Politics And The Criteria Of Truth

Hardcover | March 15, 2010

byAlireza Shomali

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In the post-positivist era in which Cartesian epistemology must be overcome we require a normative criterion of truth. Without it rationality of our beliefs and justifiability of our political acts are in question. This study seeks an epistemological criterion of truth that is attentive to the sociopolitical conditions that determine meaning.

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In the post-positivist era in which Cartesian epistemology must be overcome we require a normative criterion of truth. Without it rationality of our beliefs and justifiability of our political acts are in question. This study seeks an epistemological criterion of truth that is attentive to the sociopolitical conditions that determine m...

ALIREZA SHOMALI is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Wheaton College, Massachusetts. He studied political theory at Syracuse University and was a Post Doctoral Fellow at Harvard University. 
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230237673

ISBN - 13:9780230237674

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Project of Political Epistemology--its Grounds and Method
Critical Theory, Negative Dialectics and the Project of Political Epistemology
Political Epistemology vs. Sociology of Knowledge
Differance, Deconstruction, and the Project of Political Epistemology
Conclusion
Works Cited
Index