Professor of Philosophy at Syracuse University (NY), USA
Resident at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:April−May 2010
Research topic at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:»Locating Discourse Morality or The Case for Moral Constructivism« His stay is supported by the research funds of the Alfons and Gertrud Kassel foundation.
Scholarly profile of Kenneth Baynes
Main areas of research:Social and political philosophy, with a special focus in critical theory (the "Frankfurt School") and modern and contemporary German philosophy
- Discourse and Democracy: Essays in Habermas's Between Facts and Norms, co-edited with Rene von Schomberg, Albany: SUNY Press 2002.
- The Normative Grounds of Social Criticism: Kant, Rawls, and Habermas, Albany: SUNY Press 1992. Translation of Axel Honneth's The Critique of Power (Cambridge: MIT Press 1991.
- After Philosophy: End or Transformation?, co-edited with James Bohman and Thomas McCarthy, Cambridge: MIT Press 1987.
- »Democratic Equality and Respect«, Theoria 117 (December 2008).
- »The Hermeneutics of ›Situated Cosmopolitanism‹«, Philosophy and Social Criticism 33 (2007), pp. 301-08.
- »›Gadamerian Platitudes‹ and Rational Interpretations« Philosophy and Social Criticism 33 (2007), pp. 65-80.
- »Ethos and Institution: On the Site of Distributive Justice«, The Journal of Social Philosophy 37 (2006), pp. 184-198.
- »Understanding Evil« (Review Essay), Constellations 11 (2004), pp. 434-444.