Morgenthau, the Tragic: On Tragedy and the Transition from Scientific Man to Politics Among Nations

Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 2011 (157):109-128 (2011)

Abstract
ExcerptIntroduction When Hans J. Morgenthau—one of the key architects of twentieth-century international relations1—first penned Scientific Man vs. Power Politics, it was his scorn of modern science, or “dogmatic scientism,” that spoke the loudest. But with the publication of Politics Among Nations only several years later, this scorn had seemingly vanished. Focused on an altogether different enterprise, Morgenthau now set about to “present a theory of international politics.”2 What captivated him most in this endeavor was reality—something that he contended was dictated by certain objective laws—and the creation of “a rational theory that reflects, however imperfectly and…
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.3817/1211157109
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 46,509
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-11-02

Total views
29 ( #321,064 of 2,286,495 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
5 ( #250,515 of 2,286,495 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature