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Pippin, Robert B. 1948-

Overview
Works: 82 works in 428 publications in 4 languages and 13,107 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry  Software  Comic books, strips, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Contributor
Classifications: B3313.A43, 193
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert B Pippin
Modernism as a philosophical problem : on the dissatisfactions of European high culture by Robert B Pippin( Book )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now in its second edition, Robert Pippin's Modernism as a Philosophical Problem presents a new interpretation of the negative and critical self-understanding characteristic of much European high culture since romanticism and especially since Nietzsche, and answers the question of why the issue of modernity became a philosophical problem in European tradition." "This unique and engaging view of modernity is an essential read for students, academics, and researchers studying modernism, twentieth-century philosophy, social theory, and Hegel and German Idealism."--Jacket
Nietzsche, psychology, and first philosophy by Robert B Pippin( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Expanded from a series of lectures Pippin delivered at the Collège de France, Nietzsche, Psychology, and First Philosophy offers a brilliant, novel, and accessible reading of this seminal thinker"--Jacket
Hegel's practical philosophy : rational agency as ethical life by Robert B Pippin( Book )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fresh and original book argues that the central questions in Hegel's practical philosophy are the central questions in modern accounts of freedom: What is freedom, or what would it be to act freely? Is it possible so to act? And how important is leading a free life? Robert Pippin argues that the core of Hegel's answers is a social theory of agency, the view that agency is not exclusively a matter of the self-relation and self-determination of an individual but requires the right sort of engagement with and recognition by others. Using a detailed analysis of key Hegelian texts, he develops this interpretation to reveal the bearing of Hegel's claims on many contemporary issues, including much-discussed core problems in the liberal democratic tradition. His important study will be valuable for all readers who are interested in Hegel's philosophy and in the modern problems of agency and freedom
The practice of value by Joseph Raz( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Practice of Value explores the nature of value and its relation to the social and historical conditions under which human agents live. At the core of the book are the Tanner Lectures delivered at Berkeley in 2001 by Joseph Raz, who has been one of the leading figures in moral and legal philosophy since the 1970s. Raz argues that values depend importantly on social practices, but that we can make sense of this dependence without falling back on cultural relativism. In response, three eminent philosophers, Christine Korsgaard, Robert Pippin, and Bernard Williams, offer their own distinctive reflections on the connections between value and practice. The book begins with an introduction by Jay Wallace, setting the scene for what follows, and ends with a response from Raz to his commentators. The result is a fascinating debate, accessible to readers throughout and beyond philosophy, about the relations between human values and human life."--Jacket
Hegel's idealism : the satisfactions of self-consciousness by Robert B Pippin( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the most important book on Hegel to have appeared in the past ten years. Robert Pippin offers a completely new interpretation of Hegel's idealism, which focuses on Hegel's appropriation and development of kant's theoretical project. Hegel is presented neither as a precritical metaphysician nor as a social theorist, but as a critical philosopher whose disagreements with Kant, especially on the issue of intuitions, enrich the idealist arguments against empiricism, realism and naturalism. In the face of the dismissal of absolute idealism as either unintelligible or implausible, Pippin explains and defends an original account of the philosophical basis for Hegel's claims about the historical and social nature of selfconsciousness, and so of knowledge itself
Hollywood westerns and American myth : the importance of Howard Hawks and John Ford for political philosophy by Robert B Pippin( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this pathbreaking book one of America's most distinguished philosophers brilliantly explores the status and authority of law and the nature of political allegiance through close readings of three classic Hollywood Westerns: Howard Hawks' "Red River" and John Ford's "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" and "The Searchers". Robert Pippin treats these films as sophisticated mythic accounts of a key moment in American history: its 'second founding', or the western expansion. His central question concerns how these films explore classical problems in political psychology, especially how the virtues of a commercial republic gain some hold on individuals at a time when the heroic and martial virtues were so important. Westerns, Pippin shows, raise central questions about the difference between private violence and revenge and the state's claim to a legitimate monopoly on violence, and they show how these claims come to be experienced and accepted or rejected. Pippin's account of the best Hollywood Westerns brings this genre into the centre of the tradition of political thought, and his readings raise questions about political psychology and the political passions that have been neglected in contemporary political thought in favour of a limited concern with the question of legitimacy."--Jacket
Kant's theory of form : an essay on the Critique of pure reason by Robert B Pippin( Book )

