James Ferguson Conant

Alexander von Humboldt-Professor

Humboldt Professorship

On July 1st, 2017 James Conant assumed the position of Humboldt Professor at the University of Leipzig. He has been co-director with Andrea Kern of the Forschungskolleg Analytic German Idealism in Leipzig since 2012. He is also the director of the Center for German Philosophy at the University of Chicago. Under his leadership, these two research centers will form the main axis of an international philosophical network, spanning Germany, Israel and the United States. They will jointly promote and fund academic exchange at the doctoral, post-doctoral and professorial levels, while sponsoring a series of international conferences, workshops, and seminars to be held in Chicago, Leipzig, and Tel Aviv. These will be devoted not only to increasing dialogue between scholars working on classical German philosophy and analytic philosophy respectively, but, more importantly, to exploring the mutual implication of these two traditions in one another — especially as it has come to be embodied in the work of contemporary philosophers on both sides of the Atlantic whose work resists categorization in either of these traditions to the exclusion of the other.

Brief Biography

Born in Kyoto, Japan, in 1958, James Conant is also Chester D. Tripp Professor of Humanities, Professor of Philosophy and Full Professor in the College at the University of Chicago, USA. After taking a B.A. and then a Ph.D. at Harvard University, USA, in 1990, he became a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. In 1999, he moved to the University of Chicago. He has taught, amongst others, in France, Germany, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Ireland and Italy. Conant has received numerous awards and honours including the Humboldt Foundation’s Anneliese Maier Research Award and the Neubauer Collegium Award for the University of Chicago’s “ldealism Project”.

Brief Research Profile

Conant works broadly in philosophy and has published articles in Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Aesthetics, German Idealism, and History of Analytic Philosophy, among other areas, and on a wide range of philosophers, including Kant, Emerson, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Josiah Royce, William James, Frege, Carnap, Wittgenstein, Putnam, Cavell, Rorty, and McDowell, among others.

His latest books are:

  • Friedrich Nietzsche: Perfektionismus und Perspektivismus, Konstanz University Press, 2014.
  • The Norton Anthology of Western Philosophy: Vol. 2 After Kant: The Analytic Tradition, W. W. Norton & Company, 2017.

 

 

Audio and Video Recordings

A Brief Autobiographical Reflection

“Philosophy is really homesickness: the urge to be at home everywhere.”
“Die Philosophie ist eigentlich Heimweh – Trieb überall zu Hause zu sein.”

Novalis, Das allgemeine Broullion,
Materialien zur Enzyklopädistik 1789/99, Nr. 857

Further Audio and Video Recordings

James Conant and Cora Diamond, “The Subliming of the Object of Philosophical Investigation”, from the 5th Ludwig Wittgenstein Summer School, on the topic of Wittgenstein’s Conception of Philosophy: Philosophical Investigations, Sections 93 – 133, August 6, 2013, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria – Link

James Conant, “Alexander von Humboldt Award Recipient Profile” – Link

James Conant, “The Invisibility of Directorial Perfection,” at the CCT MFS Film & Philosophy, University of Chicago, January 2017 Link

James Conant, “Witgenstein’s Methods,” at the 4rth BWS Annual Conference, Gregynog, Wales July 16-17, 2011 Link

James Conant and Konrad Lindner, “Thomas S. Kuhn: Die Struktur wissenschaftlicher Revolutionen” on the German radio show SWR2 Wissen, May 9, 2016 Link

James Conant, with Robert J. Richards, and Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer, “On Doubt,” at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago. May 5, 2016. Link

James Conant and Cora Diamond co-taught the 7th Ludwig Wittgenstein Summer School from the 5th to the 8th of August, 2015 in Kirchberg am Wechsel in Lower Austria. Recordings of the summer school can be accessed here.

James Conant, “Some Socratic Aspects of Wittgenstein,” St. John’s College in Santa Fe, May 1, 2015. Link

James Conant, “Matter and Form: Two Ways of Distinguishing Varieties of Skepticism”, University of Bonn, Wednesday, November 26, 2014. (YouTube) – Link

James Conant, “Thomas Kuhn on the Difference between Puzzles and Problems”, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Sunday, November 23, 2014. (video) Link

James Conant and Jay Elliott discuss the analytic tradition on Elucidations, the Department’s podcast series. Oct. 16, 2014. Link

“Die Unsichtbarkeit einer perfekten Regie” James Conant: über Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, USA 1960) (video and audio). July 16th, 2014. Link

“Early and Later Wittgenstein on the Ordinary, on Language, and on Ordinary Language”, Amhurst College March 27, 2014 – Link

Jim Conant, “Benjamin on the Nature of the Cinematic Medium”. Talk at the Benjamin as Philosopher Conference, The University of Chicago, February 16, 2014 Link

James Conant and Cora Diamond co-taught the 5th Ludwig Wittgenstein Summerschool from the 7th to the 10th of August 2013 in Kirchberg am Wechsel in Lower Austria. Recordings of the Kirchberg summer school can be accessed by clicking here.

James Conant, “Kant’s Dove and Wittgenstein’s Ice-walker,” from the 5th Wittgenstein Summerschool, in August 2013. Link

“Das exemplarische bei Emerson und Nietzsche”, A lecture at the Nietzsche-Forum München, June 3, 2013 (Greeting and Introduction; Lecture; Q&A)

Jim Conant and others, “Wie man wird, was man ist: Vom Wert der Persönlichkeit”, A Radio interview with Nikolaus Halmer on ORF radio, January 8, 2013 (in German) Link

(2011) Nietzsche’s Critique of the Layer-Cake Conception of Human Mindedness – Lecture in Bergen 2011, Sep. 21 Link

Videos of James Conant and Arnold Davidson, along with others, speaking at the Humanities Center at Harvard, on Oct. 14, 2010 at an event, celebrating the publication of Stanley Cavell’s autobiography, Little Did I Know. – Link

(2009) Thomas Kuhn on the Difference Between a Puzzle and a Problem – Lecture in Bergen 2009, Sep. 10 Link

Philosophy as History or System – Emptiness or Blindness? Lecture in Bergen, Norway, Aug 27, 2009. Link

Discussing Wittgenstein on a show titled “Showing the Fly the Way Out” on German Radio SWR2 on June 9th, 2008 – Listen

“John McDowell’s Kant” lecture given on September 19, 2005, University of Bergen – Listen

“Family Resemblance, Composite Photography, and Unity of Concept: Goethe, Galton, Wittgenstein” lecture given on September 15, 2005, University of Bergen – Abstract or Listen

Varieties of Skepticism, a series of lectures given in August-September, 2005 at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bergen, Norway – Link

The Alleged Heresy of Mono-Wittgensteinianism,” lecture given on June 2, 2005 at Wittgenstein, Philosophy and Language conference in Skjolden, Norway – Listen

Gretchen Helfridge with James Conant and Robert Richards, “Science and Aesthetics” on WBEZ’s “Odyssey”, January 3, 2003 – .mp4 files

Gretchen Helfridge with James Conant and Arthur Danto, “After Beauty”, on WBEZ’s “Odyssey”, 2003 – .mp4files

Gretchen Helfridge with James Conant, Hilary Putnam, Richard Rortey, ” What is Pragmatism“, WBEZ “Odyssey”, 24 April 2002 – .mp4 files

“The continuity of Wittgenstein’s philosophy: why worry about the Tractatus?” lecture given on December 15, 2001, University of Bergen – Abstract or Listen

 

