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  1. Imagining the American Polity: Political Science and the Discourse of Democracy.John G. Gunnell - 2004 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
    Americans have long prided themselves on living in a country that serves as a beacon of democracy to the world, but from the time of the founding they have also engaged in debates over what the criteria for democracy are as they seek to validate their faith in the United States as a democratic regime. In this book John Gunnell shows how the academic discipline of political science has contributed in a major way to this ongoing dialogue, thereby playing a (...)
     
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  2. Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn: Leaving Everything as It Is.John G. Gunnell - 2014 - Cambridge University Press.
    A distinctive feature of Ludwig Wittgenstein's work after 1930 was his turn to a conception of philosophy as a form of social inquiry, John G. Gunnell argues, and Thomas Kuhn's approach to the philosophy of science exemplified this conception. In this book, Gunnell shows how these philosophers address foundational issues in the social and human sciences, particularly the vision of social inquiry as an interpretive endeavor and the distinctive cognitive and practical relationship between social inquiry and its subject matter. Gunnell (...)
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    Leaving Everything as It Is: Political Inquiry After Wittgenstein.John G. Gunnell - 2013 - Contemporary Political Theory 12 (2):80-101.
    The assumed difference and continuing estrangement between political philosophy and political science is a relatively recent development. Both fields sprang from closely entwined concerns about democracy and matters of social and political justice, and today both must still confront their practical as well as cognitive relationship to their subject matter. This issue, however, has receded into the background of these discourses. Ludwig Wittgenstein's vision of philosophy is in effect a vision of social inquiry. His work, when viewed from this perspective, (...)
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    Between Philosophy and Politics: The Alienation of Political Theory.John G. Gunnell - 1986 - University of Massachusetts Press.
  5. Social Science and Political Reality: The Problem of Explanation.John G. Gunnell - forthcoming - Social Research: An International Quarterly.
  6. Political Philosophy and Time.John G. Gunnell - 1968 - Middletown, Conn., Wesleyan University Press.
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    Desperately Seeking Wittgenstein.John Gunnell - 2004 - European Journal of Political Theory 3 (1):77-98.
    It has been notoriously difficult to link Ludwig Wittgenstein’s work to the agendas of academic political theory. While this is in part due to his style of writing and the absence of an explicit discussion of politics, his commitment to the irreducibility of conventions is difficult to reconcile with the search of many political theorists for both criteria of political essentiality and a basis of cognitive privilege that would underwrite a vision of critical and normative inquiry. Although political theory is (...)
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    Political Philosophy and Time.J. G. A. Pocock & John G. Gunnell - 1969 - History and Theory 8 (2):295.
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    Can Social Science Be Just?John Gilbert Gunnell - 2009 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 39 (4):595-621.
    Despite the extensive commentary on the work of Peter Winch, there has been inadequate recognition of how his Idea of a Social Science discerned the implications of Wittgenstein’s philosophy for confronting issues regarding the nature and interpretation of social phenomena. Winch’s subsequent confrontation with anthropology can be further illuminated by examining one of the most contentious contemporary debates in this field. This case illustrates the paradoxes involved in meta-practices such as philosophy and social science seeking to make descriptive and normative (...)
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  10. Ii.John G. Gunnell - 1985 - Political Theory 13 (3):339-361.
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    Relativism.John G. Gunnell - 1993 - Political Theory 21 (4):563-584.
  12. History of Political Philosophy as Discipline.John Gunnell - 2011 - In George Klosko (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Reading Max Weber Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin.John Gunnell - 2004 - European Journal of Political Theory 3 (2):151-166.
    Leo Strauss»s Natural Right and History and Eric Voegelin»s New Science of Politics represented both a continuation of the Weimar conversation and a projection into the American context of the issues that defined that conversation. They each chose Max Weber as the pivotal figure in their animadversions regarding historicism, relativism, and the condition of social science, but, as in the case of Weber himself, the underlying issue, which animated the emigres across the ideological spectrum, was the relationship between theory and (...)
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    Are We Losing Our Minds? Cognitive Science and the Study of Politics.John G. Gunnell - 2007 - Political Theory 35 (6):704-731.
