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Philosophical interpretation in the work of Michael Walzer

Armstrong, Chris (2000) Philosophical interpretation in the work of Michael Walzer Politics, 20, (2), pp. 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

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Published date: 2000


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Date deposited: 28 Jul 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:49

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