Detailed Research Profile

James Conant is the leader of the Humboldt Project at the University of Leipzig. It is conceived as a joint venture between a number of departments and centers of philosophy around the world, with a primary axis of cooperation between the University of Chicago and the University of Leipzig. Accordingly, between 2017 and 2022 Conant will divide his time between Leipzig and Chicago. On
July 1, 2017 Conant assumed the position of Humboldt Professor, spending every Winter Semester and the second half of every summer semester at the University of Leipzig, in order to serve in this capacity. During this five-year span he will teach at the University of Chicago only during the Spring Quarter of each year. (For more information about his activities in Chicago, click here). He is co-director with Andrea Kern of the FAGI (click here for more information) in Leipzig, as well as the director of the Center for German Philosophy at the University of Chicago. Under Conant leadership, these two research centers will jointly comprise the spine of an international philosophical network, spanning Germany, Greece, Israel, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Conant is currently working on four book-length projects: a monograph on skepticism entitled Varieties of Skepticism, a co-authored collection of essays with Cora Diamond entitled Wittgenstein and the Inheritance of Philosophy, a book on film aesthetics entitled The Ontology of the Cinematographic Image, and a forthcoming collection of interpretative essays on a variety of philosophers entitled Resolute Readings. He has edited, among other things, two volumes of Hilary Putnam’s papers and co-edited (with John Haugeland) one volume of Thomas Kuhn’s papers, with a second posthumous work by Kuhn soon to be completed. Together with Jay Elliot, he is the co-editor of one of the volumes of the Norton Anthology of Western Philosophy – namely the volume After Kant: The Analytic Tradition.

Conant has taught as a visiting professor at the College de France, Postdam University, the LMU in Munich, University of Amsterdam, University of Bergen, University of Helsinki, University of Iceland in Reykyavik, University of Picardy in Amiens, University of Uppsala, Leipzig University, Göttingen University, University College Dublin, University of Veracruz in Xalapa, Humboldt University in Berlin, and the University of Rome La Sapienza. From 1990 to 1993 he was a Fellow at the Michigan Society of Fellows, from 2008 to 2009 at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and from 2012 to2013 at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg of the University of Goettingen. From 2006 to 2008, together with David Wellbery, he was a co-recipient of a Mellon Foundation Saywer Seminar Grant. He is the co-recipient of two Humboldt TransCoop Awards, one with Sebastian Rödl and one with Pirmin Stekeler, each of which has facilitated numerous philosophical projects, workshops, and conferences sponsored jointly by the Departments of Philosophy at Leipzig University and the University of Chicago. In 2012 he was awarded the Anneliese Meier Prize by the Humboldt Foundation.

Conant serves on a number of academic advisory boards, including those of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (link), the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (link), the Berlin Center for Knowledge Research (link), the North American Nietzsche Society (link), the Wittgenstein Initiative (link), and the Internationale Ludwig Wittgenstein Gesellschaft (link). He is also a member of the senior editorial board of the bi-lingual German-English journal Wittgenstein-Studien: Internationales Jahrbuch für Wittgenstein-Forschung (link) and the senior editorial board of the bi-lingual Italian-English journal Iride (link). Together with Günter Abel, he is co-editor of the book series Berlin Studies in Knowledge Research (link), as well as a member of the advisory board of the book series called Nordic Wittgenstein Studies. Together with Andrea Kern, he is the co-director of the Center for Analytic German Idealism and co-editor of the affiliated book series Analytischer Deutscher Idealismus (link). He served as Chairman of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago for three years, stepping down in July, 2011, and serving again as Interim Chair for the academic year 2014/5.

CV (PDF)

Recent and Forthcoming News

      • Together with Cora Diamond and Martin Gustafsson he will teach the 2019 Wittgenstein Summer School.
      • James Conant is one of the three winners in 2017 of the Humboldt Prize. Link.
      • James Conant taught a summer school on Wittgenstein on Following a Rule at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, in Göttingen, Germany. The summer school was held from the 14th to the 17th of September, 2016. For more information about this event, click here.
      • The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago has awarded a two-year grant to James Conant, Robert Pippin, and David Wellbery and their collaborators at the University of Leipzig for their large-scale faculty research project “The Idealism Project: Self-Determining Form and the Autonomy of the Humanities“. For more information on the project, click here.
      • Germany’s leading newspaper, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, reviews James Conant’s recent book on Nietzsche, August 26, 2014. PDF
      • James Conant and Cora Diamond co-taught the 7th Ludwig Wittgenstein Summer School on the topic of Wittgenstein on Following a Rule: Philosophical Investigations, Sections 185 – 242. The Summer School took place from the 5th to the 8th of August, 2015 in Kirchberg am Wechsel in Lower Austria. The event was sponsored by the International Ludwig Wittgenstein Institute and took place just prior to the 38th International Wittgenstein Symposium in Kirchberg, which started on the 9th of August, 2015. For more information about the Summer School, click here.
      • Skepticism and Intentionality: Perspectives on Topics of James Conant, October 31, 2012 – Uni- Bonn Link
      • James Conant and Cora Diamond co-taught the 5th Ludwig Wittgenstein Summerschool from the 7th to the 10th of August 2013 in Kirchberg am Wechsel in Lower Austria. The event is sponsored by the the International Ludwig Wittgenstein Institute and took place just prior to the 36th International Wittgenstein Symposium 2013, in Kirchberg, starting on the 11th of August 2013. Recordings of the Kirchberg summer school can be accessed by clicking here. For more information about this event, click here.
      • On December 5th, 2012, James Conant will be the first Voltaire Lecturer in the new annual Voltaire Lecture Series at the University of Potsdam. Link
      • On December 3, 2012, the Center for Analytic German Idealism (CAGI) will open at the University of Leipzig. Together with Prof. Andrea Kern (Leipzig), James Conant will serve as the co-director of this new institute. The program of the opening event may be found here. Link
      • In April 2012, James Conant and Cora Diamond co-directed a Young Scholars Workshop on the topic of Philosophy, Literature and Film, at the Center for Philosophy and Literature at Duke University. Link
      • “James Conant in Potsdam”- January 12, 2012, Maerkische Allgemeine. Link
      • Rethinking Epistemology, Volumes 1 and 2, edited by Guenter Abel and James Conant, were published by Walter De Gruyter, Inc., Berlin, in December, 2011 and June, 2012 respectively.
      • On Oct. 29-31, 2012, the International Centre for Philosophy at Bonn University will host a conference on “Skepticism and Intentionality – Perspectives on Topics of James Conant”.  
      • During the academic year 2012/2013, James Conant will be a fellow at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Göttingen.
      • The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has awarded the Anneliese Maier Prize to James Conant for research of internationally recognised excellence in the humanities or social sciences. Link
      • James Conant is among the keynote speakers at a conference on Philosophy, Film, and Skepticism at the University of Bonn, Germany, from November 28 – 30, 2011.
      • On June 10, 2011,  the journal Philosophical Investigations published a “virtual issue” which features the ten best articles published in the journal from 1980 to the present day and includes James Conant’s 1998 article “Wittgenstein on Meaning and Use”.
      • Beyond the Tractatus Wars, edited by Rupert Read and Matthew Lavery, was published in July 2011 by Routledge. The collection consists of a series of paired newly commissioned pieces alternately arguing for and against the so-called “resolute reading” of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus first put forward by Cora Diamond and James Conant.
      • Together with Sebastian Rödl, James Conant will run a SIAS Summer Institute (to take place in at the National Institute of Humanities at Chapel Hill in August, 2011 and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin in August, 2012), titled The Second Person: Comparative Perspectives (click here for more information).
      • On June 10, 2011,  the journal Philosophical Investigations published a “virtual issue” which features the ten best articles published in the journal from 1980 to the present day and includes James Conant’s 1998 article “Wittgenstein on Meaning and Use”.
      • The Institute of Philosophy of the University of Porto in Portugal is hosting a conference titled The Logical Alien at 20, to take place on June 13th & 14th, 2011, on the 20th anniversary of the publication of James Conant’s paper The Search for Logically Alien Thought. For more information, click here.
      • Additional past news and announcements can be found on our “News” and “Announcements” pages here.

