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Reappraising Political Theory: Revisionist Studies in the History of Political Thought

Terence Ball


The book—the second volume of my trilogy Political Theory and the Human Sciences—is divided into two sections. The first and shorter section (Chs. 1 and 2) deals with methodological and interpretive questions and advocates a methodologically `pluralist’ and `problem‐driven’ approach to the interpretation and reappraisal of works of political theory. The second and much longer section (Chs. 3–12), applying the method outlined and defended in the first, consists of a series of reinterpretations and reappraisals of thinkers, texts, themes, and topics in political theory.

Keywords: hermeneutics, interpretation, political theory, political thought, texts, thinkers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198279952
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198279957.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terence Ball, author
University of Minnesota
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