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Wittgenstein and Political Theory
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Wittgenstein and Political Theory: The View from Somewhere

Christopher C. Robinson

Abstract

Ludwig Wittgenstein was arguably the most important philosopher of the twentieth century. Although his writings have influenced a range of philosophical and cultural movements, this effect was not felt strongly in political theory. Indeed, the most comprehensive study of Wittgenstein and political theory was published over thirty-five years ago. This book sets out to reconnect Wittgenstein with a range of problems and trends within contemporary political theory. Its central argument is that Wittgenstein offers scholars doing the difficult work of theorizing political life today an orientation ... More

Keywords: Wittgenstein, political theory, public order, perception, liberty, dignity, ideology, dissent, bureaucracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748639144
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639144.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher C. Robinson, author