Theorists interested in learning more about any given interpretive approach are often required to navigate a dizzying array of sources, with no clear sense of where to begin. The prose of many primary sources is often steeped in dense and technical argot that novices find intimidating or even impenetrable. Interpretation in Political Theory provide students of political theory a single introductory reference guide to major approaches to interpretation available in the field today.
Comprehensive and clearly written, the book includes:
An invaluable textbook for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and even seasoned scholars of political theory interested in learning more about different interpretive approaches.
'Interpretation in Political Theory provides a multi-faceted outlook on a key text in political philosophy, Hobbes’s Leviathan, and in doing so opens up multiple lines of inquiry for the student of political philosophy. The contributions to this work provide a fine introduction to several of the most prominent approaches to the study of political philosophy, and will be a useful addition to the field for students and theorists alike.' - Richard Dougherty, University of Dallas
'Sean Noah Walsh and Clement Fatovic have brought together an impressive group of scholars to produce an admirable reference guide to the major interpretive approaches in Political Theory. There is nothing like it, and I am sure that Interpretation in Political Theory will be a valuable resource for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and even professors of Political Theory.' - Gregory A. McBrayer, Morehead State University
Introduction: Interpretation and the Politics of Meaning Sean Noah Walsh and Clement Fatovic
1. The Interpretive Methodology of Leo Strauss Craig Ewasiuk
2. The "Cambridge School(s)" of Interpretation: An Overview and User’s Guide Ben J. Taylor and Daniel I. O’Neill
3. Marxian Interpretations of Political Theory: Locating a Tradition Katherine A. Gordy
4. Feminist Interventions into Political Theory: The Power of Supplemental Logic Mary Caputi
5. On the Use of Greimassian Semiotics for Political Theory Sean Noah Walsh
6. Genealogical Interpretation in Political Theory Thomas Biebricher
7. Negative Dialectics as an Interpretative Approach to Political Theory Bryant W. Sculos
8. Deconstruction and Interpretation in Political Theory Mary Caputi and Sean Noah Walsh
9. Psychoanalytic Theory and Textual Interpretation Ty Solomon
ConclusionClement Fatovic and Sean Noah Walsh