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The politics of examplarity: Ferrara on the disclosure of new political worlds

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This paper focuses on the idea of exemplarity outlined by the Italian critical theorist Alessandro Ferrara that forms part of his general case for the centrality of disclosure to emancipatory political reasoning. Ferrara argues that “at its best” political thought should have the capacity to animate the democratic imagination by disclosing new political worlds and hence new possibilities for thought and action. I argue that Ferrara’s notion of exemplarity provides important conceptual resourc...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0191453718762618

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Somerville College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophy and Social Criticism Journal website
Volume:
45
Issue:
2
Pages:
127-145
Publication date:
2018-03-15
Acceptance date:
2018-01-28
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EISSN:
1461-734X
ISSN:
0191-4537
Source identifiers:
822132
Pubs id:
pubs:822132
UUID:
uuid:6204e315-badd-4156-b3ea-0ebc0ed5a3ea
Local pid:
pubs:822132
Deposit date:
2018-01-31

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