Political Theory and the Displacement of Politics

Political Theory and the Displacement of Politics In this book Bonnie Honig rethinks that established relation between politics and political theory From liberal to communitarian to republican political theorists of opposing positions often treat p

  • Title: Political Theory and the Displacement of Politics
  • Author: Bonnie Honig
  • ISBN: 9780801480720
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this book, Bonnie Honig rethinks that established relation between politics and political theory From liberal to communitarian to republican, political theorists of opposing positions often treat political theory less as an exploration of politics than as a series of devices of its displacement Honig characterizes Kant, Rawls, and Sandel as virtue theorists of politicIn this book, Bonnie Honig rethinks that established relation between politics and political theory From liberal to communitarian to republican, political theorists of opposing positions often treat political theory less as an exploration of politics than as a series of devices of its displacement Honig characterizes Kant, Rawls, and Sandel as virtue theorists of politics, arguing that they rely on principles of right, rationality, community, and law to protect their political theories from the conflict and uncertainty of political reality Drawing on Nietzsche and Arendt, as well as Machiavelli and Derrida, Honig explores an alternative politics of virtu, which treats the disruptions of political order as valued sites of democratic freedom and individuality.

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    • Alexander says:

      Something’s awry in the state of political theory, and it involves - of all things - a strange and pervasive aversion to, well politics. That is, not the celebration of contest and the political ‘agon’, but its minimisation, bureaucratisation and ‘management’ have now become the name of the game, each working to ‘displace’ politics, forcing it into a no-man’s land of theoretical abyss, unacknowledged and under-cherished. Such, at any rate, is the argument of Bonnie Honig in this [...]

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