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James Bohman

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Professor Emeritus, Philosophy
Research Areas: Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Social Science
Email: bohmanjf@slu.edu
Phone: 314-977-3156

Curriculum Vitae

James Bohman held the Danforth I Chair in the Humanities and was Professor of Philosophy and Professor of International Studies. His primary areas of research include political philosophy (deliberative and transnational democracy) and the philosophy of social science (rationality and normativity). He also has done work in German philosophy (Critical Theory and German Idealism). He was director of the Critical Theory Roundtable and co-director of the Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable with Paul Roth and Alison Wylie, both of which meet on a yearly basis. He has had speaking engagements all over the world including Brazil and Mexico.

Representative Publications

  • Deliberative Systems: Deliberative Democracy at the Large Scale, with Jane Mansbridge, Dennis Thompson, John Parkinson, Simone Chambers, and Thomas Christiano. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 2013.
  • "Ethics as Moral Inquiry: Dewey on the Moral Psychology of Social Reform" in Cambridge Companion to John Dewey, ed. M. Cochran (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 187-210.
  • "Deliberative Democracy, Liberalism, Reasons that All Can Accept," with Henry Richardson, Journal of Political Philosophy 17 (2009), 1-22.
  • Democracy Across Borders: From Demos to Demoi. MIT Press, 2007.
  • "Democracy and the Epistemic Benefits of Diversity," Episteme 3:3 (2006), 175-190.
  • Public Deliberation: Pluralism, Complexity, and Democracy. Cambridge: MIT Press: 1996/2000.