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  1.  23
    Communication and the Evolution of Society.Jürgen Habermas & Thomas McCarthy - 1991
    In this important volume Habermas outlines the views which form the basis of his critical theory of modern societies. The volume comprises five interlocking essays, which together define the contours of his theory of communication and of his substantive account of social change. ′What is Universal Pragmatics?′ is the best available statement of Habermas′s programme for a theoryof communication based on the analysis of speech acts. In the following two essays Habermas draws on the work of Kohlberg and others to (...)
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    The Critical Theory of Jürgen Habermas.Thomas McCarthy - 1978 - Hutchinson.
  3. Kantian Constructivism and Reconstructivism: Rawls and Habermas in Dialogue.Thomas McCarthy - 1994 - Ethics 105 (1):44-63.
  4. The Critical Theory of Jurgen Habermas.Thomas McCarthy - 1978 - MIT Press.
    This paperback edition contains a new greatly expanded bibliography of Habermas's work.
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    Race, Empire, and the Idea of Human Development.Thomas McCarthy - 2009 - Cambridge University Press.
    In an exciting study of ideas accompanying the rise of the West, Thomas McCarthy analyzes the ideologies of race and empire that were integral to European-American expansion. He highlights the central role that conceptions of human development played in answering challenges to legitimacy through a hierarchical ordering of difference. Focusing on Kant and natural history in the eighteenth century, Mill and social Darwinism in the nineteenth, and theories of development and modernization in the twentieth, he proposes a critical theory of (...)
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    After Philosophy: End or Transformation?Kenneth Baynes, James Bohman & Thomas McCarthy (eds.) - 1986 - MIT Press.
    The selectionsfrom the work of fourteen contemporary philosophers not only display the multiplicity of approachesbeing pursued since the breakup of any consensus on what philosophy is, but also help to clarifythis proliferation of views and ...
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  7. The Critical Theory of Jürgen Habermas.Thomas Mccarthy - 1978 - Human Studies 3 (2):175-184.
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    The Theory of Communicative Action. Vol. 1: Reason and the Rationalization of Society.Nanette Funk, Jurgen Habermas & Thomas McCarthy - 1986 - Philosophical Review 95 (2):269.
  9. The Idea of a Logical Constant.Timothy McCarthy - 1981 - Journal of Philosophy 78 (9):499-523.
  10. The Critical Theory of Jürgen Habermas.Thomas Mccarthy - 1978 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 49 (3):525-526.
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    Ideals and Illusions: On Reconstruction and Deconstruction in Contemporary Critical Theory.Thomas McCarthy - 1993 - MIT Press.
    These lucid studies of Derrida, Foucault, Habermas, and Rorty analyze majorcontributions to recent critical theory and forge a distinct position in the current philosophicaldebate.Thomas McCarthy is John Schaffer Professor in the Humanities ...
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    Formal Logic: Its Scope and Limits.Timothy McCarthy - 1967 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 49 (4):1408-1409.
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  13. The New Wittgenstein.Alice Crary, Rupert Read, Timothy G. Mccarthy, Sean C. Stidd, David Charles & William Child - 2005 - Mind 114 (453):129-137.
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    The Critique of Impure Reason.Thomas Mccarthy - 1990 - Political Theory 18 (3):437-469.
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    The New Constellation: The Ethical-Political Horizons of Modernity/Postmodernity.Thomas Mccarthy - 1995 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 55 (4):977-981.
    Among “continental” philosophers there is general agreement that reason has to be understood as culturally mediated and embodied in social practice, and thus that the critique of reason should be carried out through some form of sociocultural analysis. At the same time, there is very sharp disagreement among them as to just what form the critique should take. In its most general terms, that disagreement has come to be known as the “modernity/postmodernity debate” in philosophy. Stylizing a bit, we might (...)
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  16. The Theory of Communicative Action.Thomas Mccarthy (ed.) - 1991 - Wiley.
    This study offers a systematic reconstruction of the theoretical foundations and framework of critical social theory. It is Habermas' "magnum opus", and it is regarded as one of the most important works of modern social thought. In this second and final volume of the work, Habermas examines the relations between action concepts and systems theory and elaborates a framework for analyzing the developmental tendencies of modern societies. He discusses in detail the work of Marx, Durkheim, G.H. Mead and Talcott Parsons, (...)
     
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  17. Coming to Terms with Our Past, Part II: On the Morality and Politics of Reparations for Slavery.Thomas McCarthy - 2004 - Political Theory 32 (6):750-772.
    There has recently been a surge of interest, theoretical and political, in reparations for slavery. This essay takes up several moral-political issues from that intensifying debate: how to conceptualize and justify collective compensation and collective responsibility, and how to establish a plausible connection between past racial injustices and present racial inequalities. It concludes with some brief remarks on one aspect of the very complicated politics of reparations: the possible effects of hearings and trials on the public memory and political culture (...)
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  18. Vergangenheitsbewältigung in the USA.Thomas Mccarthy - 2002 - Political Theory 30 (5):623-648.
