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Circular Foundations

Andrew Vincent

in The Nature of Political Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199271252
eISBN:
9780191601101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271259.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Deals with the hermeneutic work of Hans‐Georg Gadamer. It analyses the development of hermeneutic thinking, the focus on language, the critique of the Enlightenment and positivism, the role of ... More


Conclusion: Toward Sustainably Critical International Theory

Daniel J. Levine

in Recovering International Relations: The Promise of Sustainable Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916061
eISBN:
9780199980246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916061.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The conclusion undertakes two key tasks. Surveying the case studies of the previous three chapters, it argues that reification can be understood as a coherent phenomenon, affecting the course of ... More


Black Suns and a Bright Planet: Melancholia

Thomas Elsaesser

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter uses Melancholia as a case study for two related issues. First, it aligns a typically European “sense of an ending”—about the sustainability of a certain way of life—with epochal shifts ... More


Philosophical roots

Mark Bevir and Jason Blakely

in Interpretive Social Science: An Anti-Naturalist Approach

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198832942
eISBN:
9780191871344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832942.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explains the basic philosophical concepts and features of the interpretive turn, including: meaning holism, the hermeneutic circle, self-interpretation, the social background, and ... More


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