RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 650457823 LA English UL http://universitypublishingonline.org/edinburgh/ebook.jsf?bid=CBO9780748642137 T1 Wittgenstein and political theory : the view from somewhere A1 Robinson, Christopher C., PB Edinburgh University Press PP Edinburgh YR 2009 SN 9780748642137 0748642137 AB "Ludwig Wittgenstein was arguably the most important philosopher of the twentieth century. Although his writings have influenced a range of philosophical and cultural movements, this effect was not felt strongly in political theory. Indeed, the most comprehensive study of Wittgenstein and political theory was published over thirty five years ago. Wittgenstein and Political Theory sets out to reconnect Wittgenstein with a range of problems and trends within contemporary political theory. The central argument of the book is that Wittgenstein offers scholars doing the difficult work of theorizing political life today an orientation and array of useful conceptual and critical tools. In particular, Wittgenstein's remarks on perception are brought to bear on theory's historical and etymological roots in clear seeing. The effect of these remarks is to free the theorist to explore the city of language and shed fresh light on political concepts such as liberty, dignity, dissent, and ideology"--Page 4 of cover.