Bernstein, Richard


Richard Bernstein
Ph.D., Yale University, 1958
Vera List Professor of Philosophy

American pragmatism; social and political philosophy; critical theory; Anglo-American philosophy.
Courses Taught:
  • Wittgenstein’s Tractatus
  • Gadamer’s Truth and Method
  • American Pragmatism
  • Contemporary Pragmatism
  • Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit
  • Reflections on Violence
Recent Publications:
  • Violence: Thinking Without Banisters (2013)
  • The Pragmatic Turn (2010)
  • The Abuse of Evil: The Corruption of Politics and Religion since 9/11 (2006)
  • The New Constellation: The Ethical/Political Horizons of Modernity/ Postmodernity (1991)
  • Philosophical Profiles (1986)
  • Habermas and Modernity (editor, 1985)
  • Beyond Objectivism and Relativism: Science, Hermeneutics, and Praxis (1983)
  • Praxis and Action (1971)
  • John Dewey (1966)
Office Location:
6 East 16th Street, Room 1018
Office Hours:
Email for appointment or check updated list at Student Advisor's Office
Phone Number/Extension:
212.229.5707 ext.3073


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