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Wittgenstein's Philosophy after the Disaster

Christopher C Robinson

in Wittgenstein and Political Theory

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780748639144
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652839 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639144.003.0003
Wittgenstein's Philosophy after the Disaster

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This chapter examines some of the obstacles and problems unique to contemporary theorizing that warrant a break from the epic past. This is the beginning of a strand of argument about the fragmented character of political life today. Even if epic theory were achievable, this chapter argues, it is expressed through a vocabulary of order unbefitting the sporadic character of political life today necessitated by and resistant to the predominant form of collective order: bureaucracy.

Keywords: political life; contemporary theorizing; epic theory; bureaucracy; collective order

Chapter.  9669 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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