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Fictive Theories

Fictive Theories

by Susan McManus
     
 
Exploring the work of fictions in political theories, McManus (political theory, Queen's U., Belfast) considers the epistemological status those fictions claim, and the effects that they secure. She proposes that political theory has worked within epistemologically conservative forms of knowledge, and that the claims to knowledge of political theory are claims to

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Exploring the work of fictions in political theories, McManus (political theory, Queen's U., Belfast) considers the epistemological status those fictions claim, and the effects that they secure. She proposes that political theory has worked within epistemologically conservative forms of knowledge, and that the claims to knowledge of political theory are claims to power that work toward coherence, containment, and control. In trying to ground political theory in substantive norms such as nature and the real, she says, this mode of theorizing effaces, negates, and forgets its own creative epistemology. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230255869
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
06/04/2005
Series:
Studies in European Culture and History
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
395 KB

Meet the Author

Susan McManus is Lecturer in Political Theory at Queen's University, Belfast. She received her doctorate in political theory from the University of Nottingham, where she also held an Economic and Social Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship. She has published essays in Utopian Studies.

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