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    The Logic of the History of Ideas.Mark Bevir - 1999 - Cambridge University Press.
    This paper provides a short summary of Mark Bevir, The Logic of the History of Ideas (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999). Logic stands here as a subset of Wittgenstein’s notion of philosophy as a matter of the grammar of our concepts. It studies the forms of reasoning appropriate to a discipline, rather than the material of that discipline. Hence, the logic of the history of ideas considers the nature of meaning, the way we should justify our knowledge of past meanings, (...)
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    Interpretive Social Science: An Anti-Naturalist Approach.Mark Bevir & Jason Blakely - 2018 - Oxford: Oxford University Press. Edited by Jason Blakely.
    In this book Mark Bevir and Jason Blakely set out to make the most comprehensive case yet for an 'interpretive' or hermeneutic approach to the social sciences. Interpretive approaches are a major growth area in the social sciences today. This is because they offer a full-blown alternative to the behavioralism, institutionalism, rational choice, and other quasi-scientific approaches that dominate the study of human behavior. In addition to presenting a systematic case for interpretivism and a critique of scientism, Bevir and Blakely (...)
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  3. What is genealogy?Mark Bevir - 2008 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 2 (3):263-275.
    This paper offers a theory of genealogy, explaining its rise in the nineteenth century, its epistemic commitments, its nature as critique, and its place in the work of Nietzsche and Foucault. The crux of the theory is recognition of genealogy as an expression of a radical historicism, rejecting both appeals to transcendental truths and principles of unity or progress in history, and embracing nominalism, contingency, and contestability. In this view, genealogies are committed to the truth of radical historicism and, perhaps (...)
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  4. The Logic of the History of Ideas.Mark Bevir - 2000 - Philosophical Quarterly 50 (200):407-409.
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  5. The Logic of the History of Ideas.Mark Bevir - 2001 - Mind 110 (437):163-168.
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  6. Foucault and Critique.Mark Bevir - 1999 - Political Theory 27 (1):65-84.
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    John Rawls in historical context.Mark Bevir & Andrius Galisanka - 2012 - History of Political Thought 33 (4):701-725.
    The secondary literature on Rawls is vast, but little of it is historical. Relying on the archival materials he left to Harvard after his death, we look at the historical contexts that informed Rawls's understanding of political philosophy and the changes in his thinking up to A Theory of Justice. We argue that Rawls's classic work reveals positivist aspirations that were altered and frayed by various encounters with postanalytic naturalism. So, we begin in the 1940s, showing the influence of other (...)
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  8. Objectivity in History.Mark Bevir - 1994 - History and Theory 33 (3):328-344.
    Many philosophers have rejected the possibility of objective historical knowledge on the grounds that there is no given past against which to judge rival interpretations. Their reasons for doing so are valid. But this does not demonstrate that we must give up the concept of historical objectivity as such. The purpose of this paper is to define a concept of objectivity based on criteria of comparison, not on a given past. Objective interpretations are those which best meet rational criteria of (...)
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    Rethinking governmentality: Towards genealogies of governance.Mark Bevir - 2010 - European Journal of Social Theory 13 (4):423-441.
    Foucault introduced the concept ‘governmentality’ to refer to the conduct of conduct, and especially the technologies that govern individuals. He adopted the concept after his shift from structuralist archaeology to historicist genealogy. But some commentators suggest governmentality remains entangled with structuralist themes. This article offers a resolutely genealogical theory of govermentality that: echoes Foucault on genealogy, critique, and technologies of power; suggests resolutions to problems in Foucault’s work; introduces concepts that are clearly historicist, not structuralist; and opens new areas of (...)
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    Interpreting the English school: History, science and philosophy.Mark Bevir & Ian Hall - 2020 - Journal of International Political Theory 16 (2):120-132.
    This article introduces the Special Issue on ‘Interpretivism and the English School of International Relations’. It distinguishes between what we term the interpretivist and structuralist wings of...
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    John Rawls in Light of the Archive: Introduction to the Symposium on the Rawls Papers.Mark Bevir - 2017 - Journal of the History of Ideas 78 (2):255-263.
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    The Contextual Approach.Mark Bevir - 2011 - In George Klosko (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy. Oxford University Press. pp. 11.
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    The Errors of Linguistic Contextualism.Mark Bevir - 1992 - History and Theory 31 (3):276-298.
