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  1. Hegel’s Practical Philosophy – Rational Agency as Ethical Life.Robert B. Pippin - 2008 - Cambridge University Press.
    This fresh and original book argues that the central questions in Hegel's practical philosophy are the central questions in modern accounts of freedom: What is freedom, or what would it be to act freely? Is it possible so to act? And how important is leading a free life? Robert Pippin argues that the core of Hegel's answers is a social theory of agency, the view that agency is not exclusively a matter of the self-relation and self-determination of an individual but (...)
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  2. Hegel’s Idealism: The Satisfaction of Self-Consciousness.Robert B. Pippin - 1989
    This is the most important book on Hegel to have appeared in the past ten years. Robert Pippin offers a completely new interpretation of Hegel's idealism, which focuses on Hegel's appropriation and development of kant's theoretical project. Hegel is presented neither as a precritical metaphysician nor as a social theorist, but as a critical philosopher whose disagreements with Kant, especially on the issue of intuitions, enrich the idealist arguments against empiricism, realism and naturalism. In the face of the dismissal of (...)
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    Filmed Thought: Cinema as Reflective Form.Robert B. Pippin - 2019 - University of Chicago Press.
    With the rise of review sites and social media, films today, as soon as they are shown, immediately become the topic of debates on their merits not only as entertainment, but also as serious forms of artistic expression. Philosopher Robert B. Pippin, however, wants us to consider a more radical proposition: film as thought, as a reflective form. Pippin explores this idea through a series of perceptive analyses of cinematic masterpieces, revealing how films can illuminate, in a concrete manner, core (...)
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    Idealism as Modernism: Hegelian Variations.Robert B. Pippin - 1997 - Cambridge University Press.
    'Modernity' has come to refer both to a contested historical category and to an even more contested philosophical and civilisational ideal. In this important collection of essays Robert Pippin takes issue with some prominent assessments of what is or is not philosophically at stake in the idea of a modern revolution in Western civilisation, and presents an alternative view. Professor Pippin disputes many traditional characterisations of the distinctiveness of modern philosophy. In their place he defends claims about agency, freedom, ethical (...)
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    Kant’s Theory of Form: An Essay on the Critique of Pure Reason.Robert B. Pippin - 1982 - Yale University Press.
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    Hegel on Self-Consciousness: Desire and Death in the Phenomenology of Spirit: Desire and Death in the Phenomenology of Spirit.Robert B. Pippin - 2010 - Princeton University Press.
    In the most influential chapter of his most important philosophical work, the Phenomenology of Spirit, Hegel makes the central and disarming assertions that "self-consciousness is desire itself" and that it attains its "satisfaction" only in another self-consciousness. Hegel on Self-Consciousness presents a groundbreaking new interpretation of these revolutionary claims, tracing their roots to Kant's philosophy and demonstrating their continued relevance for contemporary thought. As Robert Pippin shows, Hegel argues that we must understand Kant's account of the self-conscious nature of consciousness (...)
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    The Persistence of Subjectivity: On the Kantian Aftermath.Robert B. Pippin - 2005 - Cambridge University Press.
    The Persistence of Subjectivity examines several approaches to, and critiques of, the core notion in the self-understanding and legitimation of the modern, 'bourgeois' form of life: the free, reflective, self-determining subject. Since it is a relatively recent historical development that human beings think of themselves as individual centers of agency, and that one's entitlement to such a self-determining life is absolutely valuable, the issue at stake also involves the question of the historical location of philosophy. What might it mean to (...)
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    Modernism as a Philosophical Problem: On the Dissatisfactions of European High Culture.Robert B. Pippin - 1999 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    _Modernism as a Philosophical Problem, 2e_ presents a new interpretation of the negative and critical self-understanding characteristic of much European high culture since romanticism and especially since Nietzsche, and answers the question of why the issue of modernity became a philosophical problem in European tradition.
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  9. Kant on the Spontaneity of Mind.Robert B. Pippin - 1987 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 17 (2):449 - 475.
