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Politics and the Criteria of Truth

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Alireza Shomali
    Pages 1-10
  3. Alireza Shomali
    Pages 170-172
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 173-220

About this book


In the post-positivist era in which Cartesian epistemology must be overcome we require a normative criterion of truth. Without it rationality of our beliefs and justifiability of our political acts are in question. This study seeks an epistemological criterion of truth that is attentive to the sociopolitical conditions that determine meaning


Cartesian construction dialectic epistemology knowledge politics project rationality sociology truth

About the authors

ALIREZA SHOMALI is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, USA. He studied political theory at Syracuse University and was a Post Doctoral Fellow at Harvard University.

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