Bridging the Analytic-Continental Divide: Foucault and Normative Political Theory

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Towards a historical conception of public reason and rights: The interest of working between Analytic and Continental traditions was the focus of a special issue of the European Journal of Political Theory (April 2016, 15:2), to which I contributed. This project will pursue this innovative research agenda by bringing together the historical focus of French philosopher Michel Foucault and the normative focus of American philosopher John Rawls. By showing how public reason and associated concepts of justice and right should be understood in a historical frame, it will demonstrate the interest and fertility of working across traditions widely considered incommensurable.

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Paul
Patton

Arts and Social Sciences
Humanities and Languages
Miguel
Vatter

Arts and Social Sciences
Social Sciences
Jeremy
Moss

Arts and Social Sciences
Humanities and Languages
prp@unsw.edu.au

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