Sunday, November 28, 2021

Interview with Habermas in L'Obs

A new interview with Jürgen Habermas in the French magazine "L'Obs" (November 25, 2021):

"Nous vivons une époque de régression politique"

 (Behind a paywall)

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Richard Rorty's lectures on "Pragmatism as Anti-Authoritarianism"

Robert Brandom has uploaded videos of Richard Rorty's ten lectures "Pragmatism as Anti-Authoritarianism", delivered at the University of Girona, Spain, in 1996. The lectures have been published in a book earlier this year (edited by Eduardo Mendieta and with a foreword by Robert Brandom). [A preview here]

"Pragmatism as Anti-Authoritarianism" PART 1

Eight lectures:

1. Is knowledge the most distinctively human capacity (0:02:18)

2. Pragmatism as romantic utilitarianism (1:41:24)

3. Is the topic of truth relevant to democratic politics? (2:36:59)

4. Is reason unified by universalistic presuppositions? (3:34:59)

5. Introduction to McDowell's book (4:23:19)

6. Wilfrid Sellars and Donald Davidson (5:16:24)

7. Pan-relationalism, a vision of a world without substances, part I (7:12:35)

8. Pan-relationalism, a vision of a world without substances, part I (8:13:30)

"Pragmatism as Anti-Authoritarianism" PART 2.

Two lectures:

9. The distinction between morality and prudence (0:00.02)

10. Justice as a larger loyality (1:53:00)

Saturday, November 13, 2021

On the relationship between morality and ethical life

Jürgen Habermas' lecture at Goethe University Frankfurt on June 19, 2019, is now available in an English translation:

"Once again: On the relationship between morality and ethical life[Open access]

(European Journal of Philosophy, vol. 29, no. 3 (2021), pp. 543-551).

You can read the original German version here:

Noch einmal: Zum Verhältnis von Moralität und Sittlichkeit" (PDF). 

It has been published in Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie vol. 67, no. 5 (2019), and in Rainer Forst & Klaus Günther (eds.), Normative Ordnungen (Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2021).

Friday, November 12, 2021

Updated Habermas bibliographies

 I have updated my Habermas bibliographies at

* Bibliography of works by Jürgen Habermas 1951-2021

Habermas bibliography II: Articles, lectures, interviews, and books 1992-2021

* Articles and Books on Jürgen Habermas 1961-1981

* Articles and Books on Jürgen Habermas 1982-1991

* Articles and Books on Jürgen Habermas 1992-2000

* Articles and Books on Jürgen Habermas 2001-2009

* Articles and Books on Jürgen Habermas 2010-2021

I have published these lists of primary and secondary literature in various forms since 2001.

Note: If you wonder why my bibliographies have some similarity to the lists published by Luca Corchia, the reason is simple: A substantial part of his lists consists of texts which are copy-pasted from my work. This kind of plagiarism was already evident in the bibliography he published in “Il Trimestrale. The Lab's Quarterly” 1/2008 (University of Pisa): 21 pages – pp. 234-254 – are mostly a copy of my Habermas bibliography at with added references to Italian translations. You can compare these pages by Corchia with my text (I have marked all the entries which are reproduced in Corchia’s bibliography) - and these pages with this. Even the web addresses of my links to the various online publications are copiedThe plagiarism has continued over the years, including his latest paper uploaded at “Studies on Jürgen Habermas 1961-2020”. In this paper most of the information about reprints and English/German translations is copied from my bibliographies, see this sample

Please note that in the publication from 2008 - and various papers - his references (Gregersen etc.) are not accurate: He only mentions names and years, but fails to include any further details. For instance there are no references to the actual publications or web addresses.