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  1. Realism in Normative Political Theory.Enzo Rossi & Matt Sleat - 2014 - Philosophy Compass 9 (10):689-701.
    This paper provides a critical overview of the realist current in contemporary political philosophy. We define political realism on the basis of its attempt to give varying degrees of autonomy to politics as a sphere of human activity, in large part through its exploration of the sources of normativity appropriate for the political and so distinguish sharply between political realism and non-ideal theory. We then identify and discuss four key arguments advanced by political realists: from ideology, from the relationship of (...)
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    Legitimacy in Realist Thought.Matt Sleat - 2014 - Political Theory 42 (3):314-337.
  3. Bernard Williams and the Possibility of a Realist Political Theory.Matt Sleat - 2010 - European Journal of Political Theory 9 (4):485-503.
    This article explores the prospects for developing a realist political theory via an analysis of the work of Bernard Williams. It begins by setting out Williams’s theory of political realism and placing it in the wider context of a realist challenge in the literature that rightly identifies several deficiencies in the liberal view of politics and legitimacy. The central argument of the article is, however, that Williams’s political realism shares common features with liberal theory, including familiar normative concerns and a (...)
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    Justice and Legitimacy in Contemporary Liberal Thought.Matt Sleat - 2015 - Social Theory and Practice 41 (2):230-252.
    This article explores and critiques the relationship between justice and legitimacy in contemporary liberal thought. The first half sets out the extent to which liberalism demands the same necessary and sufficient conditions of justice and legitimacy, and in doing so obscures their evaluative distinctiveness. It then offers an interpretation of the deeper theoretical assumptions that result in this unsatisfactory conflation, arguing that the primacy that liberal theory has given to justice, understood as a moral concept, has resulted in a failure (...)
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    What is a Political Value? Political Philosophy and Fidelity to Reality.Matt Sleat - 2016 - Social Philosophy and Policy 33 (1-2):252-272.
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    The Value of Global Justice: Realism and Moralism.Matt Sleat - 2016 - Journal of International Political Theory 12 (2):169-184.
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    Ethics, Morality and the Case for Realist Political Theory.Edward Hall & Matt Sleat - 2017 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 20 (3):278-295.
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    Legitimacy in a Non-Ideal Key.Matt Sleat - 2012 - Political Theory 40 (5):650-656.
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    Making Sense of Our Political Lives - On the Political Thought of Bernard Williams.Matt Sleat - 2007 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 10 (3):389-398.
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    Hoping for an Apocalypse? Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times by Alison McQueen.Matt Sleat - forthcoming - European Journal of Political Theory:147488511988655.
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    On the Relationship Between Truth and Liberal Politics.Matthew Sleat - 2007 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 50 (3):288 – 305.
    This paper examines the relationship between truth and liberal politics via the work of Bernard Williams and Richard Rorty. I argue that Williams is right to think that there are positive relations between truth, specifically a realist understanding of truth, and liberal politics that Rorty's abandonment of the realist vocabulary of truth undermines. At the heart of this concern is the worry that abandoning the realist vocabulary opens up the possibility that the standards of justification for our true beliefs can (...)
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    A Year in the Life of the European Journal of Political Theory.Enzo Rossi, Matt Sleat & Rob Jubb - 2016 - European Journal of Political Theory 15 (4):375-376.
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    A Defence of the Radical Version of the Asymmetry Objection to Political Liberalism.Matt Sleat - 2014 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):73-90.
    This article seeks to make two significant contributions to the debate surrounding the asymmetry objection to political liberalism. The first is to distinguish between and explicate moderate and radical versions of the asymmetry objection as two discrete forms that this criticism can take. The second contribution is to defend the radical version of the asymmetry objection as a serious challenge to political liberalism. It does this by arguing that the commitment to reciprocity that underpins the principle of legitimacy can be (...)
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    A Message From the New Editors.Enzo Rossi, Matt Sleat & Rob Jubb - 2014 - European Journal of Political Theory 13 (4):385-387.
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    Justification, Pluralism and Pragmatism.Matt Sleat - 2013 - European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 5 (2).
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    Liberalism, Fundamentalism and Truth.Matt Sleat - 2006 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 23 (4):405–417.
    abstract One way in which we may be tempted to understand the distinction we make in practice between liberals and fundamentalists is via the issue of truth. Liberals are generally more sceptical about truth while fundamentalists tend to be more objectivist, believing not only that objective truth exists but also that they know it. I call this interpretation the ‘truth interpretation’. In this paper I attempt to undermine the ‘truth interpretation’ by showing that it does not map on adequately to (...)
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    Teaching and Learning Guide For: Realism in Normative Political Theory.Enzo Rossi & Matt Sleat - 2014 - Philosophy Compass 9 (10):741-744.
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    Liberalism, Fundamentalism and Truth.Matt Sleat - 2006 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 23 (4):405-417.
    abstract One way in which we may be tempted to understand the distinction we make in practice between liberals and fundamentalists is via the issue of truth. Liberals are generally more sceptical about truth while fundamentalists tend to be more objectivist, believing not only that objective truth exists but also that they know it. I call this interpretation the ‘truth interpretation’. In this paper I attempt to undermine the ‘truth interpretation’ by showing that it does not map on adequately to (...)
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    Value, Reality, and Desire – Graham Oddie.Matt Sleat - 2007 - Philosophical Investigations 30 (1):97–100.
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  20. David R. Hiley, Doubt and the Demands of Democratic Citizenship Reviewed By.Matt Sleat - 2008 - Philosophy in Review 28 (3):205-207.