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Reappraising Political Theory

Terence Ball

in Reappraising Political Theory

Published in print November 1994 | ISBN: 9780198279952
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598753 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198279957.003.0001
 Reappraising Political Theory

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The opening chapter begins with a brief defence of the claim that interpretation is both inescapable and necessary. It then considers the strengths and shortcomings of several strategies of interpretation before articulating and defending a `pluralist’ and `problem‐driven’ approach to the interpretation of texts in political theory.

Keywords: Cambridge new history; John Dunn; Hans‐Georg Gadamer; hermeneutics; interpretation; political theory; Quentin Skinner; Leo Strauss; texts

Chapter.  13457 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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