Across The Great Divide: Between Analytic And Continental Political Theory

March 31, 2020|
Across The Great Divide: Between Analytic And Continental Political Theory by Jeremy Arnold
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The division between analytic and continental political theory remains as sharp as it is wide, rendering basic problems seemingly intractable.Across the Great Divideoffers an accessible and compelling account of how this split has shaped the field of political philosophy and suggests means of addressing it. Rather than advocating a synthesis of these philosophical modes, author Jeremy Arnold argues for aporetic cross-tradition theorizing: bringing together both traditions in order to show how each is at once necessary and limited.

Across the Great Divideengages with a range of fundamental political concepts and theorists-from state legitimacy and violence in the work of Stanley Cavell, to personal freedom and its civic institutionalization in Philip Pettit and Hannah Arendt, and justice in John Rawls and Jacques Derrida-not only illustrating the shortcomings of theoretical synthesis but also demonstrating a productive alternative. By outlining the failings of "political realism" as a synthetic cross-tradition approach to political theory and by modeling an aporetic mode of engagement, Arnold shows how we can better understand and address the pressing political issues of civil freedom and state justice today.

Jeremy Arnoldis a political theorist and, most recently, was Senior Lecturer at the National University of Singapore. He is the author ofState Violence and Moral Horror(2017).
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Title:Across The Great Divide: Between Analytic And Continental Political Theory
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:232 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:232 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Published:March 31, 2020
Publisher:Stanford University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781503612143

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