Between Political Inquiry and Democratic Faith. A Pragmatist Approach to Visualizing Publics

@article{Johnson2011BetweenPI,
  title={Between Political Inquiry and Democratic Faith. A Pragmatist Approach to Visualizing Publics},
  author={J. Johnson},
  journal={European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy},
  year={2011}
}
  • J. Johnson
  • Published 2011
  • Philosophy
  • European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy
In the post-War decades political science in the United States has been animated by two seemingly incompatible aims. On the one hand, the discipline is committed to scientific inquiry interpreted in largely positivist terms. On the other hand, the discipline aspires to generate knowledge that might improve democratic politics. I start by sketching pragmatist interpretations of social and political inquiry, of democratic politics, and of how the two are related. Problems of complexity and… Expand
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