MinervaMaterials archived on OpenBU  can be downloaded by clicking on the title of the item in question.  When public access has not been granted by journals or publishers or when publishers require that the copy archived on the OpenBU be a pre-publication draft, clicking on the name of the journal will open a link to the stable URL at the commercial site hosting copies of the journal.

A complete list of my publications (including some that I’ve forgotten about) can be found on my Zotero page.


Oxford Handbook of Enlightenment Philosophy [co-editor, with Aaron Garrett]  (under contract)

A Critical Guide to Kant’s Idea for a Universal History [co-editor, with Amelie Rorty] (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009)

Theodor Adorno  [editor] (London: Ashgate, 2007)

Moses Mendelssohn:  the First English Biography and Translations [editor] (Thoemmes Press, 2002)

What is Enlightenment?: Eighteenth Century Answers and Twentieth Century Questions [editor] (Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1996)

Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Between Phenomenology and Structuralism (London: MacMillan Press and New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1985)

Digital Media:

Persistent Enlightenment (Research Blog)

The Enlightenment: Reason, Tolerance, and Humanity (Recorded Books, 2005) – iTunes, Audible

Articles & Review Essays:

“Light, Truth, and the Counter-Enlightenment’s Enlightenment” in Let There Be Enlightenment: The Religious and Mystical Sources of Rationality, ed. Anton Matytsin and Dan Edelstein (Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018).

“What, If Anything, Does Dialectic of Enlightenment have to do with the Enlightenment?” in Sonja Lavaert and  Winfried Schröder, eds., Aufklärungs-Kritik und Aufklärungs-Mythos (Boston-Berlin: de Gruyter, 2018).

“What Sort of Question Was Kant Answering When He Answered the Question ‘What Is Enlightenment?’?” in Geoff Boucher, Henry Martin Lloyd, and Matthew Sharpe, eds.,  Rethinking the Enlightenment (Lantham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018)

“Niemieckie oświecenie” (German Enlightenment) German Enlightenment), in Filozofia Oświecenia. Radykalizm – religia – kosmopolityzm (Enlightenment Philosophy:  Radical, Religious, and Cosmopolitan, edited by Justyna Miklaszewska and Anna Tomaszewska (Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press, 2016) 65-94.

“‘Racket,’ ‘Monopoly,’ and the Dialectic of Enlightenment,”, Issue #18 (Winter 2016).

“The Counter-Enlightenment:  Historical Notes on a Concept Historians Should Avoid,” Eighteenth-Century Studies 49:1 (2015) 83-86.

“Enlightenment as Context and Concept,” The Journal of the History of Ideas75:4 (2014) 677-685.

’This New Conquering Empire of Light and Reason’:  Edmund Burke, James Gillray, and the Dangers of Enlightenment,” Diametros 40 (2014): 126-148.

Benjamin Britten, War Requiem Program note for performance by the Boston University Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, David Hoose & Scott Allen Jarrett, conductors, Symphony Hall, Boston, November 24, 2014.

Tracking the Enlightenment Across the Nineteenth Century ,” Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on the History of Concepts, 30-39.

Mediation, Genealogy, and (the) Enlightenment(s)“[Review of Clifford Siskin and William Warner, This is Enlightenment (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010) and Dan Edelstein, The Enlightenment: A Genealogy (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010)], Eighteenth-Century Studies 45:1 (2011) 127-160.

Misunderstanding the Question ‘What is Enlightenment?’ — Venturi, Habermas, and Foucault,” History of European Ideas 37 (2011) 43-52.

Cenotaphs in Sound: Catastrophe, Memory, and Musical Memorials,” Proceedings of the European Society for Aesthetics 2 (2010)

Claiming the Enlightenment for the Left,” Government and Opposition 42:4 (2007) 626-632 [review of Stephen Bronner, Reclaiming the Enlightenment: Towards a Politics of Radical Engagement (New York: Columbia University Press, 2004)].

The Eclipse of Reason and the End of the Frankfurt School in America,” New German Critique #100 (Winter 2007) 47-76

“Enlightenment,” in Donald Borchert, ed., Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2nd edition. (Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2006).

What Enlightenment Was, What it Still Might Be, and Why Kant May Have Been Right After All,” American Behavioral Scientist 49:5 (2006) 647-663.

“‘Not These Sounds‘: Beethoven at Mauthausen,” Philosophy and Literature 29 (2005) 146-163.

