Publications

R.J. CONCES (08-16-2013)

Books

Blurred Visions:  Philosophy, Science, and Ideology in a Troubled World.  The San Francisco State University Series in Philosophy.  New York:  Peter Lang, 1997.

*reviewed in International Third World Studies Journal and Review 8 (1996) by Michael L. Gillespie.

Refereed Journal Articles

"Uloga hiperintelektualca u izgradnji građanskog društva i demokratizaciji na Balkanu," ("The Role of the Hyperintellectual in Civil Society Building and Democratization in the Balkians"), Dijalog (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 1-2 (2010): 7 - 30. Translated into Bosnian by Amira Sadikovic.

Epistemical and Ethical Troubles in Achieving Reconciliation, and then Beyond,” European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 5, no. 1 (2009).

"Rethinking Realism (or Whatever) and the War on Terrorism in a Place Like the Balkans," Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory, 120 (September 2009). 83-124. Part I, Part II.

The Role of the Hyperintellectual in Civil Society Building and Democratization in the Balkans,” Studies in East European Thought (The Netherlands), 59 (September 2007): 195-214.

"A Sisyphean Tale: The Pathology of Ethnic Nationalism and the Pedagogy of Forging Humane Democracies in the Balkans." Studies in East European Thought (The Netherlands) 57 (2005): 139-84.

"Sizifovska Priča: Patologija etničkog nacionalizma i pedagogija kovanja humanih demokratija na Balkanu" ("A Sisyphean Tale: The Pathology of Ethnic Nationalism and the Pedagogy of Forging Humane Democracies in the Balkans"), Dijalog (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 1-2 (2005): 74-99. Translated into Bosnian by Srebren Dizdar.

"Eine Sisyphos-Erzählung: Zur Pathologie des (religiösen) ethnischen Nationalismus und Praxis humaner Demokratieförderung auf dem Balkan" ("A Sisyphean Tale: The Pathology of (Religious) Ethnic Nationalism and the Pedagogy of Forging of Humane Democracies in the Balkans"), Kakanien Revisted (04-02-2004): 1-8. Translated into German by Ursula Reber.

"Unified Pluralism: Fostering Reconciliation and the Demise of Ethnic Nationalism,"  Studies in East European Thought (The Netherlands) 54 (December 2002): 285-302.

"Opravdavanje prisilne i neprisilne intervencije i strateski i humanitarni argumenti" ("Justifying Coercive and Non-Coercive Intervention: Humanitarian and Strategic Arguments"), Sociajdemokrat (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 9 (January 2002): 55-74.  Translated into Bosnian by Jasminka Babić-Avidispahić.

"Objedinjeni pluralizam: gajenje pomirenja i okoncanje etnickog nacionalizma" ("Unified Pluralism: Fostering Reconciliation and the Demise of Ethnic Nationalism"), Dijalog (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 3-4 (2001): 125-39. Translated into Bosnian by Jasminka Babić-Avidispahić.

"Justifying Coercive and Non-Coercive Intervention: Humanitarian and Strategic Arguments," Acta Analytica (Slovenia) 16 (December 2001): 133-52.

Consensual Foundations and Resistance in Locke's `Second Treatise.'"  Theoria no. 91 (June 1998): 19-33.

"Contract, Trust, and Resistance in the `Second Treatise.'" The Locke Newsletter no. 28 (1997): 117-33.

"Ethics and Sovereignty" (Co-author:  William L. Blizek).  International Third World Studies Journal and Review  8 (1996): 1-11.  Published October 1997.

"The Semblance of Ideologies and Scientific Theories and the Constitution of Facts."  Review Journal of Philosophy and Social Science  21 (1996): 1-18.

"A Participatory Approach to the Teaching of Critical Reasoning."  APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy (Spring 1995): 114-16.

"Aesthetic Alienation and the Art of Modernity."  Southwest Philosophy Review 10 (July 1994): 149-64.

Conces, "The role of the hyperintellectual in civil society building and democratization in the Balkans." Studies in East European Thought vol. 59, no. 3 (online: 18 August 2007; print: September 2007) Springer Netherlands Science+Business Media B. V. 195- 214.

Invited Journal Articles

"Tarifa's Exposition of the Kanun: Something for Sociologists and Philosophers Alike," Sociological Analysis 1 (2007): 125-27.

Book Contributions

"Pasthënie" ("Foreword"), in Fatos Tarifa, Kërkimi i legjitimitetit dhe venitja e utopisë (The Quest for Legitimacy and the Withering Away of Utopia). Tirana: Globus R., 2002, pp. 93-98.

"A Participatory Approach to the Teaching of Critical Reasoning," in Tziporah Kasachkoff, ed., In the Socratic Tradition:  Essays on Teaching Philosophy.  Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield, 1997, pp. 161-65.

Book Reviews

Stylish Academic Writing by Helen Sword. Högre Utbildning 3 No. 2 (2013): pp. 83-85.

Stylish Academic Writing by Helen Sword. Writing Across the Curriculm (WAC) Update 6 (February 2013): pp. 1-2.

How to Cure a Fanatic by Amos Oz. International Third World Studies Journal and Review 17 (2006): pp. 27-28.

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir of Books by Azar Nafisi. International Third World Studies Journal and Review 15 (2004): pp. 23-25.

Culture, Ideology and Society by Fatos Tarifa. International Third World Studies Journal and Review  14 (2003): 35-37.Reprinted in Kakanien Revisted (14/05/2005): pp. 1-4.

The Quest for Legitimacy and the Withering Away of Utopia  by Fatos Tarifa.  International Third World Studies Journal and Review, 13 (2002): pp. 23-26. Reprinted in Kakanien Revisted (17/01/2005): pp. 1-5.

