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Unformatted text preview: POLITICAL THEORY & THE POLITICAL WORLD What Is Political Theory? thinking about political systems asking; what is? what is desirable? what is possible? work of community of thinkers - Tinder, 2,3 intersubjective agreement a value system shaped to answer questionsTinder, 13 Tasks of Theory see, explain, alter to answer: what is? what is desirable? What is possible? See, Explain, Alter descriptive theory normative theory Obligation to Make a Public Argument consistent, related to reality - Tinder, 18 rational - Tinder, 21 POLITICAL WORLDS Existing World Is Data Possible World Ought Utopia (Perspective) (Prescription) PHILOSOPHICAL SYSTEM Marx & Alienation Durkheim & Anomie ...
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