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Visions of Politics 3 Volume Set Visions of Politics : Regarding Method Volume 1 - Quentin Skinner

Visions of Politics 3 Volume Set Visions of Politics

Regarding Method Volume 1

Paperback Published: 15th November 2002
ISBN: 9780521589260
Number Of Pages: 225

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The first of three volumes of essays by Quentin Skinner, one of the world's leading intellectual historians. This collection includes some of his most important philosophical and methodological statements written over the past four decades, each carefully revised for publication in this form. In a series of seminal essays Professor Skinner sets forth the intellectual principles that inform his work. Writing as a practising historian, he considers the theoretical difficulties inherent in the pursuit of knowledge and interpretation, and elucidates the methodology which finds its expression in his two successive volumes. All of Professor Skinner's work is characterised by philosophical power, limpid clarity, and elegance of exposition; these essays, many of which are now recognised classics, provide a fascinating and convenient digest of the development of his thought. Professor Skinner has been awarded the Balzan Prize Life Time Achievement Award for Political Thought, History and Theory. Full details of this award can be found at http://www.balzan.it/News_eng.aspx?ID=2474

'Quentin Skinner is one of the world's foremost historians of political thought ... As a retrospective showcase of the work of a major scholar, this is impressive. Skinner's ability to combine political and philosophical insight with minute knowledge of several centuries of political literature is awe inspiring.' Robert Sugden, Times Higher Education Supplement ' ... this is a deeply impressive collection which displays Skinner's exceptional range.' The New York Review

General preface
Full contents: volumes 1-3
Acknowledgements
Conventions
Regarding Method
Introduction: seeing things their way
The practice of history and the cult of the fact
Interpretation, rationality and truth
Meaning and understanding in the history of ideas
Motives, intentions and interpretation
Interpretation and the understanding of speech acts
'Social meaning' and the explanation of social action
Moral principles and social change
The idea of a cultural lexicon
Retrospect: studying rhetoric and conceptual change
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521589260
ISBN-10: 0521589266
Series: Visions of Politics 3 Volume Set : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 225
Published: 15th November 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.38