[ colin koopman : writings ]



Writings on Information Politics & Data Ethics

How We Became Our Data: A Genealogy of the Informational Person
(University of Chicago Press, 2019)


General-Audience Writings on Information Politics & Data Ethics
Academic Journal Articles on Information Politics & Data Ethics
Reviews of How We Became Our Data



Writings on Philosophical Methodology, the History of Philosophy, and Political Philosophy


Pragmatism as Transition: Historicity and Hope in James, Dewey, and Rorty (Columbia University Press, 2009; ppbk. 2015)


Genealogy as Critique: Foucault and the Problems of Modernity (Indiana University Press, 2013; simultaneous cloth and ppbk.)


Articles & Essays on Pragmatist Methodology

My most recent work on pragmatist method is focused on an actionistic or conduct-centered pragmatism via William James.

Articles & Essays on Genealogical Methodology

My work on genealogical method is best exemplified in my essay pair distinguishing Foucault's methods and concepts (e.g., genealogy v. biopower) so as to free up his method for inquiry into the contemporary (e.g., a genealogy of infopower).


Articles & Essays on Pragmatist Politics & Ethics

Recent work on these topics includes an essay pair linking James's moral psychology and normative ethics of belief, and then situating that link in James's historical context where freedom came into contact with probabilistic reasoning.

Articles & Essays on Genealogical Politics & Ethics

Recent work on these topics includes an essay in political theory exploring how to make use of the distinction between methods and concepts I develop in methodological work.







Topical Writings on Contemporary Politics & Law