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Wittgenstein and Political TheoryThe View from Somewhere$
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Christopher C. Robinson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748639144

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639144.001.0001

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Wittgenstein's Philosophy after the Disaster

Wittgenstein's Philosophy after the Disaster

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(p.44) Chapter 2 Wittgenstein's Philosophy after the Disaster
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Wittgenstein and Political Theory
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Christopher C Robinson

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639144.003.0003

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

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