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Analysing and evaluating political realism

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This thesis analyses and evaluates political realism (realism). Realism is an account of how best to do political philosophy and politics that may be characterised in terms of four interrelated theses: the feasibility thesis, the guidance thesis, the political normativity thesis, and the statist thesis. The feasibility thesis says that we must impose certain feasibility restrictions on our aspirations, prescriptions, and standards. I argue that we should only impose realist feasibility...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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