9780226671390-0226671399-Politics, Language, and Time: Essays on Political Thought and History

Politics, Language, and Time: Essays on Political Thought and History

ISBN-13: 9780226671390
ISBN-10: 0226671399
Edition: Reprint
Author: Pocock, J. G. A.
Publication date: 1989
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 299 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226671390
ISBN-10: 0226671399
Edition: Reprint
Author: Pocock, J. G. A.
Publication date: 1989
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 299 pages

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Acknowledged authors Pocock, J. G. A. wrote Politics, Language, and Time: Essays on Political Thought and History comprising 299 pages back in 1989. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0226671399 and 9780226671390. Since then Politics, Language, and Time: Essays on Political Thought and History textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In his first essay, "Languages and Their Implications," J. G. A. Pocock announces the emergence of the history of political thought as a discipline apart from political philosophy. Traditionally, "history" of political thought has meant a chronological ordering of intellectual systems without attention to political languages; but it is through the study of those languages and of their changes, Pocock claims, that political thought will at last be studied historically.

Pocock argues that the solution has already been approached by, first, the linguistic philosophers, with their emphasis on the importance of language study to understanding human thought, and, second, by Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, with its notion of controlling intellectual paradigms. Those paradigms within and through which the scientist organizes his intellectual enterprise may well be seen as analogous to the worlds of political discourse in which political problems are posed and political solutions are proffered. Using this notion of successive paradigms, Pocock demonstrates its effectiveness by analyzing a wide range of subjects, from ancient Chinese philosophy to Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Burke.

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