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The Politics of Interpretation: Ideology, Professionalism, and the Study of Literature

Patrick Colm Hogan


While affirming the profound importance of political analysis, this book is critical of prevalent doctrines. Specifically, it examines and criticizes several influential post-structuralist positions, advocating logical analysis and empirical enquiry, guided by Kantian ethics, in their stead. In Chapter 1, the book seeks to define in practical and empirical terms the nature and domain of political interpretation. In the second and third chapters, after introducing ideological critique as a particularly important form of political interpretation, the book criticizes some prominent, post-structur ... More

Keywords: ideology, political interpretation, politics, ideological critique, university, critical thinking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780195062724
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195062724.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Colm Hogan, author
University of Connecticut, Storrs