Monday, July 20, 2009

Inglis, Fred. "Bringing Off the Miracle of Resurrection." TIMES May 14, 2009.

Quentin Skinner's methodological and Collingwoodian insight was that all political philosophers, including authors of the classics, were not trying to answer timeless questions on eternal exam papers, but seeking to win an urgent victory about matters of life and death immediately around them, by the power of reason if possible, of rhetoric if not. Skinner's lifelong preoccupation has been to return the history of ideas to history, which is to say that the great texts, like the lesser ones, belonged to contexts. . . . Read there rest here:

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