Seyla Benhabib
Stanford Humanities Center




Another Cosmopolitanism (Oxford University Press, 2006).

The Rights of Others (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003).

Another Cosmopolitanism, book cover The Rights of Others, book cover The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt, book cover








The Claims of Culture
(Princeton University Press, 2002)

The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt (Sage Publications, 1996).

Feminist Contentions: A Philosophical Exchange (co-authored with Judith Butler, Nancy Fraser and Drucilla Cornel) (Routledge, 1996).

Situating the Self. Gender, Community and Postmodernism in Contemporary Ethics (Polity Press, 1992).

Critique, Norm and Utopia: A Study of the Foundations of Critical Theory (Columbia University Press, 1986).

The Claims of Culture, book cover
Feminist Contentions, book cover
Situating the Self, book cover
Critique, Norm, and Utopia: A Study of the Foundations of Critical Theory, book cover



Identities, Affiliations, and Allegiances (co-edited with Ian Shapiro, and Danilo Petranović). Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Pragmatism, Critique, Judgment: Essays for Richard J. Bernstein (co-edited with Nancy Fraser). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2004.

The Philosophical Discourses of Modernity (co-edited with Maurizio Passerin d’Entreves). Cambridge: Polity Press, 1996.

Democracy and Difference: Changing Boundaries of the Political. Princeton University Press, 1996.

On Max Horkheimer. New Perspectives. (co-edited with Wolfgang Bonss and John McCole). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993.

The Communicative Ethics Controversy (co-edited with Fred Dallmayr). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1990.

Feminism as Critique: Essays on the Politics of Gender in Late-Capitalist Societies (co-edited with Drucilla Cornell). Cambridge: Polity Press, 1987.

Identities, Afiliations and allegiances. Book cover
Democracy and Difference, book cover
The Comunicative Ethics Controversy, book cover
Feminism as Critique, book cover



Marcuse, Herbert. Hegel’s Ontology and the Theory of Historicity. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1987.


“Another Universalism: On the Unity and Diversity of Human Rights,” Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association, vol. 81, no. 2 (November 2007), pp. 7-32.

“Democratic Exclusions and Democratic Iterations,” European Journal of Political Theory, vol. 6, no. 4 (October 2007), pp. 445-462.

“Twilight of Sovereignty or the Emergence of Cosmopolitan Norms? Rethinking Citizenship in Volatile Times,” Citizenship Studies, vol. 11, no. 1 (February 2007), pp. 19-36.

“In Memoriam Iris Young 1949-2006,” Constellations, vol. 13, no. 4 (December 2006), pp. 441-443.

“The ‘Claims’ of Culture Properly Interpreted: Response to Nikolas Kompridis,” Political Theory, vol. 34, no. 3 (June 2006), pp. 383-388.

“Ancient Battles, New Prejudices, and Future Perspectives: Turkey and the EU,” Constellations, vol. 13, no. 2 (June 2006), pp. 218-233.

“Beyond Interventionism and Indifference: Culture, Deliberation and Pluralism,” Philosophy & Social Criticism, vol. 31, no. 7 (November 2005), pp. 753-771.

“Borders, Boundaries, and Citizenship,” PS: Political Science & Politics, vol. 38, no. 4 (October 2005), pp. 673-677.

“Is European Multiculturalism a Paper Tiger?” Philosophia Africana: Analysis of Philosophy and Issues in Africa and the Black Diaspora, vol. 8, no. 2 (August 2005), pp. 111-115.

“Disaggregation of Citizenship Rights,” Parallax, vol. 11, no. 34 (January-March 2005), pp. 10-18.

“Die Krise des Nationalstaats und die Grenzen des Demos,” Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, vol. 53, no. 1 (2005), pp. 83-95.

“On the Alleged Conflict between Democracy and International Law,” Ethics & International Affairs, vol. 19, no. 1 (2005), pp. 85-100.

“On Culture, Public Reason, and Deliberation: Response to Pensky and Peritz,” Constellations, vol. 11, no. 2 (June 2004), pp. 291-299.

“In Search of Europe’s Borders: The Politics of Migration in the European Union,” Dissent, vol. 49, no. 4 (Fall 2002), pp. 33-39.

“Transformations of Citizenship: The Case of Contemporary Europe,” Government and Opposition, vol. 37, no. 4 (Autumn 2002), pp. 439-465.

“Political Geographies in a Global World: Arendtian Reflections,” Social Research, vol. 69, no. 2 (Summer 2002), pp. 539-566.

“Unholy Wars,” Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory, vol. 9, no. 1 (March 2002), pp. 34-45.

“Dismantling the Leviathan: Citizen and State in a Global World,” The Responsive Community, vol. 11, no. 2 (Spring 2001), pp. 14-27.

