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What’s the point of political philosophy?

Beware attempts to make political theory "relevant"

By Alex Worsnip  

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It is a near-truism that philosophy operates at a remove from the “real world.” Many philosophers suppose that the answers to questions in logic, epistemology and metaphysics are independent of particular empirical facts about how human society happens to be set up. But what about ethics and political philosophy? How far should philosophers concerned with these…

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