The Concept of Political Judgment

Steinberger Peter J
What is good political judgment? Is it a science subject to strict standards of logic and inference, or is it more like an art, the product of intuition, feeling, or even chance? Peter J. Steinberger shows how the seemingly contradictory claims of inference and intuition are reconciled in the concept... Read More
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What is good political judgment? Is it a science subject to strict standards of logic and inference, or is it more like an art, the product of intuition, feeling, or even chance? Peter J. Steinberger shows how the seemingly contradictory claims of inference and intuition are reconciled in the concept of political judgment.

Resting his argument on the larger notion of judgment itself, Steinberger develops an original model of how political judgments are made and how we justify calling some of them good. His systematic analysis of such thinkers as Machiavelli, Kant, Gadamer, Wittgenstein, and Oakeshott introduces an original notion of judgment as intelligent performance, incorporating both intuition and rational reconstruction.

Steinberger's conclusion--that a coherent political society must also be a judgmental one--flies in the face of much contemporary thinking.

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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226771911
ISBN-13 9780226771915
GTIN-13 9780226771915
GTIN-14 09780226771915
Author Steinberger Peter J
Edition 2
Language Code eng
Page Count 317
Publication Date Aug 31, 1993
Dimension 6.3 in 9.32 in 0.98 in