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The Concept of Political Judgment - Peter J. Steinberger

The Concept of Political Judgment

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Published: 1st September 1993
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What is good political judgment? Is it a science subject to strict standards of logic and inference, or is it more like an art, the product of intuition, feeling, or even chance? Peter J. Steinberger shows how the seemingly contradictory claims of inference and intuition are reconciled in the concept of political judgment.
Resting his argument on the larger notion of judgment itself, Steinberger develops an original model of how political judgments are made and how we justify calling some of them "good." His systematic analysis of such thinkers as Machiavelli, Kant, Gadamer, Wittgenstein, and Oakeshott introduces an original notion of judgment as "intelligent performance," incorporating both intuition and rational reconstruction.
Steinberger's conclusion--that a coherent political society must also be a judgmental one--flies in the face of much contemporary thinking.

Preface
Three Iterations of a Thesis Excursus: Political Judgment and the Individual
The Dichotomy of Judgment Excursus: A Neo-Aristotelian Theory of Practical Reason
Insight and Interpretation
Judgment as Intelligent Performance
Toward a Theory of Judgment in Politics
Index
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ISBN: 9780226771939
ISBN-10: 0226771938
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st September 1993
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48