Mitchel Aboulafia



The Cosmopolitan Self: George Herbert Mead and Continental Philosophy (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2001, 2006).

The Mediating Self: Mead, Sartre, and Self-Determination (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986, 1992).

The Self-Winding Circle: A Study of Hegel's System, in the series: Modern Concepts of Philosophy, founding editor, Marvin Farber (St. Louis: W. H. Green, 1982).

Habermas and Pragmatism, co-editor and contributor (London: Routledge Press, 2002).

Philosophy, Social Theory, and the Thought of George Herbert Mead , editor and contributor, in the series: Philosophy of the Social Sciences (Albany: SUNY Press, 1991).

Articles and Encyclopedia Articles (*)

*“George Herbert Mead,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, (25 manuscript pages), Forthcoming.

W.E.B. Du Bois: “Double-Consciousness, Jamesian Sympathy, and the Critical Turn,” Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

* “Generalized Other,” Encyclopedia of American Philosophy, Routledge, forthcoming.

* “George Herbert Mead,” Encyclopedia of American Philosophy, Routledge, forthcoming.

“Mead on Cosmopolitanism, Sympathy, and War,” in Pragmatism, Nation, Race: Community in the Age of Empire, edited by Eduardo Mendieta, Indiana University Press, forthcoming.

“Expressivism and Mead’s Social Self,” (on Charles Taylor, Marx, and Mead), Blackwell Companion to Pragmatism, Blackwell, 2006.

“From Folk Psychology to Deontology: Nancy Fraser on Redistribution and Recognition,” Contemporary Pragmatism, Vol. 2, No. 2 (December 2005).

* "George Herbert Mead," Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy, Blackwell, 2004.

* "George Herbert Mead," Encyclopedia of Ethics, eds. L. Becker and C. Becker, Routledge, 2001.

"The Ethics of Care Revisited: Gilligan and Levinas," with Myra Bookman, Philosophy Today, Vol. 44, SPEP Supplement 2000, 2001.

"Law Professors Read Habermas," Denver University Law Review, 76 (4), 1999.

"A (neo) American in Paris," Philosophers on Bourdieu, ed. R. Shusterman, Blackwell, 1999.

"Social Experience and the World," Classical American Pragmatism: Its ContemporaryVitality, eds. S. Rosenthal, C. Hausman and D. Anderson, University of Illinois Press, 1999.

* "George Herbert Mead," American National Biography, ACLS and Oxford University Press, 1999.

"Habermas and Mead: On Universality and Individuality," Constellations, April 1995. (German Translation, “Habermas und Mead: Über Universalität und Individualität,” tr. Hans Joas, in Kommunikatives Handeln, eds, Axel Honneth and Hans Joas, Suhrkamp, 2002.)

"Mead and the Many Voices of Universality," Recovering Pragmatism's Voice, eds. L. Langsdorf and A. Smith, SUNY Press, 1995.

* "George Herbert Mead," Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, 1995.

"Was George Herbert Mead A Feminist?", Pragmatism and Feminism, a special issue of Hypatia, Vol. 8, No. 2, Spring 1993.

"Mead and the Social Self," Frontiers in American Philosophy, ed. R. Burch (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1993).

"A Mead Divided Against Himself," comments on R. Collins' "Toward a Neo-Meadian Sociology of Mind," Symbolic Interaction, Vol. 12, No. 1, Spring 1989.

"Self-Consciousness and the Quasi-Epic of the Master," Philosophical Forum, Vol. XVIII, No. 4, Summer 1987.

"Mead, Sartre: Self, Object, and Reflection," Philosophy and Social Criticism, Vol. II, No. 4, Winter 1986.

"From Domination to Recognition," Beyond Domination: New Perspectives on Women and Philosophy, ed. C. Gould (Totowa: Rowman & Allanheld, 1984).

"How Not to Do Away with Pathology," The Family Therapy Networker, Vol. 7, No. 6, November-December, 1983. "How Not to Do Away with Pathology-Take Two," an editorial reply, Family Therapy Networker, January-February 1984.

"Finitude and Self-Overcoming" (on Hegel and Nietzsche), Dialogos, No. 39, April 1982.

"On Lying to the Dying," Soundings, Vol. LXIII, No. 4, Winter 1980.

"Engels, Darwin, and Hegel's Idea of Contingency," Studies in Soviet Thought, Vol. 21, No. 3, August 1980.

"Hegel's Dialectic and Marx's Manuscripts of 1844," Studies in Soviet Thought, Vol. 18, February 1978.

Under Review

“Dewey and Sartre: On Freedom and Other Matters,” in John Dewey and Continental Philosophy, ed. Paul Fairfield. Volume under review at an academic press (40 manuscript pages).

“Eros and Self-Determination,” in conference proceedings, “Reading Herbert Marcuse's Eros and Civilization After Fifty Years.” Volume under review (19 manuscript pages).

“Don’t Fence Me In: Rorty and Sartre,” Sartre: New Perspectives, ed. Adrian Mirvash and Adrianvan den Hoven, anthology under review.

Book Reviews

The Philosophy of John William Miller, ed. Joseph P. Fell, International Studies in Philosophy, Winter, 1993.

The Politics of Being, Richard Wolin, International Studies in Philosophy, Winter 1993.

Mead and Merleau-Ponty, Sandra B. Rosenthal and Patrick L. Bourgeois, Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, Fall 1992.

"The Ideal of Democracy," a review of John Dewey and American Democracy, Robert B. Westbrook, American Quarterly, Vol. 44, No. 2, June 1992.

Creativity in George Herbert Mead, Pete A. Y. Gunter, Texas Journal of Ideas, History, and Culture, Vol. 14, No. 1, 1991.

Subjects of Desire: Hegelian Reflections in Twentieth-Century France, Judith P. Butler, International Studies in Philosophy, Vol. XXII, 3, 1990.

Foucault, Marxism and Critique, Barry Smart, Studies in Soviet Thought, Vol. 31, May 1986.

Lukacs, Marx and the Sources of Critical Theory, Andrew Feenburg, Studies in Soviet Thought, Vol. 25, No. 2, February 1983.  

Behavior Modification and "Punishment" of the Innocent, George Schedler, Journal ofThought, Vol. 16, No. 1, Spring 1981.


“The Juilliard Difference,” The Juilliard Journal, Vol. XXIII No. 1, September 2007

"Whining...," Houston Post, Op-Ed Page, 1995.

"Robert F. Young," in Twentieth-Century Science Fiction Writers, (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1981). Revised for Second Edition, 1986.

"Is Everybody Happy?" Houston Chronicle, October 17, 1984, Section 1.

"Protection Money," The Churchman, Vol. CXCVIII, No. 5, June-July 1984.