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Bernstein, Richard J.

Works: 85 works in 532 publications in 10 languages and 13,587 library holdings
Genres: History  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other
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Most widely held works by Richard J Bernstein
The restructuring of social and political theory by Richard J Bernstein( Book )

72 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond objectivism and relativism : science, hermeneutics, and praxis by Richard J Bernstein( Book )

72 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
John Dewey by Richard J Bernstein( Book )

27 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on Peirce; critical essays on Charles Sanders Peirce by Richard J Bernstein( Book )

26 editions published between 1965 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical profiles : essays in a pragmatic mode by Richard J Bernstein( Book )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the conflicting opinions regarding ""postanalytic"" philosophy
Hannah Arendt and the Jewish question by Richard J Bernstein( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 life story in order to show how they shaped her thinking. He examines her distinction between th
Radical evil : a philosophical interrogation by Richard J Bernstein( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."
Freud and the legacy of Moses by Richard J Bernstein( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freud's last book, Moses and Monotheism, was published in 1939 during one of the darkest periods in Jewish history. This difficult book has frequently been vilified and dismissed because Freud claims that Moses was not a Hebrew but an Egyptian, and that the Jews murdered Moses in the wilderness. Richard Bernstein argues that a close reading of Moses and Monotheism reveals an underlying powerful coherence in which Freud seeks to specify the distinctive character and contribution of the Jewish people. It is this character that has enabled the Jewish people to survive despite persecution and virulent anti-Semitism, and Freud proudly identifies himself with it. In his analysis of Freud's often misunderstood last work, Bernstein goes on to shows how Freud expands and deepens our understanding of a religious tradition by revealing its unconscious dynamics
The abuse of evil : the corruption of politics and religion since 9/11 by Richard J Bernstein( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 simplistic dichotomies of good and evil. The other seriously question
The pragmatic turn by Richard J Bernstein( Book )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 human experience and normative social practices, the self-correcting nature of all inquiry, and the continuity of theory and practice. And they - especially James, Dewey, and Mead - emphasize the democratic ethical-political consequences of a pragmatic orientation." "Many of the themes developed by the pragmatic thinkers were central to the work of major twentieth-century philosophers such as Wittgenstein and Heidegger, but the so-called analytic/Continental split obscures this underlying continuity. Bernstein develops an alternative reading of contemporary philosophy that brings out the persistence and continuity of pragmatic themes. He explains why the discussion of pragmatism is alive, varied, and widespread."--Jacket
Pragmatism, critique, judgment : essays for Richard J. Bernstein( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of Richard J. Bernstein has achieved a groundbreaking synthesis of the analytical and continental modes of thought. Countering the highly technical metaphysical and epistemological puzzles of analytic philosophy in the early 1960s, Bernstein offered a model of philosophy in a democratic society as the work of the engaged public intellectual. Working within the tradition of American pragmatism, he also changed that tradition by opening it to the international intellectual currents of phenomenology, deconstructionism, and critical theory. These essays by leading philosophers and social thinkers pay tribute to Bernstein and reflect the themes that have engaged him throughout his career. "Pragmatism, Critique, Judgment" opens with a group of essays that examine the place of philosophy in a democratic society; included in this section are Richard Rorty's exploration of the legacy of American pragmatism and Jurgen Habermas's reconsideration of ethics in philosophy. The essays in the second section examine postpositivist social critique and include Jacques Derrida's consideration of the philosophical paradoxes of the death penalty. The third group of essays considers the theme of radical evil, and includes discussions of Bernstein's nuanced reading of Hannah Arendt. The book ends with a biographical essay based in part on a series of conversations with Bernstein himself
Violence : thinking without banisters by Richard J Bernstein( Book )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 mean by violence? What can violence achieve? Are there limits to violence and, if so, what are they?
The Rorty reader by Richard Rorty( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Polish and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With selections from The Linguistic Turn (1967), Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (1979), Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity (1989), Achieving Our Country (1998), and his four volumes of philosophical papers, including Philosophy as Cultural Politics (2007), as well as in-depth interviews and revealing autobiographical pieces, The Rorty Reader offers a compelling and representative view of Rorty's relationship with American pragmatism and the overall intellectual trajectory of his philosophical and political thought."--Pub. desc
