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Hate, loathing and political theory: thinking with and against William Connolly

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posted on 18.08.2014, 15:09 by Moya Lloyd
Refreshingly, William Connolly offers a different take on the connections between emotion and political values, judgments and actions. Specifically, his aim is to demonstrate how affect-imbued ideas (might) help to nurture the ethos of generosity he is seeking to affirm. He is thus concerned with how emotion and affect actively contribute towards the development of a particular normative project, rather than hindering it. As will become clear, Connolly’s point is not, however, that affectivity and emotion serve simply as auxiliaries to a rationally derived ethos, the ‘glue’ binding us to our political values and judgements. They are, rather, constitutive elements in the generation, nurturance and consolidation of that very ethos.

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  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Politics and International Studies

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Democracy and Pluralism: The Political Thought of William E. Connolly

Pages

114 - 28

Citation

LLOYD, M., 2009. Hate, loathing and political theory: thinking with and against William Connolly. In: Finlayson, A. (ed.). Democracy and pluralism: the political thought of William E. Connolly. London: Routledge, pp. 114-128.

Publisher

Routledge (© the author)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2009

ISBN

9780415500555;9780415473507

Language

en

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