    The settlement of the North American continent was... a consequence not of any higher claim in a democratic or international sense, but rather of a consciousness of what is right which had its sole roots in the conviction of the superiority and thus of the right of the white race. —Adolf Hitler, 1932.
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    Subjunctive Reasoning.Timothy McCarthy - 1981 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 46 (1):170-173.
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  20. Ideals and Illusions. On Reconstruction and Deconstruction in Contemporary Critical Theory.Thomas Mccarthy - 1992 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 54 (4):733-734.
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  21. On Reconciling Cosmopolitan Unity and National Diversity.Thomas McCarthy - manuscript
    There are few ideas as important to the history of modern democracy as that of the nation as a political community. And yet, by comparison to its companion idea of political community as based upon the agreement of free and equal individuals, it remained until recently a marginal concern of liberal political theory. The aftermath of decolonization and the breakup of the Soviet empire, among other things, has changed that and brought it finally to the center of theoretical attention. And (...)
     
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    Private Irony and Public Decency: Richard Rorty's New Pragmatism.Thomas McCarthy - 1990 - Critical Inquiry 16 (2):355-370.
    The hegemony of logical positivism was already on the wane in the 1960s as a result of penetrating criticisms by thinkers both inside and outside the movement. But its legacy continued to exert a formative influence on the less doctrinaire and more diverse varieties of “analytic philosophy” that succeeded it. For one thing, occasional disclaimers to the contrary notwithstanding, the physical and formal sciences have continued to exercise a stranglehold on philosophical imagination. This has not excluded the development of more (...)
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    A Theory of Communicative Competence.T. A. McCarthy - 1973 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 3 (1):135-156.
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    On the Interest of Practical Reason in Hope.Thomas McCarthy - 2021 - Constellations 28 (1):11-16.
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    Vergangenheitsbewältigung in the USA: On the Politics of the Memory of Slavery.Thomas Mccarthy - 2002 - Philosophy Today 30 (5):623-648.
    The settlement of the North American continent was... a consequence not of any higher claim in a democratic or international sense, but rather of a consciousness of what is right which had its sole roots in the conviction of the superiority and thus of the right of the white race.—Adolf Hitler, 1932.
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    Cultural-Political Interventions in the Unfinished Project of Enlightenment.Axel Honneth, Thomas McCarthy, Claus Offe & Albrecht Wellmer (eds.) - 1992 - MIT Press.
    Andrew Arato. Seyla Benhabib. Hauke Brunkhorst. Cornelius Castoriadis. Jean Cohen. Helmut Dubiel. Klaus Eder. Gunter Frankenberg. Hans-Georg Gadamer. Axel Honneth. Johann Baptist Metz. Gertrud Nunner-Winkler. Claus Offe.".
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    Wittgenstein in America.Timothy G. McCarthy & Sean C. Stidd (eds.) - 2001 - Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
    This remarkable collection explores the legacy of Wittgenstein's work in contemporary American philosophy. The contributors (including several celebrated philosophers) take a variety of approaches to Wittgenstein; they discuss such topics as rule-following, realism about mathematics, the method of the Tractatus, the relation between style and content in Wittgenstein, and his distinction between sense and nonsense. Wittgenstein also is discussed in relation to subsequent philosophers such as Quine and Kripke.
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    A Theory of Communicative Competence.T. A. McCarthy - 1973 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 3 (2):135-156.
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    The Recent Work of Jürgen Habermas: Reason, Justice and Modernity.Thomas McCarthy - 1991 - Philosophical Review 100 (3):530-533.
  30. Critical Theory.David Couzens Hoy & Thomas Mccarthy - 1996 - Ethics 106 (3):657-659.
     
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  31. Substitutional Quantification and Set Theory.Dale Gottlieb & Timothy McCarthy - 1979 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 8 (1):315 - 331.
  32. Truth Without Satisfaction.Kit Fine & Timothy McCarthy - 1984 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 13 (4):397 - 421.
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    A Note on Unrestricted Composition.Timothy McCarthy - 2015 - Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 4 (3):202-211.
    I discuss a general limitative consequence of the unrestricted mereological composition thesis. The unrestricted composition thesis, which is roughly the assertion that every plurality of objects possesses a fusion or sum, is shown to be in conflict with general existence-conditions for certain categories of mereologically non-composite objects. The conclusion is that the unrestricted composition thesis, which is a maximizing principle about what aggregates exist, places sharp limits on what unaggregated items can exist.
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    On an Aristotelian Model of Scientific Explanation.Timothy McCarthy - 1977 - Philosophy of Science 44 (1):159-166.
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    Enlightenment and the Idea of Public Reason1.Thomas McCarthy - 1995 - European Journal of Philosophy 3 (3):242-256.
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    Pragmatic Liberalism and the Critique of Modernity.Thomas McCarthy - 2001 - Philosophical Review 110 (1):114.
