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    Matthew Festenstein (2010). Pragmatism, Inquiry and Political Liberalism. Contemporary Political Theory 9 (1):25.
    One of the most powerful but elusive motifs in pragmatist philosophy is the idea that a liberal democracy should be understood as a community of inquirers. This paper offers a critical appraisal of a recent attempt to make sense of this intuition in the context of contemporary political theory, in what may be called pragmatist political liberalism . Drawing together ideas from Rawlsian political liberalism, epistemic democracy and pragmatism, proponents of PPL argue that the pragmatist conception of inquiry can provide (...)
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  2. Matthew Festenstein & Simon Thompson (eds.) (2001). Richard Rorty: Critical Dialogues. Polity Press.
    Richard Rorty is one of the most influential and provocative figures in contemporary intellectual life. He argues that many of philosophy's traditional concerns are redundant, and that the goal of inquiry should not be truth but human betterment. In this collection a distinguished team of scholars grapples with the implications of his writings for social and political thought. Avoiding mindless adulation or ritual denunciation, they offer careful but critical investigations of the meaning of Rorty's work for a range of (...)
     
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    Matthew Festenstein (1997). Pragmatism and Political Theory: From Dewey to Rorty. University of Chicago Press.
    Pragmatism has enjoyed a considerable revival in the latter part of the twentieth century, but what precisely constitutes pragmatism remains a matter of dispute. In reconstructing the pragmatic tradition in political philosophy, Matthew Festenstein rejects the idea that it is a single, cohesive doctrine. His incisive analysis brings out the commonalities and shared concerns among contemporary pragmatists while making clear their differences in how they would resolve those concerns. His study begins with the work of John Dewey and the moral (...)
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    Matthew Festenstein (2009). Unravelling the Reasonable: Comment on Talisse. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 45 (1):pp. 55-59.
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    Matthew Festenstein (2009). National Identity, Political Trust and the Public Realm. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 12 (2):279-296.
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    Matthew Festenstein (2003). Politics and Acquiescence in Rorty's Pragmatism. Theoria 50 (101):1-24.
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  7. Matthew Festenstein & Simon Thompson (eds.) (2001). Richard Rorty: Critical Dialogues. Polity.
    Richard Rorty is one of the most influential and provocative figures in contemporary intellectual life. He argues that many of philosophy's traditional concerns are redundant, and that the goal of inquiry should not be truth but human betterment. In this collection a distinguished team of scholars grapples with the implications of his writings for social and political thought. Avoiding mindless adulation or ritual denunciation, they offer careful but critical investigations of the meaning of Rorty's work for a range of important (...)
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    Matthew Festenstein (forthcoming). Self-Censorship for Democrats. European Journal of Political Theory:1474885115587480.
    On the face of it, self-censorship is profoundly subversive of democracy, particularly in its talk-centric forms, and undermines the culture of openness and publicity on which it relies. This paper has two purposes. The first is to develop a conception of self-censorship that allows us to capture what is distinctive about the concept from a political perspective and which allows us to understand the democratic anxiety about self-censorship: if it is not obvious that biting our tongues is always wrong, we (...)
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    Matthew Festenstein, Dewey's Political Philosophy. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    John Dewey (1859-1952) was an American philosopher, associated with pragmatism. Over a long working life, Dewey was influential not only in philosophy, but as an educational thinker and political commentator and activis.
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    Jacek Brzozowski, Matthew Festenstein, Marek Kwiek, Patrick Lenta & Christian Miller (forthcoming). Deane-Peter Baker Lectures in Philosophy at the University of Natal, and is an Editor of Theoria. He is Currently Pursuing PhD Studies Through Macquarie University. Recent Publications Include 'Morality, Structure, Transcendence and Theism: A Response to Melissa Lane's Reading of Charles Taylor's Sources of the Self', Forthcoming in Inter. Theoria.
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  11. Matthew Festenstein (2001). Richard Rorty: Pragmatism, Irony, and Liberalism. In Matthew Festenstein & Simon Thompson (eds.), Richard Rorty: Critical Dialogues. Polity Press 1--14.
     
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    Matthew Festenstein & David Archard (2007). Negotiating Diversity: Liberalism, Democracy and Cultural Difference. Contemporary Political Theory 6 (4):496-497.
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    Matthew Festenstein (2007). Book Review: Democracy After Liberalism: Pragmatism and Deliberative Politics. [REVIEW] Journal of Moral Philosophy 4 (1):141-143.
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    Matthew Festenstein (1997). Philip Ironside, The Social and Political Thought of Bertrand Russell: The Development of an Aristocratic Liberalism, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1996, Pp. Xi + 280. Utilitas 9 (3):367.
  15. Matthew Festenstein (2010). A Brief Rejoinder to Critics. Contemporary Political Theory 9 (1):56.
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  16. Matthew Festenstein (2000). 4 Cultural Diversity and the Limits of Liberalism. In Noël O'Sullivan (ed.), Political Theory in Transition. Routledge 70.
     
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  17. Matthew Festenstein (1998). Contemporary Liberalism. In Adam Lent (ed.), New Political Thought: An Introduction. Lawrence & Wishart
     
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  18. Matthew Festenstein (2008). John Dewey : Inquiry, Ethics, and Democracy. In C. J. Misak (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy. Oxford University Press
  19. Matthew Festenstein (2001). Pragmatism, Social Democracy, and Political Argument. In Matthew Festenstein & Simon Thompson (eds.), Richard Rorty: Critical Dialogues. Polity Press 203--22.
     
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