    This article argues against both hard linguistic-contextualists who believe that paradigms give meaning to a text and soft linguistic-contextualists who believe that we can grasp authorial intentions only by locating them in a contemporaneous conventional context. Instead it is proposed that meanings come from intentions and that there can be no fixed way of recovering intentions. On these grounds the article concludes first that we can declare some understandings of texts to be unhistorical though not illegitimate, and second that good (...)
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    How to be an intentionalist.Mark Bevir - 2002 - History and Theory 41 (2):209–217.
    The general aim of this paper is to establish the plausibility of a postfoundational intentionalism. Its specific aim is to respond to criticisms of my work made by Vivienne Brown in a paper "On Some Problems with Weak Intentionalism for Intellectual History." Postfoundationalism is often associated with a new textualism according to which there is no outside to the text. In contrast, I suggest that postfoundationalists can legitimate our postulating intentions, actions, and other historical objects outside of the text. They (...)
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  15. On tradition.Mark Bevir - 2000 - Humanitas 13 (2):28-53.
     
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    The English school and the classical approach: Between modernism and interpretivism.Mark Bevir & Ian Hall - 2020 - Journal of International Political Theory 16 (2):153-170.
    This article analyses the evolution of the English school’s approach to international relations from the work of the early British Committee in the late 1950s and early 1960s to its revival in the...
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    Histories of analytic political philosophy.Mark Bevir - 2011 - History of European Ideas 37 (3):243-248.
    This paper sets out an agenda for the study of the history of analytic and post-analytic political philosophy. It builds on a growing literature on the history of analytic philosophy to make three main suggestions. First, analytic philosophy arose as part of a wider shift from the developmental historicism of the nineteenth century to more modernist modes of knowledge. Second, analytic philosophy included a wide range of approaches to moral and political issues, many of which reflected distinctive concepts of analysis, (...)
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    Begriffsgeschichte.Mark Bevir - 2000 - History and Theory 39 (2):273–284.
    The History of Political and Social Concepts: A Critical Introduction by Melvin Richter History of Concepts: Comparative Perspectives by Iain Hampsher-Monk; Karin Tilmans; Frank van Vree History and Theory.
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    Historical explanation, folk psychology, and narrative.Mark Bevir - 2000 - Philosophical Explorations 3 (2):152 – 168.
    This paper argues that history differs from natural science in relying on folk psychology and so narrative explanations. In narratives, actions, beliefs, and pro-attitudes are joined by conditional and volitional connections. Conditional connections exist when beliefs and pro-attitudes pick up themes from one another Volitional connections exist when agents command themselves to do something having decided to do it because of a pro-attitude they hold. The paper defends the epistemic legitimacy of narratives by arguing we have legitimate grounds for postulating (...)
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    Mind and method in the history of ideas.Mark Bevir - 1997 - History and Theory 36 (2):167–189.
    J. G. A. Pocock and Quentin Skinner have led a recent onslaught on the alleged "myth of coherence" in the history of ideas. But their criticisms depend on mistaken views of the nature of mind: respectively, a form of social constructionism, and a focus on illocutionary intentions at the expense of beliefs. An investigation of the coherence constraints that do operate on our ascriptions of belief shows historians should adopt a presumption of coherence, concern themselves with coherence, and proceed to (...)
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    Naturalized Epistemology and/as Historicism: A Brief Introduction.Herman Paul & Mark Bevir - 2012 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 6 (3):299-303.
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    Ernest Belfort Bax: Marxist, Idealist, and Positivist.Mark Bevir - 1993 - Journal of the History of Ideas 54 (1):119-135.
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    Mind and Method in the History of Ideas.Mark Bevir - 1997 - History and Theory 36 (2):167-189.
    J. G. A. Pocock and Quentin Skinner have led a recent onslaught on the alleged ”myth of coherence“ in the history of ideas. But their criticisms depend on mistaken views of the nature of mind: respectively, a form of social constructionism, and a focus on illocutionary intentions at the expense of beliefs. An investigation of the coherence constraints that do operate on our ascriptions of belief shows historians should adopt a presumption of coherence, concern themselves with coherence, and proceed to (...)
