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G. A. Cohen, Karl Marx’s Theory of History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978), p. x. 7. Karl R. Popper, The Open Society and its Enemies (London: Routledge, 1969), pp. 95–6. For a further explication, see James Farr, ‘Popper’s Hermeneutics’, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 13 (1983), pp. ), Idioms of Inquiry (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1987), ch. 2. 8. Oppenheim, Moral Principles in Political Philosophy (New York: Random House, 1968), pp. 145–51. 9. Strictly speaking, Hobbes was the first to translate Thucydides directly out of the original Greek rather than from earlier and badly corrupted Latin or French translations which, Hobbes complained, ‘traduced’ instead of ‘translated’ Thucydides.

Hobbes’s attempt to sanitize and scientize the concepts constitutive of political discourse had the very practical political purpose of promoting peace by minimizing or even eliminating conceptual contestation. 16 In the world of politics – a world of passions and interests – science was but ‘small power’ in comparison with rhetoric. A language whose terms were tightly and precisely defined, shorn of metaphors and other tropes, and devoid of all appeals to the passions was, he concluded, no match for the greater power of rhetoric or ‘eloquence’.

215). 24. Charles Taylor, ‘Neutrality in Political Science’, Philosophical Papers, 2 vols (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983), vol. II. 25. Or, as Hobbes translates ␬␶␩ˆ␮␣ eˆ␵ ␣ˆ⑀␫ˆ, ‘a possession for everlasting’. 26. For a modern restatement and reconstruction – one might almost say rehabilitation – of the civic republican view, see Philip Pettit, Republicanism 38 Terence Ball 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997); for a modern communitarian version of this view, see Henry Tam, Communitarianism: a New Agenda for Politics and Citizenship (New York: NYU Press, 1998).

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