After Critique Affirming Subjectivity in Contemporary Political Theory

Is the critique of modern, liberal subjectivity warranted, and, if so, how do we proceed in its aftermath? This article clarifies the ways in which such a critique is valid, as well as the ways in which it both misses its mark and gives us little in the way of resources for thinking further about subjectivity. I argue that thinking in the aftermath must articulate a weak ontological portrait of subjectivity that vivifies the value of both political generosity (emphasized by critics like William Connolly) and equal respect (as emphasized by the defenders of liberalism like Charles Larmore)
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