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Why and How Philosophy Matters

Philip Pettit

in The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780199270439
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199270439.003.0002

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

 Why and How Philosophy Matters

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This article examines the importance of philosophy in politics and political analysis. It discusses the nature of philosophy and the prospect for a philosophy of politics and explains that philosophy is an attempt to think explicitly and rationally about matters on which one cannot help but have implicit commitments. It outlines the six domains of inquiry consistent with the general view of philosophical reasoning. These include the philosophy of nature, the philosophy of value, and the philosophy of society.

Keywords: philosophy; politics; political analysis; reasoning; nature; value; society

Article.  10894 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Political Theory ; Political Behaviour

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