Charlotte Baumann

Charlotte Baumann
University of Sussex · Department of Philosophy

PhD

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Introduction
My research interests include social and political philosophy, epistemology and the history of philosophy/of philosophy of science. www.drcharlottebaumann.com
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August 2014 - present
Technische Universität Berlin
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  • PostDoc Position
August 2012 - July 2014
University College London
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  • PostDoc Position

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This article discusses an interpretation of Kant's conception of transcendental subjectivity, which manages to avoid many of the concerns that have been raised by analytic interpreters over this doctrine. It is an interpretation put forward by selected C19 and early C20 neo-Kantian writers. The article starts out by offering a neo-Kantian interpret...
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Many interpreters argue that irrational acts of exchange can count as rational and civic-minded for Hegel – even though, admittedly, the persons who are exchanging their property are usually unaware of this fact. While I do not want to deny that property exchange can count as rational in terms of ‘mutual recognition’ as interpreters claim, this pro...
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With Hegel's metaphysics attracting renewed attention, it is time to address a long-standing criticism: Scholars from Marx to Popper and Habermas have worried that Hegel's metaphysics has anti-individualist and authoritarian implications, which are particularly pronounced in his Philosophy of History, since Hegel identifies historical progress with...
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The neo-Kantian Hermann Cohen is famously anti-empiricist in that he denies that sensations can make a definable contribution to knowledge. However, in the second edition of Kant’s Theory of Experience (1885), Cohen considers a proposition that contrasts with both his other work and that of his followers: a Kantian who studies scientific claims to...
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The core argument of this article is that Adorno adopts the distinction between an abstract and a concrete universal from Hegel and criticizes Hegel, on that basis, as abstract. The first two parts of the article outline that both thinkers take the abstract universal to be the form of a false type of knowledge and society, and the concrete universa...
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One cannot help but agree with Elbe’s worry that some see Adorno as the father of the so-called “New Reading of Marx,” while others do not even mention Adorno’s Marxism. While I sympathize with the former and more recent strand of research, I will show that, nevertheless, one ought not overidentify Adorno with Marx or, indeed, with the theories of...
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Since many rejected Hegel’s metaphysics for its supposedly authoritarian implications, it is only natural that the late 20th century Anglo-American efforts to rehabilitate Hegel’s philosophy were predicated on either downplaying or disregarding Hegel’s metaphysical doctrines. Recently, however, so-called non-metaphysical Hegelians have started expl...
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While Hegel's metaphysics was long reviled, it has garnered more interest in recent years, with even the so-called non-metaphysical Hegelians starting to explicitly discuss Hegel’s metaphysical commitments. This revives an old question: what are the social-philosophical implications of Hegel’s metaphysics? While others have posed this question, my...
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Picking up on Marx’s and Hegel’s analyses of human beings as social and individual, the article shows that what is at stake is not merely the possibility of individuality, but also the correct conception of the universal good. Both Marx and Hegel suppose that individuals must be social or political as individuals , which means, at least in Hegel’s...

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Projects (3)
Archived project
Analyse conditions of coherent universally valid judgments and of (scientific, empirical) knowledge
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The goal of the project is twofold: (1) to explore Adorno's Marxism, his critique of Marx, his links to and differences from the New Reading of Marx and Open Marxism, and (2) to show that Adorno's project and Marxism can best be developed further by learning from Critical Race Theorists.