Philosophical interpretation in the work of Michael Walzer
Armstrong, Chris (2000) Philosophical interpretation in the work of Michael Walzer. Politics, 20, (2), 87-92. (doi:10.1111/1467-9256.00116).
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Walzer's work has been criticised by liberal writers on the grounds of its interpretive underpinnings, which have been equated with communitarianism. Theorists working in branches of radical political theory (such as feminism, critical theory or post-structuralism) have generally accepted this criticism and considered Walzer's work excessively conservative. Its influence on radical political theory has therefore been abbreviated. But the contention of this article is that, properly understood, the grounds on which Walzer takes issue with objectivist liberalism closely resemble those advanced within radical political theory, and therefore his work can be rescued from its conservative associations
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Politics and International Relations
|Date Deposited:||28 Jul 2006|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 12:06|
|Contact Email Address:||C.Armstrong@soton.ac.uk|
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