Books

      • Co-editor of The Norton Anthology of Western Philosophy: After Kant (Vol. Volume 2: The Analytic Tradition), W. W. Norton & Co., New York, NY, 2017. PDF of Blurbs
      • Co-editor of The Second Person, Philosophical Topics, Volume 42, No 1. PDF of Table of Contents and Editor’s Introduction..
      • James Conant, Friedrich Nietzsche: Perfektionismus & Perspektivismus tr. by Joachim Schulte, Konstanz University Press, 2014. Cover and TOC (PDF)
      • (co-edited with Andrea Kern), Varieties of Skepticism: Essays after Kant, Wittgenstein, and Cavell Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, Berlin Studies in Knowledge Research 5 (2014). For the PDF of the Table of Contents and Editors’ “Introduction: From Kant to Cavell” click here
      • Rethinking Epistemology, Vol. 2, co-edited with Guenter Abel (Walter De Gruyter Inc., June, 2012)
      • Rethinking Epistemology, Vol. 1, with Guenter Abel (Walter De Gruyter Inc., December, 2011)
      • Orwell ou le Pouvoir de la Verite (Agone, 2012) – Link
      • James Conant and Cora Diamond, Rileggere Wittgenstein (with a Foreword by Piergiorgio Donatelli and an Afterword by Silver Bronzo), Carocci, Rome, 2010 Table of Contents PDF
      • Co-editor of Hilary Putnam: Pragmatism and Realism, Routledge, London, 2002 – PDF
      • Editor of Analytic Kantianism, Philosophical Topics, Vol. 34, Nos. 1 & 2 PDF
      • Co-editor of Thomas Kuhn: The Road Since Structure, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 2000
      • Editor of Hilary Putnam: Words and Life, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1994 (PDF of Editor’s Introduction) – Link
      • Editor of Hilary Putnam: Realism with a Human Face, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1990 (PDF part 1 of Editor’s Introduction, PDF part 2 of Editor’s Introduction) – Link
      • The road since structure: philosophical essays, 1970-1993, Ed. with John Haugeland – Link
      • Co-editor of Thomas Kuhn: The Plurality of Worlds, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL (forthcoming)
      • Co-editor of Skepticism in Context, Blackwell’s, Oxford, UK (forthcoming)

    Selected Publications in English

        • James Conant, “Why Kant is Not a Kantian,” in Philosophical Topics, Vol. 44, No. 1, Spring 2016. PDF
        • James Conant and Silver Bronzo, “Resolute Readings of the Tractatus,” in A Companion to Wittgenstein, ed. by Hans-Johann Glock and John Hyman, Hoboken: Wiley, 2017, pp. 175 – 194. PDF
        • “The Emergence of the Concept of the Analytic Tradition as a Form of Philosophical Self-Consciousness”, forthcoming in Beyond the Analytic-Continental Divide, ed. by Jeffrey Bell, Andrew Cutrofello and Paul Livingston, New York: Routledge, 2015. PDF
        • “Two Varieties of Skepticism” forthcoming in Rethinking Epistemology, Vol. 2, edited by Guenter Abel and James Conant, Berlin: Walter De Gruyter 2012, pp. 1-73. PDF
        • “Three ways of Inheriting Austin”, in La philosophie du langage ordinaire: Histoire et actualité de la philosophie d’Oxford / Ordinary Language Philosophy: The History and Contemporary Relevance of Oxford Philosophy, edited by Christoph Al-Saleh and Sandra Laugier, Olms Verlag, Hildesheim, 2011. PDF
        • Co-authored (with Ed Dain), “Throwing the Baby Out: A Reply to Roger White” in Beyond The Tractatus Wars: The New Wittgenstein Debate Edited by Rupert Read, Matthew A. Lavery, Routledge, 2011. PDF
        • “Wittgestein’s Methods”, in The Oxford Handbook of Wittgenstein, ed. Oskari Kuusela, Oxford University Press, 2011. PDF
        • “The World of a Movie”, in Making a Difference, edited by Niklas Forsberg and Susanne Jansson, Thales, Stockholm, 2011. PDF
        • “A Development in Wittgenstein’s Conception of Philosophy: From “The Method” to Methods”, in In Sprachspiele verstricht – oder: Wie man der Fliege den Ausweg zeigt edited by Stefan Tolksdorf and Holm Tetens (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2010). PDF
        • “The American Scholar,” in New Literary History of America, ed. Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors, Harvard University Press, April, 2009. (PDF)
        • “Josiah Royce and the Problem of Error,” in New Literary History of America, ed. Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors, Harvard University Press, April, 2009. (PDF)
        • “Mild Mono-Wittgensteinianism,” Wittgenstein and the Moral Life: Essays in Honor of Cora Diamond, edited by Alice Crary, M.I. T. Press, 2007 Link
        • “Subjective Thought”, Cahiers Parisiens, edited by Robert Morrissey, Volume 3, 2007. (PDF)
        • “Wittgenstein’s Later Criticism of the Tractatus”, in Wittgenstein: The Philosopher and his Works, edited by A. Pichler and S. Säätelä, Ontos Verlag, Vienna, 2006. (PDF)
        • “The Recovery of Greece and the Discovery of America”, in Reading Cavell, edited by Alice Crary and Sanford Shieh, Routledge, 2006. (PDF)
        • “The Dialectic of Perspectivism, II,” Sats – Nordic Journal of Philosophy, Vol 7, No 1 (2006). PDF
        • “Rorty and Orwell on Truth” in On Nineteen-Eighty-Four: Orwell and Our Future, edited by Abbott Gleason, Jack Goldsmith, and Martha Nussbaum, Princeton University Press, (2005). (PDF)
        • “The Dialectic of Perspectivism, I,” Sats – Nordic Journal of Philosophy, Vol 6, No 2 (2005) PDF
        • “Cavell and the Concept of America”, in Contending with Stanley Cavell, edited by Russell Goodman, Oxford University Press; 2005. (PDF)
        • “Stanley Cavell’s Wittgenstein”, Harvard Review of Philosophy, 2005 (PDF)
        • “What ‘Ethics’ in the Tractatus is Not”, in Religion and Wittgenstein’s Legacy, edited by D.Z. Phillips, Ashgate Publishing, 2005. Link
        • Co-authored (with Cora Diamond), “On Reading the Tractatus Resolutely,”in The Lasting Significance of Wittgenstein’s Philosophy, edited by Max Kölbel and Bernhard Weiss, Routledge, 2004. Link
        • “Varieties of Skepticism,” in Wittgenstein and Skepticism, edited by Denis McManus, Routledge Press, 2004. PDF
        • “How Wittgenstein’s Ladder Turned into a Fly-bottle”, in New History of German Literature, edited by David Wellbery, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Anton Kaes, Dorothea von Muecke, and Judith Ryan, Harvard University Press; 2004. (PDF)
        • (with Hilary Putnam and Richard Rorty), “What is Pragmatism? A Discussion”, in Think, Issue 8 Autumn 2004. (PDF)
        • “Why Worry About the Tractatus?”, in Post-Analytic Tractatus, edited by Barry Foster, Ashgate, 2004. (PDF)
        • The Concept of America, in Society, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2003. PDF
        • “On Going the Bloody Hard Way in Philosophy”, in The Possibilities of Sense, edited by John Whittaker, Macmillan, 2003 (PDF)
        • “The Method of the Tractatus”, in From Frege to Wittgenstein: Perspectives on Early Analytic Philosophy, edited by Erich H. Reck, Oxford University Press, 2002 (PDF Part One | Part Two)
        • “In the Electoral Colony: Kafka in Florida,” Critical Inquiry, Vol. 27, No. 4 (Summer, 2001), pp. 662-702 Link
        •  “Coming to Wittgenstein”, in Philosophical Investigations, Vo. 24, No.2, 2001. (PDF)
        • “Philosophy and Biography” in Wittgenstein: Biography and Philosophy by James Carl Klagge, Oxford University Press, 2001 (PDF)
        • “A Prolegomenon to the Reading of Later Wittgenstein”, in Deconstruction and Pragmatism, edited by Chantal Mouffe and Ludwig Nagl, Peter Lang Press, 2001 (PDF)
        • “Two Conceptions of Die Überwindung der Metaphysik“, in Wittgenstein in America, edited by Timothy McCarthy and Peter Winch, Oxford University Press, 2001. (PDF)
        • “In the Electoral Colony”, in Critical Inquiry, Summer 2001. (PDF)
        • “Nietzsche’s Perfectionism: A Reading of Schopenhauer as Educator,” in Nietzsche’s Postmoralism, edited by Richard Schacht, CUP, 2000. Part 1 Part 2
        • “Freedom, Cruelty and Truth: Rorty versus Orwell,” in Richard Rorty and His Critics, edited by Robert Brandom, Blackwell, 2000. (PDF)
        • “Elucidation and Nonsense in Frege and Early Wittgenstein”, in The New Wittgenstein, edited by A. Crary and R. Read, Routledge, London, 2000. (PDF)
        • “Wittgenstein on Meaning and Use,” in Philosophical Investigations Volume 21 Issue 3 Page 222-250, July 1998 Link
        • “Emerson as Educator”, in Emerson Society Quarterly (Spring, 1998). (PDF)
        • “Kierkegaard’s POSTSCRIPT and Wittgenstein’s Tractatus: Teaching How to Pass from Disguised to Patent Nonsense,” Wittgenstein Studies 2/97 Link
        • “The James/Royce Dispute and the Development of James’s ‘Solution'”, in The Cambridge Companion to William James, edited by Ruth Anna Putnam, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.: 1997. (PDF)
        • “On Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Mathematics” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, New Series, Vol. 97 (1997), pp. 195-222 Link
        • “Putting Two and Two Together: Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein and the Point of View for Their Work as Authors”, in The Grammar of Religious Belief, edited by D.Z. Phillips, St. Martins Press, NY: 1996. (PDF Part I Part II)
        • “Nietzsche, Kierkegaard and Anscombe on Moral Unintelligibility”, in Religion and Morality, edited by D. Z. Phillips, St. Martins Press, NY: 1996. (PDF)
        • “Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein and Nonsense”, in Pursuits of Reason, edited by Ted Cohen, Paul Guyer and Hilary Putnam, Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock: 1993, pp. 195-224. (PDF)
        • “The Search for Logically Alien Thought: Descartes, Kant, Frege and the Tractatus” in The Philosophy of Hilary Putnam, Philosophical Topics, Vol. 20, No. 1 (1991), pp. 115-180. (PDF)
        • “On Bruns, on Cavell,” in Critical Inquiry, Vol. 17, Spring 1991. Link
        • “Must We Show What We Cannot Say?” inThe Senses of Stanley Cavell, edited by R. Fleming and M. Payne, Bucknell University Press, 1989. Link
        • “On Philosophical Ground”, Harvard Review, Vol. 1, No. 1 ((Fall 1986). (PDF)

