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After the Linguistic Turn: Post‐structuralist and Liberal Pragmatist Political Theory

Paul Patton

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548439
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199548439.003.0006

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

 After the Linguistic Turn: Post‐structuralist and Liberal Pragmatist Political Theory

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This article examines the linguistic aspects of post-structuralist and liberal pragmatist political theory. It analyses the differences and similarities between post-structuralist philosophy and liberal political theory. It explores the egalitarian and democratic presuppositions of post-structuralist critical strategies and the non-metaphysical and historical conception of liberalism that we find in the late Rawls. It also discusses the relevant works of Jacques Derrida, Richard Rorty, and John Rawls.

Keywords: political theory; post-structuralist philosophy; liberalism; Jacques Derrida; Richard Rorty; John Rawls

Article.  6414 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Political Theory

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