Ironic life by Richard J Bernstein( Book )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 the originator and exemplar of the urbane ironic life. But what precisely is Socratic irony and what relevance, if any, does it have for us today' Bernstein begins his inquiry with a critical examination of the work of two contemporary philosophers for whom irony is vital: Jonathan Lear and Richard Rorty. Despite their sharp differences, Bernstein argues that they complement one other, each exploring different aspects of ironic life. In the background of Lear's and Rorty's accounts stand the two great ironists: Socrates and Kierkegaard. Focusing on the competing interpretations of Socratic irony by Gregory Vlastos and Alexander Nehamas, Bernstein shows how they further develop our understanding of irony as a form of life and as an art of living. Bernstein also develops a distinctive interpretation of Kierkegaard's famous claim that a life that may be called human begins with irony. Bernstein weaves together the insights of these thinkers to show how each contributes to a richer understanding of ironic life. He also argues that the emphasis on irony helps to restore the balance between two different philosophical traditions philosophy as a theoretical discipline concerned with getting things right and philosophy as a practical discipline that shapes how we ought to live our lives
Auf der Suche nach der gerechten Gesellschaft( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pragmatic encounters by Richard J Bernstein( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pragmatism and its history -- The romance of philosophy -- The pragmatic turn -- Richard Rorty: so much the worse for your old intuitions, start working up some new ones -- John Dewey's encounter with Leon Trotsky -- Democracy and pluralism -- The spectre haunting multiculturalism -- Cultural pluralism -- Charles Taylor's engaged pluralism -- Democratic hope -- The normative core of the public sphere -- Critique in dark times -- Herbert Marcuse's critical legacy -- Hannah Arendt: thought-defying evil -- The justification of violence? -- Morality, politics, and religion -- Can we justify universal moral norms? -- Is politics practicable without religion? -- The secular-religious divide: Kant's legacy -- Paul Ricoeur's Freud
Praxis und Handeln by Richard J Bernstein( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in German and English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confines of democracy : essays on the philosophy of Richard J. Bernstein by Ramón del Castillo( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The topics addressed by Richard J. Bernstein in his extensive and illuminating work span the stream of contemporary thought in several directions: ethics, politics, epistemology, philosophy of history, and social theory. In reflecting on them Bernstein has played an intermediary role between the most recognizable product of American philosophical tradition, i.e. Pragmatism, and such central trends in European 20th century thought as Marxism, Psychoanalysis, Critical Theory, and Hermeneutics. In this volume a host of prominent scholars from the United States, Europe, and Latin America pays tribute to Bernstein's lifelong reflection on such present human problems as: the achievements and the dilemmas of modern societies, the legitimation crisis of democracy, the uses and abuses of public space, the role of scientific knowledge and technology in shaping the modern life, the ethical and political interplay between identity and community, and the preconditions and limits of understanding in multicultural contexts.--
Philosophical profiles in the theory of communication by Jason Hannan( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers a range of philosophical perspectives on communication, including those from analytic philosophy, pragmatism, critical theory, psychoanalysis, systems theory, and more. This book draws attention to the theme of communication in twentieth-century academic philosophy. It is suitable for courses in philosophy and communication studies
Engaging Agnes Heller : a critical companion by Katie Terezakis( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays examines the life and thought of Agnes Heller, who rose to international acclaim as a Marxist dissident in Eastern Europe, then went on to develop one of the most comprehensive oeuvres in contemporary philosophy, putting forward a distinctive ethical theory and analyses of a vast range of topics covering most every philosophical area. Here, philosophers, sociologists, journalists, and political scientists contextualize, compare and assess different elements of Heller's work; the collection as a whole highlights relevant shifts within that work as well as its intrinsic
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Beyond objectivism and relativism : science, hermeneutics, and praxis
Alternative Names
Bernstein, Dick 1932-

Bernstein, Richard

Bernstein, Richard 1932-

Bernstein, Richard J. 1932-

Bernstein, Richard J. (Richard Jacob)

Bernstein, Richard Jacob.

Bernstein, Richard Jacob 1932-

Richard J. Bernstein Amerikaans filosoof

Richard J. Bernstein filósofo estadounidense

Richard J. Bernstein philosophe américain

ברנשטין, ריצ'רד ג

ריצ'רד ג'יי ברנשטיין פילוסוף אמריקאי

バーンシュタイン, R. J

バーンスタイン, R.J.

バーンスタイン, リチャード・J



Beyond objectivism and relativism : science, hermeneutics, and praxisHannah Arendt and the Jewish questionRadical evil : a philosophical interrogationFreud and the legacy of MosesThe abuse of evil : the corruption of politics and religion since 9/11The pragmatic turnPragmatism, critique, judgment : essays for Richard J. BernsteinThe Rorty reader