dewey, and George H. Mead. The pragmatic thinkers reject a sharp dichotomy between subject and object, mind-body dualism, the quest for certainty, and the spectator theory of knowledge. They seek to bring about a sea change in philosophy that highlights the social character of (...)
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    Philosophical profiles: essays in a pragmatic mode.Richard J. Bernstein - 1986 - Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]: Polity Press in association with B. Blackwell, Oxford.
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    John Dewey.Richard J. Bernstein - 1966 - New York,: Washington Square Press.
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    Habermas and modernity.Richard J. Bernstein (ed.) - 1985 - Cambridge: MIT Press.
    All of these essays focus on the concept of modernity in the philosophical work of Jurgen Habermas - an ambitious and carefully argued intellectual project that invites, indeed demands, rigorous scrutiny. Following an introductory overview of Habermas's work by Richard Bernstein, Albrecht Wellmer's essay places the philosopher within the tradition of Hegel, Marx, Weber, and Critical Theory. Martin Jay discusses Habermas's views on art and aesthetics, and Joel Whitebook examines his interpretations of Freud and psychoanalysis, Anthony Giddens offers a critical (...)
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    Hannah Arendt and the Jewish Question.Richard J. Bernstein - 1996 - MIT Press.
    "Bernstein argues that many themes that emerged in the course of Arendt's attempts tounderstand specifically Jewish issues shaped her thinking about politics in general and the life ofthe mind.
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  13. Praxis and Action.Richard J. Bernstein - 1971 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 7 (1):317-318.
     
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  14. The Restructuring of Social and Political Theory.Richard J. Bernstein - 1976 - Political Theory 5 (2):265-268.
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    Praxis and Action: Contemporary Philosophies of Human Activity.Richard J. Bernstein - 1971 - London,: University of Pennsylvania Press.
    From the Introduction: This inquiry is concerned with the themes of praxis and action in four philosophic movements: Marxism, existentialism, pragmatism, and analytic philosophy. It is rare that these four movements are considered in a single inquiry, for there are profound differences of emphasis, focus, terminology, and approach represented by these styles of thought. Many philosophers believe that similarities among these movements are superficial and that a close examination of them will reveal only hopelessly unbridgeable cleavages. While respecting the genuine (...)
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    Why Read Hannah Arendt Now.Richard J. Bernstein - 2018 - Medford, MA: Polity.
    Statelessness and refugees -- The right to have rights -- Loyal opposition : Arendt's critique of Zionism -- Racism and segregation -- The banality of evil -- Truth, politics and lying -- Plurality, politics, and public freedom -- The American Revolution and the revolutionary spirit -- Personal and political responsibility.
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  17. Hannah Arendt and the Jewish Question.Richard J. Bernstein - 1996 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 34 (1):323-326.
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  18. The Reconstructuring of Social and Political Theory.Richard J. Bernstein - 1976 - Human Studies 1 (2):210-216.
     
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    Subject index.Richard J. Bernstein - 1983 - In Beyond objectivism and relativism: science, hermeneutics, and praxis. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 277-281.
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    Hannah Arendt and the Jewish Question.Richard J. Bernstein - 1996 - Polity.
    Hannah Arendt is increasingly recognised as one of the most original social and political thinkers of the twentieth century. In this important book, Richard Bernstein sets out to show that many of the most significant themes in Arendt's thinking have their origins in their confrontation with the Jewish Question. By approaching her mature work from this perspective, we can gain a richer and more subtle grasp of her main ideas. Bernstein discusses some of the key experiences and events in Arendt's (...)
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    Pragmatism, Pluralism and the Healing of Wounds.Richard J. Bernstein - 1989 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 63 (3):5 - 18.
  22. Habermas and Modernity.Richard J. Bernstein - 1986 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 176 (1):132-132.
     
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  23. One step forward, two steps backward: Richard Rorty on liberal democracy and philosophy.Richard J. Bernstein - 1987 - Political Theory 15 (4):538-563.
  24. Hannah Arendt and the Jewish Question.Richard J. Bernstein - 1996 - Polity.
    Hannah Arendt is increasingly recognised as one of the most original social and political thinkers of the twentieth century. In this important book, Richard Bernstein sets out to show that many of the most significant themes in Arendt's thinking have their origins in their confrontation with the Jewish Question. By approaching her mature work from this perspective, we can gain a richer and more subtle grasp of her main ideas. Bernstein discusses some of the key experiences and events in Arendt's (...)
     
