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Political Theory, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences: Five Chichele Professors

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This chapter explores the development of political theory in Oxford through the work of Cole, Berlin, Plamenatz, Taylor and Cohen, the five previous holders of the Chichele Chair. It focuses particularly on the apparent threat to political theory posed by the rise of empirically based social science. Five possible responses are distinguished: capitulation, retreat, command, attack, and collaboration. Retreat involves reinterpreting political theory as a purely philosophical enterprise: it was...

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University of Oxford
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Colleges and Halls
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Nuffield College
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Forging a Discipline: A Critical Assessment of Oxford’s Development of the Study of Politics and International Relations in Comparative Perspective
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2014-02-27
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9780199682218
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