Recent Developments in the Thought of Quentin Skinner and the Ambitions of Contextualism


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In this article, I chart some recent developments in the linguistic contextualist philosophy of history defended by Quentin Skinner. I attempt to identify several shifts in the way in which Skinner's position has been presented and justified, focusing particularly on his embrace of anti-foundationalism, his focus on rhetoric rather than speech-acts and his concern to recast contextualism as compatible with other interpretive approaches. In the final section, I reject the notion - suggested by Skinner and others - that a contextualist philosophy of history might constitute a distinct form of political theorizing in itself
Keywords SKINNER   CONTEXTUALISM   POLITICAL THEORY   HISTORY OF IDEAS
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DOI 10.1163/187226309X461524
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Quentin Skinner's Revised Historical Contextualism: A Critique.Robert Lamb - 2009 - History of the Human Sciences 22 (3):51-73.

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