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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)
  • Reality and its dreams (Harvard University Press, 2016)
  • Changing the subject (Harvard University Press, 2017)

Papers, Comments, Interviews, Reviews

  • ‘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)
  • '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)
  • 'Lucretius in Luxor' (Cambridge Literary Review Issue 7, 2013)
  • Perspectivism, value, and egalitarianism' (New Left Review, March 2014)
  • Review of Bini Adamczak, Gestern morgen: über die einsamkeit kommunistischer gespenster und die rekonstruktion der zukunft,  in Radical Philosophy ( June 2014)
  • 'The metaphysical need and the utopian impulse’ in Actions, reasons, and reason  ed, Iorio and Stoecker (de Gruyter, 2015)
  • `Rabelais and the low road to modernity’ in Princeton History of Modern French Literature ed. Prendergast (Princeton University Press, 2017)
  • ‘Republik, Markt, Demokratie’; Afterword to Die Antipolitischen, Jacques de Saint Victoire (Hamburger Edition, 2015)
  • `Historisierung, Aufklärung,  Genealogie’ in Filozofija i društvo (vol. 27, issue 1, 2016)
  • `Richard III : Déchirement tragique et rêve de perfection’ in Richard III :Loyauté me lie ed. Garutti et Lambert-Wild. Les Solaires intempestifs. 2016 
  • ‘Nietzsche’s Philosophical Ethnology’ in Arion (winter 2017)
  • ‘Lecturing on Nietzsche’ in Arion  (summer, 2017)
  • `Die Hoffnung’ in Auf Nietzsche Balkon III ed. Sarah Bianchi (VDG, 2017)
  • ‘Nietzsche’s Germans’ in Cambridge Companion to Nietzsche ed. Stern (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming) 


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