Saving Appearances: The Reestablishment of Political Science

Saving Appearances: The Reestablishment of Political Science

Saving Appearances: The Reestablishment of Political Science

Saving Appearances: The Reestablishment of Political Science

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Contents

i. The Finality of Beginnings 1

ii. The Quest for Meaning 13

The Norms of Political Science

Categories as Organizers of Reality

The Social Basis of Scientific Revolutions

Defining Experience as "Political"

iii. The Cultivation of Reality 29

Intellectual Foundations

The Ascendancy of Science

Mandates for Political Science

The Uses of Rigor

iv. The Recovery of Experience 49

The Troubled Profession

Foundations for Creativity

Placing Forms in Open Space

Knowledge through Empathy

v. Inconclusiveness as Ideal 77

The Precarious Present

The Political Animal

The Pragmatic Validation of Needs

vi. The Transformation of Reality 93

Knowledge in Action

The Transparent Writer

Transcending Irony

vii.

Political Science as a Form of Action 105

Vicarious Experiments

Awakening Political Capacities

Society as Crucible

Criteria for Experimentation

viii. Political Education 127

Dialectical Action

Requisites for Creativity

The New Discipline

Political Man: A Bibliographical Appendix 139

Notes 143

Index 153

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