    Interviews in English

     

        • “Interview. From Positivist Rabbi to Resolute Reader: James Conant in Conversation with Niklas Forsberg, Part 1” Nordic Wittgenstein Review. Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 131-160. Link
        • “Interview with Stanley Cavell”, in The Senses of Stanley Cavell, edited by R. Fleming and M. Payne, Bucknell University Press, 1989. (PDF)
        • Jim Conant’s recorded lectures & interviews 

     

     

    Selected Reviews by James Conant in English

     

        • “The Triumph of the Gift over the Curse in Stanley Cavell’s Little Did I Know” Review of Little Did I Know by Stanley Cavell, in MLN Comparative Literature Issue, Vol. 126, No. 5 (December 2011), pp. 1004-1013. PDF
        • Throwing Away the Top of the Ladder” Review of Wittgenstein, A Life: Young Ludwig, 1889-1921 by Brian McGuinness and The World as I Found It by Bruce Duffy, inThe Yale Review, Vol. 79, No. 3 (1991), pp. 328-364. PDF

     

     

    Selected Publications in German

        • James Conant, “Die Einheit des Erkenntnisvermögens bei Kant,” in Selbstbewusstes Leben, ed. by Andrea Kern and Christian Kietzmann, 2017, pp. 229-269. PDF
        • James Conant, “Zur Möglichkeit Eines Sowohl Subjektiven Als Auch Objektiven Gedankens” in Perspektive und Fiktion Taschenbuch, ed. By Thomas Hilgers and Gertud Koch, Fink, Wilhelm; Auflage: 2017
        • James Conant, “Philosophie als Lebenspraxis und Philosophie als Schreibpraxis,” in Geschichte der Germanistik 49/50, 2016. pp. 134-144 PDF
        • “Kants Kritik des Schichtenmodells des menschlichen Geistes”, in Das Neue Bedürfnis nach Metaphysik ed. Andreas Speer, Suhrkamp 2015, pp. 137-149.  PDF
        • James Conant and Andrea Kern, “Analytischer Deutsche Idealismus: Vorwort zur Buchreihe”- (PDF) and Link to the book series
        • “Die Unsichtbarkeit einer perfekten Regie: Über Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, USA 1960)” in Angela Keppler, Judith-Frederike Popp u. Martin Seel (Hrsg.) Gesetz und Gewalt im Kino Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 2015, pp. 258-280 PDF
        • James Conant, “Das Exemplarische bei Emerson und Nietzsche” in Christian Nenne u. Enrico Mueller (Hrsg.), Ohnmacht des Subjekts, Macht der Persoenlichkeit, Basel: Schwabe Verlag, 2014, pp. 207-225. PDF
        • “Die Dialektik von Natur und Kultur beim späten Nietzsche” in James Conant, Friedrich Nietzsche: Perfektionismus & Perspektivismus tr. by Joachim Schulte, Konstanz University Press, 2014. PDF
        • “Die Suche nach logisch fremdem Denken: Kant, Frege und der Tractatus”, tr. by  Bastian Reichardt, forthcoming in Bastian Reichardt and Alexander Samans (eds.) Freges Philosophie nach Frege. Münster: Mentis, 2013 .doc
        • Amerika als das philosophische Telos von Schillers literarischem Kantianismus” in Geschichte der Germanistik: Historische Zeitschrift für die Philologien vol. 43/44, 2013, pp.12-20 PDF
        • “Spielarten des Skeptizismus” in Skeptizismus und Metaphysik edited by Markus Gabriel, Akademie-Verlag, Berlin, 2012, pp. 21-72. PDF
        • “Von der mathematischen Logik zur Sprache: Wittgensteins spätere Kritik des Tractatus”, in Wittgenstein: Zu Philosophie und Wissenschaft, edited by Pirmin Stekeler, Felix Meiner Verlag, Berlin, 2012, pp. 30 – 62. PDF
        • Grenzen der Sprache: Eine Skizze von Wittgensteins Spätkritik am,Tractatus,XXIst Deutschen Kongreß für Philosophie, ed. Hans Julius Schneider und Carl Friedrich Gethmann, Academie Verlag, Leipzig, 2011.PDF
        • “Absorption – Die Ontologie einer Spielfilmwelt”, in Geschichte
          der Germanistik
          , Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach, 2009 PDF
        • “Eine Leiter wird zum Fliegenglas,” in Eine Neue Geschichte der Deutschen Literatur, ed. David Wellbery, Judith Ryan and Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Berlin University Press, Fall, 2008. PDF
        • “Die Welt eines Films”, Deutsche Zeitschrift Fuer Philosophie, Band 54, Heft 1 (Jan 2006). PDF
        • “Was ist Pragmatismus?”, in Wittgenstein Jahrbuch 2003, edited and translated by Richard  Raatzsch.
        • “Können unsere kognitiven Vermögen die Gegenstände selbst erreichen?”, in Hilary Putnam und die Tradition des Pragmatismus, edited by Marcus Willaschek and Marie-Louise Raters, Suhrkamp, 2002. PDF
        • “Freiheit, Wahrheit und Grausamkeit: Rorty und Orwell”, in Philosophie: Wissenchaft – Wirtschaft, edited by Rainer Born und Otto Neumaier, ÖBT & HPT, Vienna, 2001. PDF
        • “Stanley Cavells Wittgenstein”, in Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie (1998, Heft 2). PDF