Mephistopheles in Hollywood: Adorno, Mann, and Schoenberg,” The Cambridge Companion to Adorno, ed. Thomas Huhn (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004) 148-180.

Inventing the Enlightenment: British Hegelians, Anti-Jacobins, and the Oxford English Dictionary,” Journal of the History of Ideas 64:3 (2003) 421-443.

Immanuel Kant: Texts and Contexts” (Review Essay), Eighteenth Century Studies 37:1 (2003) 147-161.

The Legacy of the Enlightenment,” Philosophy & Literature 26:2 (October 2002) 432-442. Review of Keith Michael Baker and Peter Hanns Reill, editors, What’s Left of Enlightenment? A Postmodern Question (Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2001) and Daniel Gordon, editor. Postmodernism and the Enlightenment: New Perspectives in Eighteenth-Century French Intellectual History (London & New York: Routledge, 2001).

“Scholarly Associations and Publications,” in The Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002) IV:28-33.

Introduction” to Moses Mendelssohn, The First English Translations and Biography (Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 2002) v-xxi.

Projects and Projections: A Response to Christian Delacampagne,” Political Theory 29:1 (February 2001) 86-90.

What Enlightenment Project?“, Political Theory 28:6 (December 2000) 734-757.

Is Civility a Virtue?“, in Civility, ed. Leroy Rouner. [Boston University Studies in Philosophy and Religion, Volume 21] (South Bend, Ind: University of Notre Dame Press, 2000).

Genocide and the Limits of Enlightenment: Horkheimer and Adorno Revisited,” in Genocide and the Contradictions of Modernity, ed. Bo Strath (Peter Lang/European University Institute Press, 2000)

How Historical is Begriffsgeschichte?,” History of European Ideas 25 (1999) 9-14

Liberalism and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Germany,” Critical Review 13 (1999) 31-53.

Language, Mythology, and Enlightenment: Historical Notes on Horkheimer and Adorno’s Dialectic of Enlightenment,” Social Research 65:4 (Winter 1998) 807-838.

Civility, Enlightenment, and Society: Conceptual Confusions and Kantian Remedies,” American Political Science Review, 92:2 (June 1998) 419-27.

Cabbage Heads and Gulps of Water: Hegel on the Terror,” Political Theory, 26:1 (1998) 4-32.

The Fool’s Truth: Diderot, Goethe, and Hegel,” Journal of the History of Ideas, 57:4 (1996) 625-644].

“Habermas on Foucault” in Maurizio Passerin d’Entreves, editor Habermas and the Unfinished Project of Modernity: Critical Essays on The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1996).

Civil Society and Social Things: Setting the Boundaries of the Social Sciences” in Social Research 62:4 (Winter 1995) 899-932.

Kant and the Politics of Enlightenment: Reason, Faith, and Revolution,” Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture Vol. 25 (1995) 239-258.

“Foucault’s Enlightenment” (with Thomas Wartenberg) in Michael Kelley, ed. Critique and Power: Recasting the Foucault/Habermas Debate (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1994) 283-314.

“What Enlightenment Was: How Moses Mendelssohn and Immanuel Kant Responded to the Berlinische Monatsschrift “, Journal of the History of Philosophy XXX:1 (1992) 77-102

Kant, Mendelssohn, and the Question of Enlightenment“, Journal of the History of Ideas L:2 (1989) 269-292.

“Habermas and the Discourse of Modernity” [Review Essay], Political Theory 17:2 (1989) 315-320 [JSTOR]

“A Raven with a Halo: The Translation of Aristotle’s Politics,” History of Political Thought, VII:2, (1986) 295-319.

“Religion and the Social Fabric: Comments on Niklas Luhmann,” Sociological Analysis 46:1 (1985) 21-26.

“Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Politics, Phenomenology, and Ontology” (Review Essay), Human Studies 6:3 (1983) 295-308.

“Luhmann in English”(Review Essay), Contemporary Sociology 12:2 (1983) 133-4.

“A Paideia for the ‘Bürger als Bourgeois ‘: The Concept of ‘Civil Society’ in Hegel’s Political Thought,” History of Political Thought , II:3 (1982) 469-493.

“Jürgen Habermas and the Difficulties of Enlightenment,” Social Research 49:1 (1982) 181-208 [Italian translation in Communita 37:185 (1983)]

“Recent Hegel Literature: The Jena Period and the Phenomenology of Spirit,”  Telos #48 (1981) 114-141

“Recent Hegel Literature: General Surveys and the Young Hegel,”  Telos #46 (1980) 113-148.