12 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idealism as modernism : Hegelian variations by Robert B Pippin( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Modernity' has come to refer both to a contested historical category and to an even more contested philosophical and civilisational ideal. In this important collection of essays Robert Pippin takes issue with some prominent assessments of what is or is not philosophically at stake in the idea of a modern revolution in Western civilisation, and presents an alternative view. Professor Pippin disputes many traditional characterisations of the distinctiveness of modern philosophy. In their place he defends claims about agency, freedom, ethical life and modernity itself, all of which are central to the German idealist philosophical tradition, and in particular, to the writings of Hegel. Having considered the Hegelian version of these issues the author explores other accounts as found in Habermas, Strauss, Blumenberg, Nietzsche, and Heidegger
Henry James and modern moral life by Robert B Pippin( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Henry James and Modern Moral Life, Professor Robert Pippin argues that James's fiction reveals a sophisticated theory of moral understanding and moral motivation. Pippin claims that James is engaged in a distinctive kind of original thinking and reflecting on modern moral life in his novels and short stories." "Pippin further contends that James, in his sensitivity to the precarious and confusing situation of moral understanding in modern societies, both avoids skepticism and powerfully presents the nature of moral claims and dependence." "Professor Pippin offers new interpretations of Portrait of a Lady, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors, The Golden Bowl, and several of James's short stories, including The Beast in the Jungle and The Turn of the Screw, to support his case for James's moral philosophy."--Jacket
Thus spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unabridged text of Friedrich Nietzsche's parable about Zarathustra, a superior young man who proclaims the death of God and challenges mankind to face its destiny, accompanied by a critical introduction that discusses key issues in the text
Marcuse : critical theory & the promise of utopia by Robert B Pippin( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hegel on self-consciousness : desire and death in the Phenomenology of spirit by Robert B Pippin( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the most influential chapter of his most important philosophical work, the Phenomenology of Spirit, Hegel makes the central and disarming assertions that "self-consciousness is desire itself" and that it attains its "satisfaction" only in another self-consciousness. Hegel on Self-Consciousness presents a groundbreaking new interpretation of these revolutionary claims, tracing their roots to Kant's philosophy and demonstrating their continued relevance for contemporary thought
The persistence of subjectivity : on the Kantian aftermath by Robert B Pippin( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussing Heidegger, Gadamer, Adorno, Leo Strauss, Manfred Frank, & John McDowell, Robert Pippin attempts to understand how subjectivity arise in contemporary institutional practices such as medicine, as well as in other contexts such as modernism in the visual arts & in the novels of Marcel Proust
Hegel on ethics and politics by Otfried Höffe( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This series makes available in English for the first time important recent work by German philosophers on major figures in the German philosophical tradition. The volumes provide critical perspectives on philosophers of great significance to the Anglo-American philosophical community, perspectives that have been largely ignored except by a handful of writers on German philosophy. The dissemination of this work will be of enormous value to Anglophone students and scholars of the history of German philosophy."--Jacket
After the beautiful : Hegel and the philosophy of pictorial modernism by Robert B Pippin( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his Berlin lectures on fine art, Hegel argued that art involves a unique form of aesthetic intelligibility--the expression of a distinct collective self-understanding that develops through historical time. Hegel's approach to art has been influential in a number of different contexts, but in a twist of historical irony Hegel would die just before the most radical artistic revolution in history: modernism. In After the Beautiful, Robert B. Pippin, looking at modernist paintings by artists such as Édouard Manet and Paul Cézanne through Hegel's lens, does what Hegel never had the chance to do
Fatalism in American film noir : some cinematic philosophy by Robert B Pippin( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductions to Nietzsche( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is one of the most important philosophers of the last two hundred years, whose writings, both published and unpublished, have had a formative influence on virtually all aspects of modern culture. This volume offers introductory essays on all of Nietzsche's completed works and also his unpublished notebooks. The essays address such topics as his criticism of morality and Christianity, his doctrines of the will to power and the eternal recurrence, his perspectivism, his theories of tragedy and nihilism and his thoughts on ancient and modern culture. Written by internationally recognized scholars, they provide the interested reader with an up-to-date and authoritative overview of the thought of this fascinating figure"--
Interanimations : receiving modern German philosophy by Robert B Pippin( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and German and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigorism and the new Kant -- Robert Brandom's Hegel -- John McDowell's Germans -- Slavoj Zizek's Hegel -- Axel Honneth's Hegelianism -- Alexander Nehamas's Nietzsche -- Bernard Williams on Nietzsche on the Greeks -- Heidegger on Nietzsche on nihilism -- Leo Strauss's Nietzsche -- The expressivist Nietzsche -- Alasdair Macintyre's modernity
Henry James and modern moral life by Robert B Pippin( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Henry James and Modern Moral Life, Professor Robert Pippin argues that James's fiction reveals a sophisticated theory of moral understanding and moral motivation. Pippin claims that James is engaged in a distinctive kind of original thinking and reflecting on modern moral life in his novels and short stories." "Pippin further contends that James, in his sensitivity to the precarious and confusing situation of moral understanding in modern societies, both avoids skepticism and powerfully presents the nature of moral claims and dependence." "Professor Pippin offers new interpretations of Portrait of a Lady, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors, The Golden Bowl, and several of James's short stories, including The Beast in the Jungle and The Turn of the Screw, to support his case for James's moral philosophy."--Jacket
Introductions to Nietzsche by Robert B Pippin( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is one of the most important philosophers of the last two hundred years, whose writings, both published and unpublished, have had a formative influence on virtually all aspects of modern culture. This volume offers introductory essays on all of Nietzsche's completed works and also his unpublished notebooks. The essays address such topics as his criticism of morality and Christianity, his doctrines of the will to power and the eternal recurrence, his perspectivism, his theories of tragedy and nihilism and his thoughts on ancient and modern culture. Written by internationally recognized scholars, they provide the interested reader with an up-to-date and authoritative overview of the thought of this fascinating figure"
 
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Buford Pippin, Robert 1948-

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Languages
English (318)

German (5)

Chinese (2)

Italian (1)

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Nietzsche, psychology, and first philosophyHegel's practical philosophy : rational agency as ethical lifeThe practice of valueHegel's idealism : the satisfactions of self-consciousnessHollywood westerns and American myth : the importance of Howard Hawks and John Ford for political philosophyIdealism as modernism : Hegelian variationsHenry James and modern moral lifeThus spake Zarathustra