    Selected Interviews in German

        • “The Form of Our Life with Language.” Interview with James Conant, on Cogito, June, 2016. Link
        • James Conant. “Was Philosophie ist, ist eine philosophische Frage,” in Information Philosophie, vol. 3, 2016. Link
        • James Conant, “Philosophie ist keine Disziplin,” an interview which appeared in the December, 2015 issue of student!, an independent student newspaper in Leipzig, Germany. (PDF)
        • James Conant, “Wie Philosophen Probleme (auf)loesen,” LVZ-Online of the University of Leipzig. January 5, 2016. PDF

    Selected Publications in French

        • “Nos pouvoirs cognitifs peuvent-ils atteindre les objets eux-memes?”, translated by Raphaël Ehrsam and Anne Le Goff, in Autour de L’Esprit et le monde, A. Le Goff and C. Al-Saleh, eds., Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, Paris, 2012. (PDF)
        • “Le perfectionnisme de Nietzsche”, translated by Pascal Duval, published for Amazon Kindle, available here – Link
        • “Orwell et la dictature des intellectuels”, in Agone, Vol. 41 – 42, 2009 – Link
        • “Jeter l’échelle”, in Europe, Vol. 82, No. 906, October 2004.
        • “Le premier, le second & le dernier Wittgenstein”, in Wittgenstein, dernières pensées, edited by Jacques Bouveresse, Sandra Laugier and Jean-Jacques Rosat, Agone, 2002. (PDF)
        • “Kafka en Floride” (Short Version), in Esprit, January 2002. (PDF)
        • “Kafka en Floride” (Long Version), in Éthique, littérature, vie humaine, edited by Sandra Laugier, Presses Universitaires de Prance, Paris, 2006.
        • “Deux conceptions de l’Überwindung der Metaphysik: Carnap et le premier Wittgenstein”, in Carnap et la philosophie analytique, edited by Sandra Laugier, Vrin, 2001. (PDF)
        • “Cavell et ses critiques à propos de la signification et de l’usage”, in Cycnos, vol. 17, no. 1, 2000 (PDF)
        • “Introduction à Hilary Putnam et Le Réalisme à Visage Humain“, Editions du Seuil, Paris: 1994 (PDF)
        • “Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, et leur point de vue sur leur oeuvre en tant qu’ auteurs”, in Europe, vol. 82, no. 906 (October 2004), 31-50. (PDF)

    Selected Publications in Other Languages

        • Συμμετρíες και ασυμμετρíες στον πρακτικó και τον θεωρητικó λóγο [Symmetries and Assymetries in Practical and Theoretical Reason] in ΔΕΥΚΑΛΙΩΝ [Deucalion], Vol.29, Issue 1-2, December 2012. PDF
        • “Introduzione”, in Realismo del volto umano by Hilary Putnam, trans. by Eva Picardi, Societa editrice il Mulino, 1995. PDF
        • “Le critiche del secundo Wittgenstein al Tractatus”, in Rileggere Wittgenstein, by James Conant and Cora Diamond, edited by Piergiorgio Donatelli (Roma: Carocci editori, 2010). PDF
        • “Φιλοσοφία & Κινηματογράφος” [“Philosophy and Cinema”], Cogito vol.5, Greece, 2006 PDF
        • “Filosofi og Biografi”, in Erfaring og Forståelse – Biografiens Teori og Praksis(Experience and Understanding – The Theory and Practice/Praxis of Biography), Unipub Forlag, Norge, 2008.
        • “Filosofi e biografia”, Iride, anno XIX n. 48 maggio-augusto 2006, pg. 303-318. PDF
        • “Αληθειαα ’ή Ελευθερια” [“Truth or Freedom”], Ο Ρολιτης, Ιούυιος 1999.
        • “ Stanley Cavells Wittgenstein”, Agora: Journal of Metafysisk Spekusasjon, nr. 1-2, Norge, 2008 PDF
        • “Il problema della forma di filosofia”, Iride (April, 1997) PDF
        • Realismo dal Valto Umano, SocietB editrice il Mulino, Rome: 1995)

