Christoph Menke
Goethe University Frankfurt
In Philosophy and Real Politics, Raymond Geuss outlines the program of a “realistic” investigation of politics and develops a critique of the normativistic approach that defines the mainstream of contemporary analytic political philosophy. The paper discusses the question of how these two elements, “realism” and “critique”, are related in Geuss. Drawing on some of Geuss′ considerations in Outside Ethics the paper argues that the very existence of “real politics” depends on the critique of those normativistic forms of thinking that threaten to dissolve the reality of politics. The critique of ideology and the disclosure of reality are internally related
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