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The Artist in a Positivist Academy

Bridging the Artist-Scholar Divide

Ibanga B. Ikpe

, contemporary hyper-positivist philosophy could be cited as its intellectual foundation. Hyper-positivism, with the natural sciences as its model, has as its ‘ontological assumption that the world is orderly, lawful and therefore predictable’ ( Williams 2015: 24

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Political Theory and Political Science

Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Terence Ball

The too-often unhappy 'marriage' of political theory and political science has long been a source of anguish for both partners. Should this troubled partnership be dissolved? Or might this marriage yet be saved? Ball answers the former question negatively and the latter affirmatively. Playing the part of therapist instead of theorist, he selectively recounts a number of episodes which estranged the partners and strained the marriage. And yet, he concludes that the conflicts were in hindsight more constructive than destructive, benefiting both partners in heretofore unexpected ways and perhaps paving a path toward reconciliation and rapprochement.

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Jaap Westbroek, Harry Nijhuis, and Laurent van der Maesen

phenomena, Comte's positivism is not identical with radical empiricism or with the positivism of the Vienna Circle. As Martindale observed: “In fusing organicism to [his form of] positivism, sociology proposed to convert the empiricist-positivistic tradition

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Stefan Nygård and Johan Strang

, was comparing different interpretations of positivism and liberalism in England, Germany, France, and southern Europe in the interest of finding a suitable model for his native Denmark and Scandinavia. As a cultural mediator outside the core, Brandes

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Monika Rudaś-Grodzka, Katarzyna Nadana-Sokołowska, Anna Borgos, and Dorottya Rédai

various historical periods (Joanna Partyka—early modernity, Monika Rudaś-Grodzka—romanticism, Iwona Wiśniewska—second half of the nineteenth century or so-called “positivism,” Anna Nasiłowska—modernism); in various genres and aspects of women’s writing

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Peter Herrmann

. Boston : University of Massachusetts Press . Hart , H. L. A. 1958 . “ Positivism and the Separation of Law and Morals .” Harvard Law Review 71 ( 4 ): 593 – 629 . http://www.jstor.org/stable/1338225 10.2307/1338225 Jhering , R. von

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The Will of the People?

Carl Schmitt and Jean-Jacques Rousseau on a Key Question in Democratic Theory

Samuel Salzborn

positivism while proposing a process-oriented dynamic in the political sphere, one that could not be understood through a purely positivist analysis. In Schmitt’s analysis of political systems, more important than the positivist definition of norms is the

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Alexander Weiss

Shissler 2015 ). Renan gave a famous lecture on “Islam and Science” at the Sorbonne in which he turns his devotion to positivism against Islam by arguing that Islam provided inherent obstacles against any form of science and modernity. Al-Afghānī, an

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Eugenia Gay, Philipp Nielsen, Emanuel Richter, and Gregor Feindt

. Turnaoğlu proceeds to tease them out in chapters 4 and 5 under the Young Turks up to and after the 1908 Revolution (emphasizing the liberal strand, influenced by French positivism), in chapters 6 and 7 during the Balkan Wars and World War I (where she sees a

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Crisis? How Is That a Crisis!?

Reflections on an Overburdened Word

Michael Freeden

“tension” or “strain” would do equally. 28 Habermas, to the contrary, offers a highly systematic analysis of crisis that is distinguished from Lipset’s positivism by giving it, as Habermas puts it, a tacit normative meaning—as indeed do Marxists