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    The Abuse of Evil: The Corruption of Politics and Religion Since 9/11.Richard J. Bernstein - 2005 - Malden, Mass.: Polity.
    Since 9/11 politicians, preachers, conservatives and the media are all speaking about evil. In the past the dicourse about evil in our religious, philosophic and literary traditions has provoked thinking, questioning and inquiry. But today the appeal to evil is being used as a political tool to obscure compex issues, block serious thinking and stifle public discussion and debate. We are now confronting a clash of mentalities, not a clash of civilisations. One mentality is drawn to absolutes, moral certainties, and (...)
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    I. One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward.Richard J. Bernstein - 1987 - Political Theory 15 (4):538-563.
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    Ironic Life.Richard J. Bernstein - 2016 - Malden, MA: Polity.
    "Just as philosophy begins with doubt, so also a life that may be called human begins with irony" so wrote Kierkegaard. While we commonly think of irony as a figure of speech where someone says one thing and means the opposite, the concept of irony has long played a more fundamental role in the tradition of philosophy, a role that goes back to Socrates Ð the originator and exemplar of the urbane ironic life. But what precisely is Socratic irony and (...)
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    3. From Hermeneutics to Praxis.Richard J. Bernstein - 1986 - In Philosophical profiles: essays in a pragmatic mode. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]: Polity Press in association with B. Blackwell, Oxford. pp. 94-114.
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  29. John Dewey's metaphysics of experience.Richard J. Bernstein - 1961 - Journal of Philosophy 58 (1):5-14.
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    Praxis and action.Richard J. Bernstein - 1971 - Philadelphia,: University of Pennsylvania Press.
    From the Introduction: This inquiry is concerned with the themes of praxis and action in four philosophic movements: Marxism, existentialism, pragmatism, and analytic philosophy. It is rare that these four movements are considered in a single inquiry, for there are profound differences of emphasis, focus, terminology, and approach represented by these styles of thought. Many philosophers believe that similarities among these movements are superficial and that a close examination of them will reveal only hopelessly unbridgeable cleavages. While respecting the genuine (...)
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  31. Rethinking the Social and the Political.Richard J. Bernstein - 1986 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 11 (1):111-130.
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    The Rorty Reader.Christopher J. Voparil & Richard J. Bernstein (eds.) - 2010 - Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell.
    The first comprehensive collection of the work of Richard Rorty, The Rorty Reader brings together the influential American philosopher’s essential essays from over four decades of writings. Offers a comprehensive introduction to Richard Rorty's life and body of work Brings key essays published across many volumes and journals into one collection, including selections from his final volume of philosophical papers, Philosophy as Cultural Politics ) Contains the previously unpublished essay, “Redemption from Egotism” Includes in-depth interviews, and several revealing autobiographical pieces (...)
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    8. Judging - the Actor and the Spectator.Richard J. Bernstein - 1986 - In Philosophical profiles: essays in a pragmatic mode. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]: Polity Press in association with B. Blackwell, Oxford. pp. 221-237.
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  34. Evil and the temptation of theodicy.Richard J. Bernstein - 2002 - In Robert Bernasconi & Simon Critchley (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Lévinas. New York: Cambridge University Press. pp. 252--267.
     
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  35. On Experience, Nature and Freedom.John Dewey & Richard J. Bernstein - 1960 - Les Etudes Philosophiques 15 (3):395-396.
     
