Politics Re-entered

Politics Re-entered: The State in its Place Tony Skillen Though we cannot turn our backs on it or imagine, or wish, that it will wither away, the idea that the state is by definition the sole locus of politics seems Increasingly archaic. The price of retaining ‘the statist conception of politics’ seems to me that […]

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REVIEWS Elementary Illusions Nancy Cartwright, How the Laws of Physics Lie, Oxford University Press, 1983, 1..16 hb, 1..7.95 pb The classic work of C.G. Hempel established as orthodoxy the view that scientific explanation consists in subsuming phenomena under covering laws. With varying degrees of plausibility the analysis was extended to cover ordinary, everyday explanations, which […]

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REVIEWS Skillen: Ruling Illusions Joe McCarney Anthony Skillen, Ruling Illusions: Philosophy and the Social Order, The Harvester Press Ltd, 1978, 177pp, £7.95 and £3.50 This book appears in the ‘Philosophy Now’ series which is described by its general editor, Roy Edgley, as seeking ‘in one way or another to push philosophy out of its ivory […]