    Selected Responses to James Conant’s Work

        • Sacha Golub, “The Separability of Understanding and Sensibility: A Reply to James Conant”, Critique, September 18, 2017. Link
        • Christoph König, “Exemplarischsein nach James Conant” in Geschichte der Germanistik 47/48, 2016. pp. 90-95 PDF
        • Enrico Müller, “Zwischen Elite und Exempel” in Geschichte der Germanistik 47/48, 2016. pp. 83-90 PDF
        • Edmund Dain, “Nonsense,” in New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement: Ethics and Philosophy, Vol. 3, 2013: 1081-1083. PDF
        • Sofia Miguens, “Could There Be a Logical Alien?” in Mind, Language and Action: Proceedings of the 36th International Wittgenstein Symposium, ed. Annalisa Coliva, Volker Munz and Daniele Moyal-Sharrock. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015: 283-296.
        • Guido Kreis, “Kant und das Problem des Gegebenen: Antwort auf James Conant,” in The New Desire for Metaphysics, ed. by Markus Gabriel, Wolfram Hogrebe, Andreas Speer. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015, pp. 151-57. PDF
        • Sanford Shieh, “How Rare Is Chairman Mao? Dummett, Frege and the Austere Conception of Nonsense” in Bernhard Weiss (ed.) Michael Dummett on Analytical Philosophy New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp. 84-134.  PDF
        • Sebastian Wyss, “Does Wittgenstein have a Method? The Challenges of Conant and Schulte, Forthcoming in Nordic Wittgenstein Review 4 (1) 2015. PDF
        • Cora Diamond, “Between Realism and Rortianism: Conant, Rorty, and the Disappearance of Options”, in The Harvard Philosophical Review, vol. xxi, 2014, pp. 56-75.  PDF
        • Jean-Philippe Narboux, “How Showing Takes Care of Itself,” in Philosophical Topics, Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014), pp. 201-262. PDF
        • Verschuren, Sebastiaan A. (2014) “Johannes Climacus reads the Tractatus” in Wittgenstein-Studien Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 57–88. PDF
        • Peter van Inwagen, “Philosophy, politics, and objective truth” in euresis, vol. 5, Summer 2013, pp. 191-208. PDF
        • Yannick Walter (2013) “Der Skeptizismus-Begriffs in Saul Kripkes Wittgenstein-Lesart – Eine Statusanalyse, zweiter Teil”, in Texturen Online | Zeitschrift für den Literaturbetrieb 2011-2013 – Link
        • Piergiorgio Donatelli, “Reshaping Ethics after Wittgenstein”, Wittgenstein-Studien. Volume 4, Issue 1, (Jan 2013) Pages 207–232. PDF
        • Genia Schoenbaumsfeld, “Kierkegaard and the Tractatus”, in Peter Sullivan and Michael Potter (eds.), Wittgenstein’s Tractatus: History and Interpretation, Oxford, UK: OUP, 2013, pp. 59-75 PDF
        • Cameron Hessell (2013), “On the Unintelligibilty of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus”, in Philosophical Investigations, Vol. 36, Issue 2 (April 2013), pp. 133 -154. PDF
        • Ben Ware (2013): “Wittgenstein, modernity and the critique of modernism”, in Textual Practice,  Vol. 27, Issue 2, pp. 187 – 2054 PDF
        • Stephen Mulhall, “Orchestral Metaphysics: The Birth of Tragedy between Drama, Opera, and Philosophy”, The Journal of Nietzsche Studies, Volume 44, Issue 2, Summer 2013, pp. 246-263 PDF
        • Silver Bronzo: “The Resolute Reading and Its Critics: An Introduction to the Literature”, Wittgenstein-Studien, Vol. 3, 2012, pp. 45-80 PDF
        • Danny Krämer, Wittgensteins Tractatus – Unsinn oder Unsinn mit Sinn?Doctoral Dissertation, University of Erfurt, published by Grin Verlag (2012). Link
        • Nikolay Milkov “Wittgenstein’s Method: The Third Phase of Its Development (1933-36)” in Knowledge, Language and Mind: Wittgenstein’s Thought in Progress, Antonio Marques, Nuno Venturinha (eds.) de Gruyter, 2012. PDF
        • Jamie Turnbull, “Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, and Conant’s Conceptual Confusion” in Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook. Volume 2012, Issue 1, Pages 337-366. PDF
        • Ray Monk (2012), “Catching the Tone”, The Philosopher’s Magazine, First Quarter, 2012; pp. 59 – 65. PDF
        • Christoph Koenig, “Das verlorene Unaussprechliche. Wittgensteins Bemerkungen über das Gedicht ‘Graf Eberhards Weißdorn’ von Ludwig Uhland”. In: Wittgenstein übersetzen. Hg. von Matthias Kroß und Esther Ramharter. Berlin: Parerga-Verlag 2012, S. 77-102. PDF
        • John McDowell (2012), “RÉPONSE À JAMES CONANT”, in A. Le Goff and C. Al-Saleh (eds.), Autour de L’Esprit et le monde, Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, Paris 2012. PDF
        • Martin Stokhof, “The Quest for Purity: Another Look at the New Wittgenstein”, Croatian Journal of Philosophy, issue: 33 / 2011, pp. 275­ – 294  PDF
        • Jeffrey Church, “Two concepts of culture in the early Nietzsche” in European Journal of Political Theory 2011,10, pp.327-349 PDF
        • James R. Atkinson (2011), “Nonsense and Two Intepretations of the Tractatus“, Chapter 9 of The Mystical in Wittgensteins Early Writings, London, Routledge. PDF
        • Cahill, Kevin (2011) The Fate of Wonder, New York: Columbia University Press, Chs. 1 & 2. PDF
        • Roger M. White, “Throwing the Baby Out with the Ladder: On “Therapeutic” Readings of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus” in Beyond The Tractatus Wars: The New Wittgenstein Debate.  Edited by Rupert Read, Matthew A. Lavery, Routledge, 2011. PDF
        • Oskari Kuusela, “The Dialectic of Interpretations: Reading Wittgenstein’s Tractatus” in Beyond The Tractatus Wars: The New Wittgenstein Debate.  Edited by Rupert Read, Matthew A. Lavery, Routledge, 2011. PDF
        • Vaccari, Alessio “Perfezionismo e critica della morale in Friedrich Nietzsche”, Iride, Anno XXIV, Aprile 2011, pp.129-144. PDF
        • Schoenbaumsfeld, Genia (2010),” ‘Resolution’ – An Illusion of Sense?“, in Proceedings of the 32nd International Wittgenstein-Symposium, Ontos Verlag, Vienna. PDF
        • Laugier, Sandra (2010) “Le Non-Sens de la Métaphysique et le Non-Sens de L’Éthique” in Wittgenstein – Le mythe de l’inexpressivité, Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, Paris. PDF
        • Worthington, Bernard A.: “Conant, Diamond and Tractatus 6.54”, in: Wittgenstein-Studien 1, Berlin / New York 2010, 21-37.  PDF
        • Whiting, Daniel (2010) “Particular and General: Wittgenstein, Linguistic Rules, and Context” in The Later Wittgenstein on Language, Palgrave MacMillan, New York. PDF
        • Schneider, Hans-Julius (2010). “Sätze können nichts höheres ausdrücken” in Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, 58, 1. PDF
        • Bronzo, Silver (2010), “La lettura risoluta e i suoi critici: breve guida alla letteratura”, in Rileggere Wittgenstein, Carocci, Rome. PDF
        • Schneider, Hans-Julius (2010), “Stellungnahmen”, in In Sprachspiele Verstrickt, Walter de Gruyter Verlag, Berlin. PDF
        • Alessio Vaccari “The Perfectionist Dimension in Friedrich Nietzsche’s Critique of Morality” In Tελoς, Vol. XVII/2, 2010 (171-187). PDF
        • Michael Maurer (2009), “Is the Resolute Reading Really Inconsistent?: Trying to Get Clear on Hacker versus Conant/Diamond”, in Language and World: Papers of the 32nd International Wittgenstein Symposium, edited by Volker A. Munz, Klaus Puhl, and Joseph Wang, Kirchberg am Wechsel: Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society; pp. 256 – 259. PDF
        • Daniel Hutto (2009), “Philosophical Clarification, Its Possibility and Point”, in Philosophia, Vol. 37; pp. 629 – 652. PDF
        • Laugier, Sandra “Le Usages du Non-Sens: Ethique e Metaphysique Dans Le Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus” in Chrisitane Chauvire (ed.) Lire le Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus de Wittgenstein (Paris: Vrin 2009) pp. 239-273. PDF
        • Peter van Inwagen, “Was George Orwell a Metaphysical Realist?”(2008), in Philosophia Scientiæ, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 161 – 185. PDF
        • Dain, Edmund (2008) “Wittgenstein, Contextualism, and Nonsense”, Journal of Philosophical Research, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 101-125. PDF
        • Bastianelli, Marco, “Conclusione: Oltre i Limiti des Linguaggio” in Oltre i Limiti del Linguaggio: il Kantismo nel Tractatus di Wittgenstein, Mimesis, Milan, 2008. PDF
        • Cheung, Leo K.C. (2008) “The Disenchantment of Nonsense: Understanding Wittgenstein’s Tractatus”, Philosophical Investigations, 31, 3, pp. 197-226. PDF
        • Michael Morris and Julian Dodd (2007), “Mysticism and Nonsense in the Tractatus“, in European Journal of Philosophy; pp. 1 – 30. PDF
        • Phillips, D. Z. (2007) “Locating Philosophy’s Cool Place”, in D.Z. Phillips’ Contemplative Philosophy of Religion, ed. Andy Sanders, Ashgate Publishing, Burlington. PDF
        • Soren Overgaard (2007), “The Ethical Residue of Language in Levinas and Wittgenstein”, in Philosophy and Social Criticism, Vol. 33, No. 2; pp. 223 – 249. PDF
        • Bruce Howes (2007), “‘Rethinking’ the Preface of the Tractatus“, Philosophical Investigations, Volume 30, Number 1, pp. 3 – 24. PDF
        • Mulhall, Stephen (2007) “Wittgenstein’s Temple: Three Styles of Philosophical Architecture”, in D.Z. Phillips’ Contemplative Philosophy of Religion, ed. Andy Sanders, Ashgate Publishing, Burlington. PDF
        • Paul Muench, “Understanding Kierkegaard’s Johannes Climacus in the Postscript: Mirror of the Reader’s Faults or Socratic Exemplar?,” Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 2007, edited by Niels Jørgen Cappelørn, Hermann Deuser and others (Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2007), pp. 424 – 440. PDF