“Citizens, Residents, and Aliens in a Changing World: Political Membership in the Global Era,” Social Research, vol. 66, no. 3 (Fall 1999), pp. 709-744.

“Sexual Difference and Collective Identities: The New Global Constellation,” Signs, vol. 24, no. 2 (Winter 1999), pp. 335-361.

“Democracy and Identity: In Search of the Civic Polity,” Philosophy and Social Criticism, vol. 24, no. 2-3 (April 1998), pp. 85-100.

“Feminism and Postmodernism: An Uneasy Alliance,” Filosoficky Casopis, vol. 46, no. 5 (1998), pp. 803-818 [in Czech].

“On Reconciliation and Respect, Justice and the Good Life: Response to Herta Nagl-Docekal and Rainer Forst,” Philosophy and Social Criticism, vol. 23, no. 5 (September 1997), pp. 97-114.

“Identity, Perspective and Narrative in Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem,” History & Memory, vol. 8, no. 2 (Fall-Winter 1996), pp. 35-59.

“The Critical, the Local, and/or Universal,” Constellations, vol. 3, no. 1 (April 1996), pp. 83-94.

“Cultural Complexity, Moral Interdependence, and the Global Dialogical Community,” in Women, Culture and Development, ed. Martha Nussbaum and Jonathan Glover (Clarendon Press, 1995), pp. 235-259.

“Judith Shklar’s Dystopic Liberalism,” Social Research, vol. 61 (Summer 1994), pp. 477-488.

“From Identity Politics to Social Feminism: A Plea for the Nineties,” Philosophy of Education (1995), pp. 22-36.

“The Pariah and Her Shadow: On the Invisibility of Women in Hannah Arendt’s Political Philosophy,” Political Theory, vol. 23 (February 1995), pp. 5-24.

“Deliberative Rationality and Models of Democratic Legitimacy,” Constellations, vol. 1 (April 1994), pp. 25-53.

“Feminist Theory and Hannah Arendt's Concept of the Public Sphere,” History of the Human Sciences, vol. 6 (May 1993), pp. 97-115.

“Models of Public Space: Hannah Arendt, the Liberal Tradition, and Jürgen Habermas,” in Habermas and the Public Sphere, ed. Craig Calhoun (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1992).

“Feminism and the Question of Postmodernism,” Praxis International, vol. 11 (July 1991), pp. 137-150.

“On Hegel, Women and Irony,” in Feminist Interpretations and Political Theory, ed. Molly Shanley and Carole Pateman (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1991), pp. 129-146.

“Postmoderism and Critical Theory: On the Interplay of Ethics, Aesthetics and Utopia in Critical Theory,” Cardozo Law School Review, vol. 11 (July-August 1990), pp. 1435-1449.

“Liberal Dialogue vs. A Critical Theory of Discursive Legitimation,” in Liberalism and the Moral Life, ed. Nancy Rosenblum (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1989), pp. 143-156.

“In the Shadow of Aristotle and Hegel: Communicative Ethics and Current Controversies in Practical Philosophy,” Philosophical Forum, vol. 21 (Fall-Winter 1989-90), pp. 1-31.

“Judgment and the Moral Foundations of Politics in Hannah Arendt’s Thought,” Political Theory, vol. 16 (February 1988), pp. 29-51.

“The Generalized and the Concrete Other: The Kohlberg-Gilligan Controversy and Feminist Theory,” Praxis International (1986), pp. 38-60.

“Philosophy at the Crossroads: Critical Discussion of R. J. Berstein’s Beyond Objectivism and Relativism,” Praxis International, vol. 5 (1985), pp. 350-364.

“The Utopian Dimension in Communicative Ethics,” New German Critique, no. 35 (1985), pp. 83-96.

“Epistemologies of Postmodernism: A Rejoinder to Jean-François Lyotard,” New German Critique, no. 22 (1984), pp. 103-126.

“The Marxian Method of Critique: Normative Presuppositions,” Praxis International (1984).

“Obligation, Contract and Exchange: The Opening Arguments of Hegel's Philosophy of Right,” in Civil Society and the State: Hegel's Political Philosophy, ed. Z. A. Pelczynski. (Cambridge University Press, 1984), pp. 159-177.

“The Development of Marx's Thought and the Hermeneutics of Critique,” Thesis Eleven, Australian Journal of Philosophy, no. 5/6 (1983), pp. 289-297.

“The Logic of Civil Society: A Reconsideration of Hegel and Marx,” Philosophy and Social Criticism (1982), pp. 151-166.

“Modernity and the Aporias of Critical Theory,” Telos, no. 49 (1981), pp. 39-59.

“Rationality and Social Action: Critical Reflections on Max Weber's Methodological Writings,” Philosophical Forum, vol. 12 (1981), pp. 356-375.


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