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Raymond Geuss

Geuss photo Raymond Geuss works in the general areas of political philosophy and the history of Continental Philosophy.


Principal academic publications

  • The Idea of a Critical Theory (Cambridge University Press,1981)
  • Morality, culture, and history (Cambridge University Press,1999)
  • History and illusion in politics (Cambridge University Press, 2001)
  • Public goods, private goods (Princeton University Press, 2001)
  • Glück und Politik: Potsdamer Vorlesungen (Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag, 2004)
  • Outside ethics (Princeton University Press, 2005)
  • Philosophy and real politics (Princeton University Press, 2008)
  • Politics and the imagination (Princeton University Press, 2010)
  • A world without why (Princeton University Press, 2014)

Recent and forthcoming:

  • 'The Future of evil' in Essays on 'The Genealogy of morality' ed. Simon May (CUP, 2011)
  • ‘Wer das Sagen hat’ in Mittelweg 36 (vol. 6, December 2011/January 2012)
  • 'Zwischen kritischer Reflexion und Handlungsorientierung' (Interview, Zeitschrift für Politische Theorie, 1/2012)
  • ‘Economies: good, bad, indifferent’ in Inquiry (June 2012)
  • 'Post-Kantianism' in Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics ed. Roger Crisp (OUP, 2013)
  • Foreword to The German Enemy: Intelligence Reports on Nazi Germany (1943-1949), by Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, Otto Kircheimer [ed. R. Laudani] (Princeton University Press, 2013)
  • 'Human rights: a bad idea' (interview with Lawrence Hamilton) Theoria (summer 2013)
  • ‘Können die Geisteswissenschaften den Neo-Liberalismus überstehen?’ in Bildung der Moderne ed. Dreyer, Forster, Hoffmann, Vieweg (Franke, 2013)
  • 'Lucretius in Luxor' (Cambridge Literary Review Issue 7, 2013)
  • Perspectivism, value, and egalitarianism' (New Left Review, March 2014)
  • 'Istvan Hont in memoriam' in The Point Magazine (autumn 2013)
  • 'The idea of a critical theory, thirty years later' in The Point Magazine (May 2014)
  • Review of Bini Adamczak, Gestern morgen: über die einsamkeit kommunistischer gespenster und die rekonstruktion der zukunft,  in Radical Philosophy ( June 2014)
  • 'The radioactive wolf, pieing, and the goddess Fashion' in Figuring out figurative art edited by Freeman and Matravers (Acumen 2014)
  • 'The metaphysical need and the utopian impulse' in Rational Agency (forthcoming De Gruyter)
  • 'Identification and the politics of envy' (forthcoming in Markets, Morals, and Politics edited Kapossy, Nakhimovsky and Reinart)
  • `Rabelais and the low road to modernity’ in Princeton History of Modern French Literature ed. Prendergast (Princeton University Press, forthcoming)


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