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A history of modern political thought : the question of interpretation / Gary Browning.

Author:
Browning, Gary K. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Εdition:
First edition.
Description:
1 online resource
Summary note:
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 interpreting past political thinkers are examined and the interpretive methods of a range of theories are reviewed, including those of Hegel, Marx, Oakeshott, Collingwood, the Cambridge School, Foucault, Derrida and Gadamer.
Notes:
This edition previously issued in print: 2016.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Target audience:
Specialized.
Source of description:
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on October 20, 2016).
Subject(s):
Political sciencePhilosophyHistory [Browse]
Other title(s):
Oxford scholarship online.
ISBN:
9780191833311 (ebook) :
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