    Contemporary literature in cognitive science and the philosophy of mind points to the locus of significant unresolved theoretical and methodological issues in political theory and political science, and particularly to the persistently anomalous status of mental concepts. The manner in which political and social theorists have accessed and deployed this literature, however, has been highly selective and conceptually problematical. The purpose has often been to justify prior agendas, and issues relating to how brain processes are involved in an explanation of (...)
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  15. Books in Review.John G. Gunnell - 1983 - Political Theory 11 (3):455-459.
  16. Books in Review.John G. Gunnell - 1982 - Political Theory 10 (3):477-480.
  17. Political Philosophy and Time: Plato and the Origins of Political Vision: With a New Preface.John G. Gunnell - 1968 - University of Chicago Press.
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    Social Inquiry and the Pursuit of Reality: Cora Diamond and the Problem of Criticizing From “Outside”.John G. Gunnell - 2016 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 46 (6):584-603.
    Although social scientists have been devoted to discovering specific realities of social life, many theorists devoted to critical judgment have turned to philosophy in search of universal grounds of truth and reality. They have, however, worried about the problem of relativism. Although Wittgenstein has often been characterized as a relativist, Cora Diamond, inspired by G. E. M Anscombe, argues that his work, despite internal tensions, provides rational grounds for external criticism of social practices. Her argument and her critique of the (...)
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    ‘Interpretation’ and the ‘Empirical’: Similarities Between Theoretical and Empirical Political Science.Paul A. Passavant & John Gunnell - 2015 - Contemporary Political Theory 14 (3):256-275.
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    Winch Reassessed.John G. Gunnell - 2010 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 40 (4):616-622.
    Hutchinson, Read, and Sharrock have provided an important analysis of the work of Peter Winch. They succeed in rescuing his philosophy from many of the distorting characterizations and categorizations to which it has been subjected, and they provide a fresh account of its relevance for thinking about the theory and practice of social science.
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    Time and Interpretation: Understanding Concepts and Conceptual Change.John G. Gunnell - 1998 - History of Political Thought 19 (4):641-658.
    The issue of the nature of concepts and the problem of understanding conceptual change have become increasingly important in methodological discussions of the study of the history of political thought as well as in substantive research. The treatment of these matters, however, remains inadequate. This is in part a consequence of metatheoretical agendas that have diverted attention away from a theoretical analysis of concepts and apposite issues such as the relationship between mental predicates, words and concepts. But the failure to (...)
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    The Crisis of Political Understanding: A Phenomenological Perspective in the Conduct of Political Inquiry.John G. Gunnell - 1981 - International Studies in Philosophy 13 (2):102-104.
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    Political Theory and Politics: The Case of Leo Strauss.John G. Gunnell - 1985 - Political Theory 13 (3):339-361.
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    Political Science and the Theory of Action: Prolegomena.John G. Gunnell - 1979 - Political Theory 7 (1):75-100.
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    Reorienting Political Theory.John G. Gunnell - 2014 - European Journal of Political Theory 13 (4):480-487.
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    Books in Review.John G. Gunnell - 1991 - Political Theory 19 (3):471-473.
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    Reading Max Weber.John Gunnell - 2004 - European Journal of Political Theory 3 (2):151-166.
    Leo Strauss»s Natural Right and History and Eric Voegelin»s New Science of Politics represented both a continuation of the Weimar conversation and a projection into the American context of the issues that defined that conversation. They each chose Max Weber as the pivotal figure in their animadversions regarding historicism, relativism, and the condition of social science, but, as in the case of Weber himself, the underlying issue, which animated the emigres across the ideological spectrum, was the relationship between theory and (...)
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    Books in Review : MODELS OF MAN by Martin Hollis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977. Pp. 198. $14.95 Cloth, $4.95 Paper. [REVIEW]John G. Gunnell - 1978 - Political Theory 6 (2):259-262.
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    The Nature of Political Theory. [REVIEW]John G. Gunnell - 2005 - Political Theory 33 (5):740-742.