Towards the Good and Rational Life: Method and Value in the Crisis of Political Theory

Stokes G. (1990) Towards the Good and Rational Life: Method and Value in the Crisis of Political Theory. International Political Science Review, 11 1: 45-57. doi:10.1177/019251219001100104


Author Stokes G.
Title Towards the Good and Rational Life: Method and Value in the Crisis of Political Theory
Journal name International Political Science Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1460-373X
Publication date 1990
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/019251219001100104
Volume 11
Issue 1
Start page 45
End page 57
Total pages 13
Subject 3312 Sociology and Political Science
3320 Political Science and International Relations
Abstract The crisis in political theory may be attributed to two related shortcomings of value and method. There is an impasse because theorists have largely relinquished the task of developing a systematic and ethically oriented approach to the problems confronting modern polities. Both the legacy of positivism and the academic division of labor in political science have limited the scope of political theory. Contrary to some critics the classic tradition of political theory provides the reference point for renewal. Instead of confining themselves to textual exegesis, moral philosophy, linguistic analysis, or disciplinary self-reflection, political theorists will need to engage in systematic critique informed by a conception of the good life.
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