    In the Critique of Pure Reason, Kant refers often and with no apparent hesitation or sense of ambiguity to the mind. He does so not only in his justly famous destruction of rationalist proofs of immaterialism, but throughout his own, positive, ‘transcendental’ account in the Transcendental Aesthetic and Transcendental Analytic. In the first edition of the Critique, he even proposed what he adventurously called a ‘transcendental psychology’ and, although this strange discipline seemed to disappear in the second edition, he left (...)
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    Nietzsche, Psychology, and First Philosophy.Robert B. Pippin - 2010 - University of Chicago Press.
    Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most elusive thinkers in the philosophical tradition. His highly unusual style and insistence on what remains hidden or unsaid in his writing make pinning him to a particular position tricky. Nonetheless, certain readings of his work have become standard and influential. In this major new interpretation of Nietzsche’s work, Robert B. Pippin challenges various traditional views of Nietzsche, taking him at his word when he says that his writing can best be understood as a (...)
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  11. Kant’s Theory of Form: An Essay on the Critique of Pure Reason.Robert B. Pippin - 1982 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 47 (3):515-516.
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    Subjects of Desire: Hegelian Reflections in Twentieth Century France.Robert B. Pippin & Judith P. Butler - 1990 - Philosophical Review 99 (1):129.
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  13. What is the Question for Which Hegel's Theory of Recognition is the Answer?Robert B. Pippin - 2000 - European Journal of Philosophy 8 (2):155–172.
  14. Brandom's Hegel.Robert B. Pippin - 2005 - European Journal of Philosophy 13 (3):381–408.
  15. After the Beautiful: Hegel and the Philosophy of Pictorial Modernism.Robert B. Pippin - 2013 - University of Chicago Press.
    In his Berlin lectures on fine art, Hegel argued that art involves a unique form of aesthetic intelligibility—the expression of a distinct collective self-understanding that develops through historical time. Hegel’s approach to art has been influential in a number of different contexts, but in a twist of historical irony Hegel would die just before the most radical artistic revolution in history: modernism. In _After the Beautiful_, Robert B. Pippin, looking at modernist paintings by artists such as Édouard Manet and Paul (...)
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    Hegel’s Realm of Shadows: Logic as Metaphysics in “the Science of Logic”.Robert B. Pippin - 2018 - Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    Hegel frequently claimed that the heart of his entire system was a book widely regarded as among the most difficult in the history of philosophy, The Science of Logic. This is the book that presents his metaphysics, an enterprise that he insists can only be properly understood as a “logic,” or a “science of pure thinking.” Since he also wrote that the proper object of any such logic is pure thinking itself, it has always been unclear in just what sense (...)
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    All for One and One for All.Robert B. Pippin - 2021 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 103 (3):728-733.
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  18. Mine and Thine? The Kantian State.Robert B. Pippin - 2006 - In Paul Guyer (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Kant and Modern Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 416--446.
     
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  19. The Schematism and Empirical Concepts.Robert B. Pippin - 1976 - Kant Studien 67 (1-4):156-171.
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    Interanimations: Receiving Modern German Philosophy.Robert B. Pippin - 2015 - University of Chicago Press.
    In this latest book, renowned philosopher and scholar Robert B. Pippin offers the thought-provoking argument that the study of historical figures is not only an interpretation and explication of their views, but can be understood as a form of philosophy itself. In doing so, he reconceives philosophical scholarship as a kind of network of philosophical interanimations, one in which major positions in the history of philosophy, when they are themselves properly understood within their own historical context, form philosophy’s lingua franca. (...)
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    Fatalism in American Film Noir: Some Cinematic Philosophy.Robert B. Pippin - 2011 - University of Virginia Press.
    Introduction -- Trapped by oneself in Jacques Tourneur's Out of the past -- "A deliberate, intentional fool" in Orson Welles's The lady from Shanghai -- Sexual agency in Fritz Lang's Scarlet Street -- "Why didn't you shoot again, baby?": concluding remarks.
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    Modernism as a Philosophical Problem: On the Dissatisfactions of European High Culture.Josef Chytry & Robert B. Pippin - 1995 - History and Theory 34 (1):106.
