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Meaning and Context: Quentin Skinner and His Critics
by James Tully
"This confrontation between the foremost exponent of the "new history' of political thought and his critics will be of considerable interest not only to students of political theory but of legal and literary interpretation as well."--Terence Ball, University of MinnesotaQuentin Skinner is one of the leading thinkers in the social sciences and humanities today. Since the pu ...more
Published January 21st 1989 by Princeton University Press
(first published January 1st 1989)
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Anyone interested in methodological issues for doing Intellectual History ought to have this on their shelves. It is better to get this than Quentin Skinner's Visions of Politics: On Method. Here you'll find the original versions of the essays, especially Meaning and Understanding in the History of Ideas, along with other essays and a very helpful introduction by James Tully and several responses of by Skinner's critics and Skinner's lengthy response to all of them.