“Aspects of Technology in Marx and Rousseau” (with James Miller) in The Technological Imagination: Theories and Fictions, ed. Teresa de Lauretis, Andreas Huyssen, and Kathleen Woodward (Madison, Wisconsin: Coda Press, 1980) 85-94.

“Lordship and Bondage in Sartre and Merleau-Ponty,” Political Theory, VII:2 (1979) 201-227.

“Offensive Critical Theory?”, Telos #39 (1979) 62-70.

Reification and Recollection: Emancipatory Intentions and the Sociology of Knowledge,” Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory,  II:1 (1978) 89-111.

“Praxis and Temporality: Kosík’s Political Theory,” Telos #33 (1977) 71-84 [Swedish translation in Tekla #6, 1979, pp. 49-63]

“The Concrete Totality and Lukács’ Theory of Proletarian Bildung,” Telos #24 (1975) 2-40.

“Adventures of the Dialectic” (Review Essay), Philosophy of the Social Sciences 5 (1975) 168-180.


Joshua L. Cherniss, A Mind and its Time:  The Development of Isaiah Berlin’s Political Thought (Oxford University Press, 2013), Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, March 27, 2015.

Samuel Fleischacker, What is Enlightenment?  (London: Routledge, 2013), Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, March 30, 2014.

G. W. F. Hegel, Hegel on Hamann, Lisa Marie Anderson (ed., trans.) (Northwestern University Press, 2008), Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews May 25, 2009

Jane Kneller, Kant and the Power of Imagination (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews July 15, 2008.

Isaiah Berlin, The Roots of Romanticism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999) in Journal of the History of Philosophy XXXVIII:3 (July 2000) 451-2.

Mark Hulliung, The Autocritique of Enlightenment: Rousseau and the Philosophes (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994) in Journal of the History of Philosophy, 34:3 (1996), 465-6.

Samuel Beer, To Make a Nation: The Rediscovery of American Federalism (Cambridge, MA: Belknap/Harvard, 1993) in Boston Sunday Globe, February 28, 1993, B36

Andrew Arato and Jean Cohen, Civil Society and Political Theory (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1992) in Social Science Quarterly 74:2 (1993) pp. 451-2

David Frisby, Fragments of Modernity (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1986) in The International Journal of Philosophy XXII:1 (1990) pp. 102-103

Georgia Warnke, GadamerHermeneutics, Traditions, and Reason (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1987) in Social Science Quarterly 69:4 (1988) 1033-1034.

David Berlinski, Black Mischief: The Mechanics of Modern Science (New York: Morrow, 1986) in New York Times Book Review, Sunday, April 27, 1986, 23.

Gaston Bachelard, The New Scientific Spirit (Boston: Beacon Press, 1984) in New York Times Book Review, Sunday, March 24, 1985, 19.

Morton Schoolman, The Imaginary Witness: The Critical Theory of Herbert Marcuse (New York: Free Press, 1980) and George Friedman, The Political Theory of the Frankfurt School (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1981) in Ethics 93:2 (1983) 397-9.

Paul Connerton, The Tragedy of Enlightenment: An Essay on the Frankfurt School (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980) and Phil Slater, Origin and Significance of the Frankfurt School: A Marxist Perspective (London: Routledge, 1977) in Journal of Modern History 53:2 (1981) 307-9.

Jürgen Habermas, Communication and the Evolution of Society (Boston: Beacon Press, 1979) in Social Science Quarterly 61:1 (1980) 167-8.

Nicos Poulantzas, Classes in Contemporary Capitalism (London: N.L.B., 1978) and Eric Olin Wright, Class, Crisis, and the State (London, N.L.B., 1978) in Journal of Politics 41 (1979) 992-4.

Albert O. Hirschman, The Passions and the Interests (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977) in Social Science Quarterly 59:3 (1978).

Richard Bernstein, The Restructuring of Political and Social Theory (New York: Harcourt, 1976) in Telos #36, (1978) 192-7.

Barry Smart, Sociology, Phenomenology, and Marxian Analysis (London: Routledge, 1976) in Social Science Quarterly 58:1 (1977) 185-6.

John O’Neill, Making Sense Together (New York: Harper and Row, 1974) in Telos #26 (1976) 205-13.

John O’Neill, Sociology as a Skin Trade (London: Heineman, 1972) in Telos #14 (1972) 145-52.