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Concepts and consistency in political argument

Bosworth, William Albert Pate

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References to the philosophy of logic and language are common in political theory to help justify certain styles of conceptual analysis. Yet such references are usually done in a relatively unsystematic way. I propose a new brand of conceptual analysis called 'destructive conceptual analysis' for political theory from a systematic engagement with the philosophy of logic and language. It involves a significant inversion where instead of defining terms we eliminate them. The brand is derived...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/155179
DOI: 10.25911/5c3da8f0afa8b

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