The Practice Of Political Theory (eBook)
Rorty And Continental Thought
de Clayton Chin
Sobre o livro
Recent political thought has grappled with a crisis in philosophical foundations: How do we justify the explicit and implicit normative claims and assumptions that guide political decisions and social criticism? InThe Practice of Political Theory, Clayton Chin presents a critical reconstruction of the work of Richard Rorty that intervenes in the current surge of methodological debates in political thought, arguing that Rorty provides us with unrecognized tools for resolving key foundational issues.
Chin illustrates the methodological achievements of Rortys thought and their significance for contemporary political thinking. He approaches Rorty in light of his later work and its conception of philosophy as cultural politics as a resource for new models of sociopolitical criticism. Chin juxtaposes Rorty with the ontological turn in political theory, casting them as two alternative pathways away from the crisis in foundations in philosophy and placing Rorty in dialogue with continental philosophy and those working within its legacy. Focused on both important questions in pragmatist scholarship and central issues in contemporary political thought,The Practice of Political Theory is an important response to the vexed questions of justification and pluralism that offers a practice-based approach to political theory.