Abstract

Nicholson's political philosophy is distinctively grounded in history. The Play of Reason: From the Modern to the Postmodern argues that such "grounding" plays as much of the foundational role demanded of philosophy as can coherently be played by anything--and that such a foundation is, pragmatically, enough. I focus on two moves: (1) thinking historically as a model for thinking cross-culturally, and (2) historicizing "all the way down," as a way of exorcising the demand for the ahistorical grounding of epistemology.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 80-85
Launched on MUSE
2001-02-01
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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