  23. Concept and Intuition. On Distinguishability and Separability.Robert B. Pippin - 2005 - Hegel-Studien 39:25-39.
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    Hollywood Westerns and American Myth: The Importance of Howard Hawks and John Ford for Political Philosophy.Robert B. Pippin - 2010 - Yale University Press.
    In this pathbreaking book one of America’s most distinguished philosophers brilliantly explores the status and authority of law and the nature of political allegiance through close readings of three classic Hollywood Westerns: Howard Hawks’ _Red River_ and John Ford’s _The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance_ and _The Searchers._ Robert Pippin treats these films as sophisticated mythic accounts of a key moment in American history: its “second founding,” or the western expansion. His central question concerns how these films explore classical problems (...)
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    Hegel's Dialectic: The Explanation of Possibility.Robert B. Pippin & Terry Pinkard - 1991 - Philosophical Review 100 (4):710.
  26. Fichte's Alleged Subjective, Psychological, One-Sided Idealism.Robert B. Pippin - 2000 - In Sally S. Sedgwick (ed.), The Reception of Kant's Critical Philosophy: Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel. Cambridge University Press. pp. 147--170.
  27. Modernism as a Philosophical Problem. On the Dissatisfactions of European High Culture, 2e éd.Robert B. Pippin - 2002 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 192 (1):114-115.
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    Hegel's Idealism: Prospects.Robert B. Pippin - 1989 - Hegel Bulletin 10 (1):28-41.
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    Kant's Theory of Value: On Allen Wood's Kant's Ethical Thought.Robert B. Pippin - 2000 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 43 (2):239 – 265.
  30. Idealism and Agency in Kant and Hegel.Robert B. Pippin - 1991 - Journal of Philosophy 88 (10):532-541.
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    Hegel's Practical Philosophy: The Realization of Freedom'.Robert B. Pippin - 2000 - In Karl Ameriks (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to German Idealism. Cambridge University Press. pp. 180--199.
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    Hegel and Category Theory.Robert B. Pippin - 1990 - Review of Metaphysics 43 (4):839 - 848.
    THE IDEA OF A "PHILOSOPHICAL SCIENCE," something of a Fata Morgana in the West for several centuries, underwent a well-known revolutionary change when Kant argued that in all philosophical speculation about the nature of things, reason is really "occupied only with itself." Indeed, Kant argued convincingly that the possibility of any cognitive relation to objects presupposed an original and constitutive "relation to self." Thereafter, instead of an a priori science of substance, a science of "how the world must be", a (...)
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    Introduction: Scientific History.Susanne Hoeber Rudolph & Robert B. Pippin - unknown
    In his inaugural lecture at Cambridge as Regius Professor of Modern History in 1895, Lord Acton urged that the historian deliver moral judgments on the figures of his research. Acton declaimed: I exhort you never to debase the moral currency or to lower the standard of rectitude, but to try others by the final maxim that governs your own lives and to suffer no man and no cause to escape the undying penalty which history has the power to inflict on (...)
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  34. The Significance of Taste: Kant, Aesthetic and Reflective Judgment.Robert B. Pippin - 1996 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 34 (4):549-569.
    The Significance of Taste: Kant, Aesthetic and Reflective Judgment ROBERT B. PIPPIN 1? THE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION of the "Analytic of the Beautiful" in the "Critique of Aesthetic Judgment" is easy enough to identify. On what basis, if any, could one claim some sort of universal a priori validity for judgments of the form, "This is beautiful"? In Kant's well-known analysis of this question, the issue is reformulated as: By what right could one claim that another person ought to feel pleasure (...)
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    The Modern World of Leo Strauss.Robert B. Pippin - 1992 - Political Theory 20 (3):448-472.
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    Brandom's Hegel.Robert B. Pippin - 2005 - European Journal of Philosophy 13 (3):381-408.
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    What is the Question for Which Hegel's Theory of Recognition is the Answer?Robert B. Pippin - 2000 - European Journal of Philosophy 8 (2):155-172.
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    Naturalness and Mindedness: Hegel' Compatibilism.Robert B. Pippin - 1999 - European Journal of Philosophy 7 (2):194–212.
