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    Peter Laslett and the Contested Concept of Political Philosophy.Petri Koikkalainen - 2009 - History of Political Thought 30 (2):336-359.
    Among historians of political thought, Peter Laslett is probably best remembered for his 1956 declaration concerning the death of political philosophy. Laslett's argument was thematically close to the contemporaneous debate on 'the end of ideology', as well as to the worries voiced by scholars such as Leo Strauss of traditional philosophical wisdom being threatened by a new scientism and historicism. Political theory textbooks have often portrayed Laslett as an individual who produced a highly memorable recording of the devastating effects of (...)
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    The Politics of Contextualism.Petri Koikkalainen - 2015 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 9 (3):347-371.
    _ Source: _Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 347 - 371 A central purpose of historicist contextualism, or the “new history of political thought”, the central methodological ideas of which were laid out between the 1950s and the 70s, was to liberate the history of ideas from distorting influence of political ideology, nationalism, and other presentist narratives that ascribed past events under false teleologies. From the 1980s onwards, it has been possible to find explicitly normative statements in the works of the (...)
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    Contextualist Dilemmas: Methodology of the History of Political Theory in Two Stages.Petri Koikkalainen - 2011 - History of European Ideas 37 (3):315-324.
    This article traces the development of contextualist methodology in the study of the history of political thought/political theory after WWII. It argues that the so-called ‘Cambridge School’, often regarded as the core of historicist contextualism, arose during the 1950s and 1960s in response to dilemmas that were largely internal to political philosophy as it was practiced in Britain in an academic culture dominated by analytic philosophy. This first stage of contextualist theorizing, usually associated with Laslett, Skinner and Pocock, was highly (...)
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  4. The Life of Political Philosophy After its Death: History of an Argument Concerning the Possibility of a Theoretical Approach to Politics.Petri Koikkalainen - 2005 - University of Lapland.