Modernity without Restraint: The Political Religions, the New Science of Politics, and Science, Politics, and Gnosticism

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Contents
Introduction88
1. Political theory and philosophy of history.
Decline of political science and restoration
2. The destruction of political science through
positivism. Positivistic assumptions. The
subordination of relevance to method. The
nature of positivism. Manifestations of
positivism. Accumulation of irrelevant facts.
Misinterpretation of relevant facts. The
movement of methodology. Objectivity through
exclusion of value-judgments
3. The transitional position of Max Weber. Weber's
value-free science. The demonism of values. The
contradictions in Weber's position. The
reintroduction of values. The taboo on classic
and Christian metaphysics. Positivism with regrets
4. The restoration of political science. Obstacles
and success
1. Representation and Existence109
1. The Aristotelian procedure. Symbols in reality
and concepts in science
2. Representation in the elemental sense
3. Insufficiency of the elemental concept of representation
4. Representation in the existential sense. Society
in form for action. Representative and agent
distinguished
5. Representation and social articulation. Magna
Carta. Writs of summons to Parliament. Ferrers'
case. Lincoln's dialectial formula
6. Western theory of representation. The
consolidation of the realms in the fifteenth
century. Fortescue's theory. Eruption and
proruption.Corpus mysticum. Intencio populi

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