        • Rorty, Richard (2007), “Wittgenstein and the Linguistic Turn” in his Philosophy as Cultural Politics (vol.4 of Collected Papers), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. PDF
        • Colin Johnston, “Symbols in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus“, in The European Journal of Philosophy (2007), Vol. 15, No. 3; pp. 367 – 394. PDF
        • Schönbaumsfeld, Genia (2007) A confusion of the spheres, Oxford University Press, Oxford, chapter 1 and chapter 4.
        • Anne-Marie Christensen (2007), “Depending on Ethics: Kierkegaard’s Viewof Philosophy and Beyond”, in Res Cogitans, no. 4, vol. 1, pp. 1-19. PDF
        • David G. Stern, “How Many Wittgensteins?”, in a. Pichler and S. Säätelä (eds.), Wittgenstein: The Philosopher and his Works, , Frankfurt am Main; Ontos Verlag, 2006. PDF
        • Jörg Volbers, “Philosophie als Lehre oder als Tätigkeit? Über eine neue Lesart des „Tractatus“”, in Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Heft 2/2006.
        • Dain, Edmund (2006) “Contextualism and Nonsense in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus”, South African Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 91-101. PDF
        • Phil Hutchinson and Rupert Read (2006), “An Elucidatory Interpretation of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus“, in International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp. 1 – 29. PDF
        • Rupert Read (2006), “A No-Theory?”, in Philosophical Investigations, Vol. 29, No. 1; pp. 73-81. PDF
        • McManus, Denis, “The Method of the Tractatus” in The Enchantment of Words: Wittgenstein’s Tractatus logico-philosophicus, Oxford University Pres, Oxford, 2006. PDF
        • Kuusela, O. (2006) ‘Resolute and Ineffability Readings and the Tractatus’Failure’. In Pihlström, S., ed., Wittgenstein and the Method of PhilosophyActa Philosophica Fennica, Vol. 80, Helsinki: Philosophical Society of Finland. PDF
        • White, Roger (2006), Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Continuum, London, final chapter. PDF
        • McGinn, Marie, “The One Great Problem” in Elucidating the Tractatus: Wittgenstein’s early philosophy of language and logic, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006. PDF
        • Del Pinal, “On Nonsense in the Tractatus: A Defense of the Austere Conception” in Eleuteria, Winter, 2004 (Part I – PDF) & Spring, 2005 (Part II – PDF)
        • Stanley Cavell, Response to James Conant in Contending with Stanley Cavell, ed. Russell B.. Goodman, Oxford University Press 2005, pp.167-169 PDF
        • Nordman, Alfred (2005) Wittgenstein’s Tractatus An Introduction, chapter 2 “The argument”, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. PDF
        • Diamond, Cora (2005) “Logical Syntax in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus”, The Philosophical Quarterly, 55, 218, 2005, pp. 78-89. PDF
        • Piergiorgio Donatelli (2004), “Wittgenstein, Ethics, and Religion: Earlier and Later”, in Wittgenstein Today, edited by Annalisa Coliva and Eva Picardi, Il Poligrafo, Padua, pp. 447 – 464. PDF
        • Cahill, Kevin (2004), “Ethics and the Tractatus: A Resolute Failure”, Philosophy, 79, 1, pp. 33-55. PDF
        • Glock, Hans-Johann (2004) “All Kinds of Nonsense”, in Wittgenstein at Work: Method in the Philosophical Investigations, ed. Erich Ammereller and Eugene Fischer, Routledge, London. PDF
        • Sullivan, Peter (2004) “What is the Tractatus About?”, in Wittgenstein’s Lasting Significance, ed. Max Kölbel and Bernhard Weiss, Routledge, London. PDF
        • Williams, Meredith (2004), “Nonsense and the Cosmic Exile: the Austere Reading of the Tractatus, Wittgenstein’s Lasting Significance, ed. Max Kölbel and Bernhard Weiss, Routledge, London. PDF
        • Hutto, Daniel D, (2004) “More Making Sense of Nonsense: from logical form to forms of life” in Post-Analytic Tractatus ed. Barry Stocker, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot. PDF
        • Costello, Diarmuid (2004) “‘Making Sense’ of Nonsense: Conant and Diamond Read Wittgenstein’s Tractatus in Post-Analytic Tractatus, ed. Barry Stocker, Ashgate Publishing Co., Burlington. PDF
        • Schonbaumsfeld, Genia (2004) “No New Kierkegaard”, International Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 44, No. 4, Issue 176, pp. 519-534. PDF
        • Soren Stenlund (2003), “Aesthetics and Critique of Culture”, in The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, Vol. 15, Nos. 27-28; pp. 178 – 184. PDF
        • Thomas A. Meyer (2003), “Wittgenstein, Moore, and Therapy”, in Knowledge and Belief, edited by Winfried Löffler and Paul Weingartner, Proceedings of The Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 2003, pp. 236- 239. PDF
        • Sullivan, Peter and Moore, A.W. (2003), “Ineffability and Nonsense”, The Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, 77, 1, pp. 169-193. PDF
        • Hacker, P.M.S. (2003) “Wittgenstein, Carnap and the New American Wittgensteinians”, The Philosophical Quarterly, 53, 210, pp. 1-23. PDF
        • Gargani, Aldo Giorgio, “The New Wittgenstein: Frege e Wittgenstein”, in Wittgenstein: Dalla verità al senso della verita, Edizioni Plus-Università di Pisa, 2003. PDF
        • Milkov, Nikolay (2003), “The Method of the Tractatus“, Proceedings of the 26th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Kirchberg am Wechsel, pp. 239-241 PDF
        • Koethe, John (2003) “On the ‘Resolute’ Reading of the Tractatus”, Philosophical Investigations, 26, 3, 2003, pp. 187-204. PDF
        • Read, Rupert & Deans, Rob (2003) “Nothing is Shown”, Philosophical Investigations, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 239-268. PDF
        • Gisela Bengtsson (2002), “On the Austere Conception of Nonsense”, in Proceedings of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society; pp. 25 – 27. PDF
        • Anton Alterman: “The New Wittgenstein (review)” in Journal of the History of Philosophy, Volume 39, Number 3, July 2001, pp. 456-457 PDF
        • Kai Nielsen, “Wittgenstein and Wittgensteinians on Religion”, in Naturalism and Religion, Prometheus Press, 2001, pp. 317-371. PDF
        • James Ryerson, “The Quest for Uncertainty: Richard Rorty’s Pragmatic Pilgrimage”, Lingua Franca, Volume 10, No. 9—December 2000/January 2001. Link
        • McGinn, Marie (2001), “Saying and Showing and the Continuity of Wittgenstein’s Thought”, Harvard Review of Philosophy, Vol. 9, pp. 24-23. PDF
        • Moore, A.W. and Sullivan, Peter (2003) “Ineffability and Nonsense”, The Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, 77, 1, pp. 169-193. PDF
        • Mounce, H.O. (2001) “Critical Notice of The New Wittgenstein”, Philosophical Investigations, 24, 2, pp. 185-192. PDF
        • Narboux, Jean-Philippe (2001), “La logique peut-elle prendre soin d’elle-même?”, Critique, 59, 654. PDF
        • Proops, Ian (2001) “The New Wittgenstein: A Critique”, European Journal of Philosophy, 9, 3, pp. 375-404. PDF
        • Krebs, Victor J. (2001), “‘Around the axis of our real need’: On the Ethical Point of Wittgenstein’s Philosophy”, in European Journal of Philosophy, 9, 3, pp. 344-374. PDF
        • Richard Rorty, “Response to James Conant” in Rorty and his Critics ed. Robert Brandom, Blackwell, 2000. pp.342-350 PDF
        • Lippit, John (2000) “On Authority and Revocation: Climacus as Humorist” in Anthropology and Authority: Essays on Soren Kirkegaard eds. Paul Houe, Gordon D. Marino, and Sven Hakon Rossel, Rodopi, Amsterdam. PDF
        • Rudd, Anthony John (2000) “On Straight and Crooked Readings: Why the Postscrip Does Not Self-Destruct” in Anthropology and Authority: Essays on Soren Kirkegaard eds. Paul Houe, Gordon D. Marino, and Sven Hakon Rossel, Rodopi, Amsterdam. PDF
        • Gustafsson, Martin (2000) Entangled Sense. An Inquiry into the Philosophical Significance of Meaning and Rules, Ph.D. Dissertation, Uppsala. PDFs:Chapter I, Chapter II
        • Hacker, P.M.S., “Was He Trying To Whistle It?” in The New Wittgenstein, ed. Alice Crary and Rupert Read, Routledge, New York, 2000. PDF
        • Rorty, Richard (2000), “Response to Conant” in Richard Rorty and His Critics, edited by Robert Brandom, Blackwell, Oxford. PDF
        • McGinn, Marie (1999), “Between Metaphysics and Nonsense: Elucidation in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus”, “The Philosophical Quarterly”, 49, 197, pp. 491-513. PDF
        • Michael Weston, “Evading the Issue: The Strategy of Kierkegaard’s Postscript“, in Philosophical Investigations, Vo. 22, No. 1, January 1999, pp. 30 – 64. PDF
        • Phillips, D.Z. (1999) Philosophy’s Cool Place, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, PDF chapter 1 and chapter 2
        • Vipperman, Kristy (1999), “Climacus the (Multidimensional) Humorist”,Religious Studies. Volume 35, pp. 347 – 362 PDF
        • Reid, Lynette (1998) “Wittgenstein’s Ladder: the Tractatus and Nonsense”, Philosophical Investigations, 21, 2, pp. 97-151. PDF
        • Donatelli, Piergiorgio (1998), “Logica e Metodo Filosofico nel Tractatus”, in Wittgenstein e l’Etica, Laterza, Rome. PDF
        • John Lippitt and Daniel Hutto (1998), “Making Sense of Nonsense”, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Volume 98, Issue 3, pp. 263 – 286. (PDF)
        • Lippit, John (1997) “A Funny Thing Happened to me on the Way to Salvation”, Religious Studies, 33, pp. 181-202. PDF
        • Putnam, Hilary (1991),”Reply to James Conant” in The Philosophy of Hilary Putnam, Philosophical Topics, Vol. 20, No. 1. PDF
        • Bruns, Gerald,  “Reply to Crewe and Conant,” in Critical Inquiry, Vol. 17, No. 3, Spring 1991 PDF

