The Way Philosophy Matters to Politics

31 Pages Posted: 5 Oct 2004

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Philip N. Pettit

Princeton University; Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS)

Abstract

The paper sets out a conception of philosophy as critical reflection on received opinion; looks at different conceptions of human agents and relationships, different views of social formations like the people and the state, and conflicting stories about the connection between the good and the right; and considers the implications of those rival views for politics.

Suggested Citation

Pettit, Philip N., The Way Philosophy Matters to Politics. OXFORD HANDBOOK OF CONTEXTUAL POLITICAL STUDIES, R.E. Goodin and C. Tilly, eds., Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=600706

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