    The problem of freedom in modern philosophy has three basic components: (i) what is freedom, or what would it be to act freely? (ii) Is it possible so to act? (iii) And how important is leading a free life?1 Hegel proposed unprecedented and highly controversial answers to these questions.
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  39. A Mandatory Reading of Kant's Ethics?Robert B. Pippin - 2001 - Philosophical Quarterly 51 (204):386-393.
    Kant on Freedom, Law, and Happiness. BY PAUL GUYER. (Cambridge UP, 2000. Pp. xii + 440. Price £12.95 or $19.95.) At the beginning of his Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, Kant claims that an ordinary view of morality would have it that moral experience is essentially the experience of obligation. There are clearly occasions, he notes, when our own and others’ interests would be greatly damaged were we to do what is morally required, and when no gain in satisfaction, (...)
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    What Was Abstract Art?Robert B. Pippin - 2002 - Critical Inquiry 29 (1):1-24.
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    McDowell's Germans: Response to 'on Pippin's Postscript'.Robert B. Pippin - 2007 - European Journal of Philosophy 15 (3):411–434.
    As McDowell makes clear in ‘On Pippin’s Postscript’ and in many other works, the interpretive question at issue in this exchange—how to understand the relation between Kant and Hegel, especially as that concerns Kant’s central ‘Deduction’ argument in the Critique of Pure Reason1—brings into the foreground an even larger problem on which all the others depend: the right way to understand at the highest level of generality the relation between active or spontaneous thought and our receptive and corporeal sensibility and (...)
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    The Philosophical Hitchcock: “Vertigo” and the Anxieties of Unknowingness.Robert B. Pippin - 2017 - University of Chicago Press.
    On the surface, The Philosophical Hitchcock: Vertigo and the Anxieties of Unknowingness, is a close reading of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 masterpiece Vertigo. This, however, is a book by Robert B. Pippin, one of our most penetrating and creative philosophers, and so it is also much more. Even as he provides detailed readings of each scene in the film, and its story of obsession and fantasy, Pippin reflects more broadly on the modern world depicted in Hitchcock’s films. Hitchcock’s characters, Pippin shows (...)
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    Hegel's Metaphysics and the Problem of Contradiction.Robert B. Pippin - 1978 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 16 (3):301-312.
  44. Hegel’s Original Insight.Robert B. Pippin - 1993 - International Philosophical Quarterly 33 (3):285-295.
  45. Recognition and Reconciliation: Actualized Agency in Hegel’s Jena Phenomenology.Robert B. Pippin - 2003 - In Bert van den Brink & David Owen (eds.), Recognition and Power: Axel Honneth and the Tradition of Critical Social Theory. Cambridge University Press. pp. 57--78.
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    McDowell's Germans: Response to ‘On Pippin's Postscript’.Robert B. Pippin - 2007 - European Journal of Philosophy 15 (3):411-434.
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    Blumenberg and the Modernity Problem.Robert B. Pippin - 1987 - Review of Metaphysics 40 (3):535 - 557.
    In the long aftermath of such modernist suspicions about the still dominant "official" Enlightenment culture, the very title of the recently translated book by Hans Blumenberg is a bluntly direct invitation to controversy--The Legitimacy of the Modern Age. For Blumenberg, when Giordano Bruno, condemned to burn at the stake in 1600, defiantly turned his face from a crucifix offered him as a last chance at redemption, the heroic gesture should be seen as just that, heroic and historically decisive, a rejection (...)
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    Hegel, Ethical Reasons, Kantian Rejoinders.Robert B. Pippin - 1991 - Philosophical Topics 19 (2):99-132.
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    Hegel and Institutional Rationality.Robert B. Pippin - 2001 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 39 (S1):1-25.
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    Henry James and Modern Moral Life.Robert B. Pippin - 1999 - Cambridge University Press.
    This important book argues that Henry James reveals in his fiction a sophisticated theory of moral understanding and moral motivation. The claim is that in his novels and short stories James is engaged in a distinctive kind of original thinking and reflecting on modern moral life. Sensitive to the precarious and extremely confusing situation of moral understanding in modern societies, James avoids skepticism and presents powerfully the full nature of moral claims and moral dependence. The book is written by one (...)
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