    There is a genre of contemporary philosophy that fits neatly neither the “analytic” nor the “continental” style but straddles both, seeking to combine the former’s rigor of analysis and argument with the latter’s breadth of historical and cultural perspective. Its practitioners emerge from both traditions and tend to be regarded by the more orthodox as out of the mainstream of each. In this regard, the three subjects of Gutting’s study—Richard Rorty, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Charles Taylor—have more in common with analytically (...)
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    Turing Projectability.Timothy McCarthy & Stewart Shapiro - 1987 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 28 (4):520-535.
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    Critical Theory.David Hoy & Thomas McCarthy - 1994 - Wiley.
    Philosophical controversies within contemporary critical theory arise largely from questions about the nature, scope and limits of human reason. As the linguistic turn in twentieth-century philosophy has increasingly given way to a sociocritical turn, traditional ideas of 'pure' reason have been left further and further behind. There is however considerable disagreement about what that shift entails for enlightenment ideals of self-consciousness, self-determination, and self-realization. In this book two prominent philosophers bring these disagreements into focus around a set of familiar philosophical (...)
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    Ungroundedness in Classical Languages.Timothy McCarthy - 1988 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 17 (1):61 - 74.
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    Philosophical Interventions in the Unfinished Project of Enlightenment.Axel Honneth, Thomas McCarthy, Claus Offe & Albrecht Wellmer (eds.) - 1992 - MIT Press.
    Together, the two volumes underscore the richness and variety of Habermas's project.Contributors: Karl-Otto Apel. Richard J. Bernstein. Peter Burger. Martin Jay. Thomas McCarthy. Herbert Schnadelbach. Charles Taylor. Michael Theunissen.
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    Modality, Invariance, and Logical Truth.Timothy McCarthy - 1987 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 16 (4):423 - 443.
    Let us sum up. We began with the question, “What is the interest of a model-theoretic definition of validity?” Model theoretic validity consists in truth under all reinterpretations of non-logical constants. In this paper, we have described for each necessity concept a corresponding modal invariance property. Exemplification of that property by the logical constants of a language leads to an explanation of the necessity, in the corresponding sense, of its valid sentences. I have fixed upon the epistemic modalities in characterizing (...)
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    Legitimacy and Diversity.Thomas McCarthy - 1994 - ProtoSociology 6:236-272.
    In general, Habermas has more readily accommodated conflicts of interst in his discourse theory of democracy than he has conflicts of values, ways of life, and worldviews. Though he has continouously elaborated upon notions of "ethical-political" discourse, culture, and identity since 1988, his treatments of diversity, pluralism, multiculturalism, and multinationalism have left agreement at the center and disagreement in the margins of his conception of legitimacy. This essay examines the development of that conception from the early 1970s to the present (...)
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  43. The Politics of the Ineffable: Derrida's Deconstructionism.Thomas Mccarthy - 1989 - Philosophical Forum 21 (1):146.
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    Ironist Theory as a Vocation: A Response to Rorty's Reply.Thomas McCarthy - 1990 - Critical Inquiry 16 (3):644-655.
    I find myself in the odd position of trying to convince someone who had done as much as anyone to bring philosophy into the wider culture that he is wrong to urge now that its practice be consigned to the esoteric pursuits of “private ironists.” The problem, I still believe, is Richard Rorty’s all-or-nothing approach to philosophy : foundationalism or ironism; and this, I think, is encouraged by his selective reading of philosophy’s history. On that reading, modern philosophy “centered around (...)
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  45. Book ReviewsNancy Fraser,, and Axel Honneth,. Redistribution or Recognition? A Political‐Philosophical Exchange. Translated by Joel Golb, James Ingram, and Christiane Wilke.London: Verso, 2003. Pp. Ix+276. $60.00 ; $22.00. [REVIEW]Thomas McCarthy - 2005 - Ethics 115 (2):397-402.
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    The Cambridge Companion to Habermas.Thomas McCarthy (ed.) - 1995
    Jurgen Habermas is unquestionably one of the foremost philosophers writing today. His notions of communicative action and rationality have exerted a profound influence within philosophy and the social sciences. This volume examines the historical and intellectual contexts out of which Habermas' work emerged, and offers an overview of his main ideas, including those in his most recent publication. Amongst the topics discussed are his relationship to the Frankfurt School of critical theory and Marx, his unique contributions to the philosophy of (...)
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    Self-Reference and Incompleteness in a Non-Monotonic Setting.Timothy G. Mccarthy - 1994 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 23 (4):423 - 449.
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    The Cambridge Companion to Habermas.Thomas McCarthy - 1997 - Ethics 107 (2):369-372.
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    On Misunderstanding?Understanding?Thomas McCarthy - 1973 - Theory and Decision 3 (4):351-370.
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  50. Engineering Decisions in a Global Context and Social Choice.Timothy McCarthy & Noreen Surgrue - 2015 - In Eyad Masad, Jr Harris, Hassan Bashir, Paolo Gardoni & Colleen Murphy (eds.), Engineering Ethics for a Globalized World. Springer Verlag.
     
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