Political Returns: Irony In Politics And Theory From Plato To The Antinuclear Movement by John Evan Seery

Political Returns: Irony In Politics And Theory From Plato To The Antinuclear Movement Author: John Evan Seery
eBook Title: Political Returns: Irony In Politics And Theory From Plato To The Antinuclear Movement
ISBN10: 0813379644
ISBN13: 978-0813379647
Language: English
Publisher: Westview Press (December 19, 1990)
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Size ePub vers.: 1714 kb
Size PDF vers.: 1515 kb
Other formats: cb7, odf, pdf, azw, ibooks, mobi
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 516
Pages:

The author argues that political writing must be ironic, that it must reflect the gap between the lived actuality of everyday life and the possibility of its ultimate philosophical justification. He presents a theory of the politics of irony and tests this theory through readings of political theory texts and through an analysis of the politics of the contemporary anti-nuclear movement. The result is a sustained argument for the thesis that the Western tradition is unified by an ironic undercurrent of moral and political discourse.

Free download Political Returns: Irony In Politics And Theory From Plato To The Antinuclear Movement