    Selected Reviews of James Conant’s Work

        • Adam Leite, “Some Thoughts on Varieties of Skepticism by James Conant and Andrea Kern (eds.)” in Nordic Wittgenstein Review, 4:2, 2015, pp. 146-52. PDF
        • Sebastian Bürkle, Reviewed Work: Perfektionismus & Perspektivismus, in Philosophisches Jahrbuch 123: 1, 2016, pp. 242 – 244. PDF
        • Enrico Mueller, “Zwischen Elite und Exempel. Nietzsche als Erzieher – Zu James Conant: “Friedrich Nietzsche. Perfektionismus und Perspektivismus” in Geschicte der Germanistik, 47/48: 2015, pp. 83-89.
        • Christoph Koenig, “Exemplarischsein nach James Conant. Bemerkungen zu einem Satz aus Nietzsches “Also sprach Zarathustra,” in Geschichte der Germanistik, 47/48: 2015, pp. 90-95.
        • Saar Martin (2014) “Nietzsche in Bewegung. Über: James Conant. Friedrich Nietzsche” in Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie Band 62, Heft 6, pp. 1194-1200. PDF
        • Juliane Rebentisch, “Schluss mit dem Übermenschen-Klischee” [Review of James Conant, Friedrich Nietzsche: Perfektionismus und Perspektivismus], in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 26.08.2014, Feuilleton, S. 10. PDF
        • Patrick Dupouey, “Vérité, réalité objective et liberté selon Orwell”  in l’Humanite.fr, 10.1.2013 Link
        • Kenza Sefrioui, “Vérité, liberté, même combat” in Economia, July 2013. Link
        • Laurence Harang, Reviewed work: Orwell ou le pouvoir de la verite, Promenades Philosophiques, November 7, 2012 Link
        • Frascola Pasquale, and Gustaffson, Martin “Rileggere Wittgenstein di James Conant e Cora Diamond” Iride, Anno XXIV, Aprile 2011, pp. 199-210 PDF
        • Wolfgang Kienzler, Reviewed work: The Method of the Tractatus, Philosophische Rundschau, Volume 55 (2008), pp. 95 -122 PDF
        • Heather J. Gert, Reviewed Work: Wittgenstein’s Lasting Significance, in Mind, Vol. 115, April, 2006; pp. 427 – 430.  PDF
        • Patrick Horn, Reviewed work: Post-Analytic Tractatus, Philosophical Investigations, Volume 29, Number 2 (2006), pp. 198 -215 PDF
        • Denis McManus, Reviewed Works: The New Wittgenstein and Wittgenstein in America, in Mind,Vol. 114, 2005; pp. 129 – 137. PDF Denis McManus, Reviewed work: The Method of the Tractatus, Mind, Volume 114 (January 2005), pp. 129-137 (PDF)
        • Cheryl Schotten, Reviewed Work: Nietzsche’s Postmoralism, in Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2004; pp. 241- 344 – PDF
        • David Boersema, Reviewed work: The Road Since Structure, Essays in Philosophy, Vol. 5 No. 2, June 2004 – Link
        • John Tietz, Reviewed work: Hilary Putnam: Pragmatism and Realism, The Review of Metaphysics, Vol. 57, No. 3 (Mar., 2004), pp. 613-615 Link
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