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A history of modern political thought : the question of interpretation

Author: Gary K Browning
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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How are we to understand past political thinkers? Is it a matter simply of reading their texts again and again? Do we have to relate past texts of political thought to the contexts in which ideas were composed and in which the aims of past thinkers were formulated? Or should past political theories be deconstructed so as to uncover not what their authors maintain, but what the texts reveal? In this book, theories of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary K Browning
ISBN: 9780199682287 0199682283 9780199682294 0199682291
OCLC Number: 950450209
Description: vi, 431 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Part 1 Interpretive schemes : Hegel and Marx: political culture, economy, and ideology --
Oakeshott, Collingwood, and the historical turn --
Quentin Skinner, the Cambridge School, and contextualism --
Derrida: deconstructing the canon --
Foucault: politics, history, and discourse --
Gadamer and Hermeneutics. Part 2 Interpretations of modern political thinkers : Machiavelli: modernity and the Renaissance man --
Hobbes: the politics of absolutism --
Locke: history and political thought --
Rousseau: nature and society --
Kant: morality, politics, and cosmopolitanism --
Hegel: the politics of modernity --
Karl Marx: one or many? --
Jeremy Bentham: Enlightenment politics --
John Stuart Mill: then and now --
Nietzsche: politics, power, and philosophy --
Simone de Beauvoir: the politics of sex --
Conclusion: political thought and history. Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Gary Browning.

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