Playing Political Philosophy

14 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2015 Last revised: 3 Jun 2015

Date Written: June 2, 2015


After reading Ronald Beiner’s magisterial Political Philosophy: What It Is and Why It Matters (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), I’m left with the urge to convince him of two things: first, that he doesn’t take theory very seriously; and second, that there’s more to political philosophy than theory.

Keywords: Aesthetics, Political Philosophy, Political Theory, Judgment, Dialogue, Hannah Arendt, Monism, Pluralism, Jurgen Habermas, Paul Ricoeur, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Michel Foucault, Alasdair MacIntyre, Metaethics, Simone Weil, Eric Voegelin, John Rawls, Michael Oakeshott, Isaiah Berlin, Games, Leo Strauss

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Blattberg, Charles, Playing Political Philosophy (June 2, 2015). Available at SSRN: or

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