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Ze'ev Emmerich

What marks the difference between modern and non-modern political philosophy? Such a question could be understood in two ways. On the one hand, it could be understood as a question concerning formal differences between modern and pre/non-modern modes of philosophising. On the other hand, it could be understood as a question about the changing nature of the object of the philosophical enterprise, namely a question concerning the historical differences between modern and pre-modern (domestic as well as international) politics. Contemporary political philosophy has focused primarily on meeting the first, formal, challenge. By failing to take proper account of the effects that major historical developments—especially the rise of commercial society and global market economy—have had on the character of political life, much of contemporary political theory tend to view its enterprise as essentially an extension to or an application of ethics. What is needed instead is a 'political economy'. Political philosophy must rise to this challenge if it wishes to help us contend with our present predicament. The final part of the article outlines a realist, non-moralistic, political philosophy which takes account of the interplay between human 'sentiments' and 'reason' in a commercial world order.

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Interpretation and Rationality

Developing Donald Davidson's Ideas in International Political Theory

Nikolay Gudalov

-positivism, Davidson might be viewed as closer to liberalism, or ‘thinner’ varieties of constructivism, or not thoroughly contextualist (e.g. Coxian) critical theories. True, these approaches might yield results that turn out (in their own ways) to come near Davidson

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Whites Cannot Be Black

A Bikoist Challenge to Professor Xolela Mangcu

Keolebogile Mbebe

proposes a view that corresponds all three forms of constructivism discussed above: contextualism . Alcoff’s (2001:270) contextualism conveys the message that the nature of race is dependent on the context in question. For contextualists, race ‘is a

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On Reinhart Koselleck's Intellectual Relations to Carl Schmitt

Niklas Olsen

passed and met Koselleck in Heidelberg in this decade (which is unlikely, according to Huhnholz). All this forms part of a contextualist method (25), which aims to resolve precisely when events took place, what was said and argued, and who was put into

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Jan Ifversen

added a contextualist dimension in which events can always be explained by factors beyond or beneath it. He never fully endorsed the return of l'histoire événementielle in the revival of narrative (as Lawrence Stone announced). 5 More in line with

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Marta Nunes da Costa

dimension of struggle between classes as a horizon for freedom’s definition and actualisation. In chapter III Hamilton makes the distinction between power and domination, combining a genealogical, intersubjective and contextualist account of the

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Anton Jansson, Kai Vogelsang, and Nele Kuhlmann

straightforward narrative, and Harrison does not spend much time on theoretical or methodological digressions. But in the epilogue, he shortly discusses intellectual historiography, mentions the contextualist Cambridge School and the Begriffsgeschichte tradition

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Jan Ifversen

tried to push the Cambridge School in a more contextualist and more methodological direction with a strong dose of historical semantics. Palonen, on the other hand, tried to sever the ties to linguistics and see concepts as essential parts of action in

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The Timeline of a Concept

Juan Francisco Fuentes

contextualist approach and what Ian Hacking called a “dynamic nominalism” 28 —the use of the term “populist/m” as the clue that enables us to establish the phenomenon's trajectory and its interaction with the historical context as the means of revealing the

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Christopher J. Allsobrook

identify sites of domination and resistance, it is best, he argues, to combine these insights with his own ‘genealogical, inter-subjective and contextualist account of the determination and satisfaction of human needs’ (2014: 11). Hamilton is adamant that