Dr. John C. McCarthy
Early modern philosophy, political philosophy ,
Editor, Modern Enlightenment and the Rule of Reason. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1998.
"Parts, Wholes, and the Forms of Life: Husserl and the New Biology." In Phenomenology of Natural Science, edited by L. Hardy and L. Embree, 135-56. Dordrecht and Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992. Also, in translation, "Parties, touts, et formes de la vie: Husserl et la nouvelle biologie." Recherches Husserlienne 3 (1995): 23-49.
"Pascal on Certainty and Utility." Interpretation: a journal of political philosophy 22 (1994): 247-69. Also, in substantially revised form, in Modern Enlightenment and the Rule of Reason, edited by John C. McCarthy, 92-123. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University Press, 1998.
"Some Preliminary Remarks on 'Cognitive Interest' in Husserlian Phenomenology." Husserl Studies 11 (1994-1995): 135-52.
"The Being of the Maybe: Husserl on Doubting." Man and World 28 (1995): 261-281.
"Keeping up Appearances: the Moral Philosophy of Robert Sokolowski." In The Truthful and the Good. Essays in Honor of Robert Sokolowski, edited by John Drummond and James Hart, 121-44. Dordrecht and Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996.
"Introduction." Modern Enlightenment and the Rule of Reason, 1-21. Edited by John C. McCarthy. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1998.
"The Descent of Science." Atti del Convegno Internazionale "Origine della Vita Intelligente nell'Universo," edited by Roberto Columbo, et al, 329-54. Como, Italy: Edizioni New Press, 1999. Also in revised form, in The Review of Metaphysics 52 (June 1999): 835-66.
"Keeping Modern Man in Mind." Review essay of Pierre Manent's The City of Man. Telos 116 (Summer 1999): 175-87.
"Virtù." Nuova civiltà delle macchine 20 (2002): 33-55.
"The Reach of Reason." In Ethics and Theological Disclosures: The Thought of Robert Sokolowski, edited by James Hart and Guy Mansini, O.S.B., 102-34. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2003.
“Descartes’ Feeble Spirits,” in Weakness of the Will from Plato to the Present, edited by Tobias Hoffmann, 175–209. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2008.
“Notes on Cartesian Freedom,” The Incarnate Word, 2 (2008), 3–39.
“Bacon’s Third Sailing: The ‘Pre–Socratic’ Origins of Modern Philosophy,” in Early Greek Philosophy: Reason at the Beginning of Philosophy, edited by Joe McCoy. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, forthcoming.
"Seeing the Unseen," in Person, Being, and History: Essays in Honor of Kenneth Schmitz, edited by Michael Baur and Robert E. Wood (Washington, D.C: The Catholic University of America Press, 2011), 307-24.
Francis Bacon and the Mastery of Nature
Descartes's Passions of the Soul
Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature
Philosophy of Knowledge
Office: 216 Aquinas Hall
Office Hours: On sabbatical leave, Fall 2007