The Man Who Tried to Save the World: The Dangerous Life and Mysterious Disappearance of Fred Cuny by Scott Anderson.   International Third World Studies Journal and Review 11 (2000): pp. 45-47.

Ethics for the New Millennium by The Dalai Lama.  International Third World Studies Journal and Review 11 (2000): pp. 49-51.

To End a War by Richard Holbrooke.  International Third World Studies Journal and Review 10 (1998/99): pp. 77-79.

Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power  by Anatol Lieven.  International Third World Studies Journal and Review 10 (1998/99): pp. 81-84.

The Decolonization of Imagination:  Culture, Knowledge and Power edited by Jan Nederveen Pieterse and Bhikhu Parekh.  International Third World Studies Journal and Review 9 (1997).  Published October 1998: pp. 73-75.

The Price of a Dream:  The Story of the Grameen Bank and the Idea That Is Helping the Poor to Change Their Lives by David Borstein.  International Third World Studies Journal and Review 8 (1996). Published October 1997: pp. 91-92.

Other Publications

"Borges's Labyrinths, Kosovo's Enclaves, and Urban/Civic Designing (IV): Intimations of Change: Urban Design", Bosnia Daily (August 16, 2013) pp. 11-13.

"Borges's Labyrinths, Kosovo's Enclaves, and Urban/Civic Designing (III): Intimations of What Is: Enclaves, Objects, and Kosovo" Bosnia Daily (August 15, 2013) pp.10-11.

"Borges's Labyrinths, Kosovo's Enclaves, and Urban/Civic Designing (II): Intimations of What Is: Societies and Enclaves", Bosnia Daily (August 14, 2013) pp. 10-11.

"Borges's Labyrinths, Kosovo's Enclaves, and Urban/Civic Designing (I): Intimations of Making Sense", Bosnia Daily (August 13, 2013) pp.10-11.

"The Art of the Possible: Suljagic, Ceric, and the Rest of Fairness and Religious Education," Bosnia Daily (March 26, 2012): pp. 7-8.

Using Public Evocative Objects to Support a Multiethnic Democratic Society in Kosovo (II) Fields of Existence vs. Fields of Battle,” Bosnia Daily (January 5, 2011), pp. 9-10.

Using Public Evocative Objects to Support a Multiethnic Democratic Society in Kosovo (I) Friendly and Enemy Images,” Bosnia Daily (January 4, 2011), pp. 10-11.

"Mendime të rralla për filozofin, politikëbërësin dhe ideologjinë", Part II, Koha Ditore (August 14, 2010), p. 28.

"Mendime të rralla për filozofin, politikëbërësin dhe ideologjinë", Part I, Koha Ditore (August 7, 2010), p. 28.

(About Philosophical Mindfulness: Not So Random Thoughts about the Philosopher, the Policy-Maker, and Ideology - English version, not published)

"Reflections on Truth Telling and Reconciliation in Screbrenica (3): Labyrinth of Hatred, " The Servia Observer (October 2, 2009), p. 6.

"Reflections on Truth Telling and Reconciliation in Srebrenica (2): Grim Shadows of the Past," The Servia Observer (October 1, 2009), p. 6.

"Reflections on Truth Telling and Reconciliation in Srebrenica (1): Back Again in Bosnia," The Servia Observer (September 30, 2009), p. 6.

"Reflections of a Hopeful Realist (or Reluctant Pessimist): Truth Telling and Reconciliation in Srebrenica," Bosnia Daily ( September 23, 2009 - No. 2102) pp.7-8.

"The Int'l Community and Ethnic Nationalism in an Independent Kosovo," Bosnia Daily (December 26, 2008 - No. 1914) pp. 10-11.

"All is Not Normal in Kosovo," The Serbia Observer (December 10, 2008) p. 2.

"Coming to Grips with the Queer Festival and Deeper Concerns," Bosnia Daily (September 8, 2008 - No. 1840) p. 9.

"Zulfikarpasic's Passing: A Time to Reflect on the Important but Difficult Role of the Hyperintellectual," Bosnia Daily (August 22, 2008- No. 1829) p. 7.

"Where will the Fingers Point to Next," Bosnia Daily (July 29, 2008 - No. 1811) p. 3.

" 'Reconstructing' Kosovo: Ontology to Politics and the Less Traveled Road," Bosnia Daily (July 22, 2005 - No. 1050), pp.8-9.

"Re-Inventing the Labyrinth: Self-Identity, Spirituality, and the Ethics of Intervention in the Lives of Persons Afflicted with Alzheimer's Disease," Alzheimer's Association Midlands Chapter Newsletter 5 no. 3 (Summer 2004), p. 8.

"Kosovo: The Fragile Nature of Civility," Bosnia Daily (March 22, 2004), p. 9.

"Higher Education Reform in BiH," Bosnia Daily (February 10, 2003), pp. 9-10.

"Half Empty Half Full?" Bosnia Daily (July 18, 2002), p. 3.

 "Bosnian "Culture of Dependency"," Bosnia Daily (September 26, 2001), p. 3. 

" Universiteti Në Vendet Në Tranzicion Drejt Kapitalizmet Dhe Demokracisë" ("In Defense of Education: The University in Transitional Democratic Capitalist Countries"), Zëri, Pristina, Kosovo (July 14, 2001), pp. 35-37.  Translated into Albanian by Besnik Domi.

Foreword, International Third World Studies Journal and Review 6-10, 13 (1994-2000, 2002).

"A Scandal Without a Dialogue," Columbia Daily Tribune (March, 4, 1990),  p. 33.