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    9. Rethinking the Social and the Political.Richard J. Bernstein - 1986 - In Philosophical profiles: essays in a pragmatic mode. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]: Polity Press in association with B. Blackwell, Oxford. pp. 238-259.
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    The Aporias of Carl Schmitt.Richard J. Bernstein - 2011 - Constellations 18 (3):403-430.
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    The Abuse of Evil: The Corruption of Politics and Religion Since 9/11.Richard J. Bernstein - 2005 - Malden, Mass.: Polity.
    Since 9/11 politicians, preachers, conservatives and the media are all speaking about evil. In the past the dicourse about evil in our religious, philosophic and literary traditions has provoked thinking, questioning and inquiry. But today the appeal to evil is being used as a political tool to obscure compex issues, block serious thinking and stifle public discussion and debate. We are now confronting a clash of mentalities, not a clash of civilisations. One mentality is drawn to absolutes, moral certainties, and (...)
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    Violence: thinking without banisters.Richard J. Bernstein - 2013 - Cambridge, UK: Polity.
    We live in a time when we are overwhelmed with talk and images of violence. Whether on television, the internet, films or the video screen, we can’t escape representations of actual or fictional violence - another murder, another killing spree in a high school or movie theatre, another action movie filled with images of violence. Our age could well be called “The Age of Violence” because representations of real or imagined violence, sometimes fused together, are pervasive. But what do we (...)
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  40. American pragmatism.Richard J. Bernstein - 1995 - In Herman J. Saatkamp (ed.), Rorty & pragmatism: the philosopher responds to his critics. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press. pp. 54--55.
     
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    Creative democracy—the task still before us.Richard J. Bernstein - 2000 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 21 (3):215 - 228.
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  42. Praxis and Action: Contemporary Philosophies of Human Activity.Richard J. Bernstein - 1973 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 6 (3):192-193.
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  43. Philosophy in the Conversation of Mankind.Richard J. Bernstein - 1980 - Review of Metaphysics 33 (4):745 - 775.
    RICHARD RORTY has written one of the most important and challenging books to be published by an American philosopher in the past few decades. Some will find it a deeply disturbing book while others will find it liberating and exhilarating—both, as we shall see, may be right and wrong. Not since James and Dewey have we had such a devastating critique of professional philosophy. But unlike James and Dewey, who thought that once the sterility and artificiality of professional—and indeed much (...)
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    Pragmatic Naturalism: John Dewey’s Living Legacy.Richard J. Bernstein - 2019 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 40 (2):527-594.
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    From Hermeneutics to Praxis.Richard J. Bernstein - 1982 - Review of Metaphysics 35 (4):823 - 845.
    ONE of the most important and central claims in Hans-George Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics is that all understanding involves not only interpretation, but also application. Against an older tradition that divided up hermeneutics into subtilitas intelligendi, subtilitas explicandi, and subtilitas applicandi, a primary thesis of Truth and Method is that these are not three independent activities to be relegated to different sub-disciplines, but rather they are internally related. They are all moments of the single process of understanding. I want to explore (...)
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    Introduction.Richard J. Bernstein - 1971 - In Praxis and action. Philadelphia,: University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 1-10.
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    2. What is the Difference that Makes a Difference? Gadamer, Habermas, and Rorty.Richard J. Bernstein - 1986 - In Philosophical profiles: essays in a pragmatic mode. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]: Polity Press in association with B. Blackwell, Oxford. pp. 58-93.
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    Rethinking Responsibility.Richard J. Bernstein - 1995 - Hastings Center Report 25 (7):13-20.
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    Why Hegel Now?Richard J. Bernstein - 1977 - Review of Metaphysics 31 (1):29 - 60.
    It is frequently forgotten just how important Hegel was on the American scene during the post-Civil War period when American philosophy was in its formative stages. Stimulated initially by the immigration of German intellectuals, there were informal "Hegel Clubs" and groups such as the St. Louis and Ohio Hegelians. The first professional philosophic journal in the United States, The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, was founded by the Hegelian W. T. Harris, who later became U. S. Commissioner of Education. Although the (...)
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    Cultural pluralism.Richard J. Bernstein - 2015 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 41 (4-5):347-356.
    The expression ‘cultural pluralism’ was popularized by Horace Kallen, a student of William James. I explore the meaning of pluralism in the context of the American pragmatic tradition with emphasis on the meaning of pluralism for William James. Kallen sought to characterize cultural pluralism in contrast with the idea of America as a ‘melting-pot’. I also examine the contributions of Randolph Bourne and the African-American philosopher Alain Locke to the discussion of cultural pluralism. I conclude by indicating that the idea (...)
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