Foundations Shaken but Not Stirred

Andrew Vincent

in The Nature of Political Theory

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199271252
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601101 | DOI:
 Foundations Shaken but Not Stirred

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Examines the advent of logical positivism, the development of conceptual analysis, ordinary language philosophy, the so‐called death of political theory, the impact of linguistic philosophy and the influence of Wittgenstein's thought on political theory, and particularly the idea of ‘essential contestability’.

Keywords: Begriffsgeschichte; conceptual analysis; death of political theory; essential contestability; linguistic philosophy; logical positivism; ordinary language philosophy; Wittgenstein

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Subjects: Political Theory

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