Asher Horowitz

Department of Political Science

Professor Emeritus

Office: Ross Building, S623B
Phone: (416) 736-5265 Ext: 33493
Emailhorowitz@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.yorku.ca/horowitz/

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Toronto
M.A., University of Toronto
B.A., McGill


Research Interests

History of Political Philosophy; Critical Theory; Psychoanalysis and Politics; Ecology and Political Thought; Contemporary Continental Theory

All Publications

Books

Ethics At a Standstill: History and Subjectivity in Levinas and the Frankfurt School. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, forthcoming April 2008

Ed., Difficult Justice: Commentaries on Levinas and Politics. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006 (with G. Horowitz)

Ed., The Barbarism of Reason: Max Weber and the Twilight of Enlightenment. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995 (with Terry Maley)

Rousseau, Nature and History. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1987 (paperback edition, 1992)

Selections reprinted in Joseph Losko and Leonard Williams, Eds. Political Theory: Classic Writings and Contemporary Views. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991

'Everywhere They Are in Chains': Political Theory from Rousseau to Marx. Toronto: Nelson, 1988 (with Gad Horowitz)

Book Chapters

"Mystical Kernels? Rational Shells? Habermas and Adorno on Reification and Re-Enchantment," in D. Burke Et. Al., Adorno and the Need in Thinking. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007

"Is Liberalism All We Need? Prelude Via Fascism," in Asher Horowitz and Gad Horowitz, Eds. Difficult Justice: Commentaries on Levinas and Politics. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006, 12-23

"Beyond Rational Peace: On the Possibility/Necessity of a Levinasian Hyperpolitics," in Asher Horowitz and Gad Horowitz, Eds., Difficult Justice: Commentaries on Levinas and Politics. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006, 27-47

"Introduction" to A. Horowitz and T. Maley, Eds., The Barbarism of Reason: Max Weber and the Twilight of Enlightenment. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995, 1-15

"The Comedy of Enlightenment: Habermas' Critique of Weber," in A. Horowitz and T. Maley, Eds., The Barbarism of Reason, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995 164-185

Journal Articles

"How Levinas Taught Me to Read Benjamin," PhaenEx, Vol. 1, No. 1, (Spring/Summer 2006), 164-197

"'By A Hair's Breadth': Critique, Transcendence and the Ethical in Adorno and Levinas," Philosophy and Social Criticism, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2002, 213-248

"An Ethical Orientation for Marxism: Geras and Levinas," Rethinking Maexism, Vol. 14, No. 3, Fall 2002 (with Gad Horowitz) forthcoming

"'Like a Tangled Mobile': Reason and Reification in the Quasi-Dialectical Theory of Juergen Habermas," Philosophy and Social Criticism, Vol. 24, No. 1, 1998, 1-23

"A Narcissism of the Minor differences: What is at Issue and What is at Stake in the Civic Humanism Question," Polity, Vol. XXX, No. 1, Fall, 1997, 1-27 (with R.K. Matthews)
Reprinted in Michael V. Kennedy and William Shade, Eds., The World Turned Upside Down. Bethlehem: Lehigh University Press, 2001, 224-253

"Rousseau's Historical Anthropology," Review of Politics, Spring 1990, 215-241

"Will, Community and alienation in Rousseau's Social Contract," Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory, Vol. 10, No. 3, Fall, 1986

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Toronto
M.A., University of Toronto
B.A., McGill

Research Interests:

History of Political Philosophy; Critical Theory; Psychoanalysis and Politics; Ecology and Political Thought; Contemporary Continental Theory

All Publications

Books

Ethics At a Standstill: History and Subjectivity in Levinas and the Frankfurt School. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, forthcoming April 2008

Ed., Difficult Justice: Commentaries on Levinas and Politics. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006 (with G. Horowitz)

Ed., The Barbarism of Reason: Max Weber and the Twilight of Enlightenment. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995 (with Terry Maley)

Rousseau, Nature and History. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1987 (paperback edition, 1992)

Selections reprinted in Joseph Losko and Leonard Williams, Eds. Political Theory: Classic Writings and Contemporary Views. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991

'Everywhere They Are in Chains': Political Theory from Rousseau to Marx. Toronto: Nelson, 1988 (with Gad Horowitz)

Book Chapters

"Mystical Kernels? Rational Shells? Habermas and Adorno on Reification and Re-Enchantment," in D. Burke Et. Al., Adorno and the Need in Thinking. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007

"Is Liberalism All We Need? Prelude Via Fascism," in Asher Horowitz and Gad Horowitz, Eds. Difficult Justice: Commentaries on Levinas and Politics. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006, 12-23

"Beyond Rational Peace: On the Possibility/Necessity of a Levinasian Hyperpolitics," in Asher Horowitz and Gad Horowitz, Eds., Difficult Justice: Commentaries on Levinas and Politics. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006, 27-47

"Introduction" to A. Horowitz and T. Maley, Eds., The Barbarism of Reason: Max Weber and the Twilight of Enlightenment. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995, 1-15

"The Comedy of Enlightenment: Habermas' Critique of Weber," in A. Horowitz and T. Maley, Eds., The Barbarism of Reason, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995 164-185

Journal Articles

"How Levinas Taught Me to Read Benjamin," PhaenEx, Vol. 1, No. 1, (Spring/Summer 2006), 164-197

"'By A Hair's Breadth': Critique, Transcendence and the Ethical in Adorno and Levinas," Philosophy and Social Criticism, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2002, 213-248

"An Ethical Orientation for Marxism: Geras and Levinas," Rethinking Maexism, Vol. 14, No. 3, Fall 2002 (with Gad Horowitz) forthcoming

"'Like a Tangled Mobile': Reason and Reification in the Quasi-Dialectical Theory of Juergen Habermas," Philosophy and Social Criticism, Vol. 24, No. 1, 1998, 1-23

"A Narcissism of the Minor differences: What is at Issue and What is at Stake in the Civic Humanism Question," Polity, Vol. XXX, No. 1, Fall, 1997, 1-27 (with R.K. Matthews)
Reprinted in Michael V. Kennedy and William Shade, Eds., The World Turned Upside Down. Bethlehem: Lehigh University Press, 2001, 224-253

"Rousseau's Historical Anthropology," Review of Politics, Spring 1990, 215-241

"Will, Community and alienation in Rousseau's Social Contract," Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory, Vol. 10, No. 3, Fall, 1986