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    Situated Agency: A Postfoundational Alternative to Autonomy.Mark Bevir - 2017 - In Thomas Schwarz Wentzer, Martin Gustafsson & Kevin M. Cahill (eds.), Finite but Unbounded: New Approaches in Philosophical Anthropology. Boston: De Gruyter. pp. 47-66.
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  25. Historical understanding and the human sciences.Mark Bevir - 2007 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 1 (3):259-270.
  26. Introduction: Histories of postmodernism.Mark Bevir, Jill Hargis & Sara Rushing - 2007 - In Mark Bevir, Jill Hargis & Sara Rushing (eds.), Histories of Postmodernism. Routledge.
     
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    Philosophical issues in the English School of international relations.Ian Hall & Mark Bevir - 2023 - Journal of International Political Theory 19 (2):242-250.
    This article responds to Charlotta Friedner Parrat’s critique of our argument that the English School of international relations should embrace a more thoroughgoing interpretivism. We address four of Friedner Parrat’s objections to our argument: that our distinction between structuralism and interpretivism is too stark; that our understanding of the relationship between agency and structure is problematic; that our approach would confine the English School to the study of intellectual history; and that the English School should eschew explanation. We argue that (...)
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    Historicism and Critique.Mark Bevir - 2015 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 45 (2):227-245.
    This paper argues that historicism can provide substantive philosophical grounds for critical theory and various modes of critique. Unlike the developmental historicism that dominated the nineteenth century, we start from a radical historicism tied to nominalism, contingency, and contestability. This radical historicism is compatible with a commitment to truth claims, including the truth of historicism and the truth of particular genealogies and other accounts of the world. Genealogy can be viewed as radical historicism in its critical guise, denaturalizing the ideas (...)
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    Roundtable on Political Epistemology.Scott Althaus, Mark Bevir, Jeffrey Friedman, Hélène Landemore, Rogers Smith & Susan Stokes - 2014 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 26 (1-2):1-32.
    On August 30, 2013, the American Political Science Association sponsored a roundtable on political epistemology as part of its annual meetings. Co-chairing the roundtable were Jeffrey Friedman, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin; and Hélène Landemore, Department of Political Science, Yale University. The other participants were Scott Althaus, Department of Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Mark Bevir, Department of Political Science, University of California at Berkeley; Rogers Smith, Department of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania; and Susan (...)
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    A humanist critique of the archaeology of the human sciences.Mark Bevir - 2002 - History of the Human Sciences 15 (1):119-138.
    Foucault's archaeological method is contrasted with that of a humanist history. The contrast highlights strengths and weaknesses found in Foucault's approach. It is argued that he is right to reject a concept of objective knowledge based on pure facts and pure reason; and that he is right to reject the idea of the autonomous individual uninfluenced by the social context; but that he is wrong to extend these rejections to an utter repudiation of respectively our having reasonable knowledge of an (...)
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    Derrida and the Heidegger controversy: Global friendship against racism.Mark Bevir - 2000 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 3 (1):121-138.
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    Postfoundationalism and Social Democracy.Mark Bevir - 2000 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 35 (1):7-25.
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    Theosophy and the origins of the indian national congress.Mark Bevir - 2003 - International Journal of Hindu Studies 7 (1-3):99-115.
    No doubt the Western conceptualization of the East generally served to subjugate the Indians to their colonial rulers, but it also provided a set of beliefs to which disgruntled Western occultists and radicals, and also Western-educated Indians, could appeal in order to defend the dignity and worth of Indian religion and society. No doubt the founding theosophists had no intention of promoting political radicalism on the subcontinent, but the discourse they helped to establish provided others with an instrument they could (...)
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  34. Empathy, Rationality, and Explanation.Mark Bevir & Karsten Stueber - 2011 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 5 (2):147-162.
    This paper describes the historical background to contemporary discussions of empathy and rationality. It looks at the philosophy of mind and its implications for action explanation and the philosophy of history. In the nineteenth century, the concept of empathy became prominent within philosophical aesthetics, from where it was extended to describe the way we grasp other minds. This idea of empathy as a way of understanding others echoed through later accounts of historical understanding as involving re-enactment, noticeably that of R. (...)
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    Review Symposium on New Labour: A Critique: Author's Introduction.Mark Bevir - 2006 - History of the Human Sciences 19 (1):89-92.
  36. Notes toward an analysis of conceptual change.Mark Bevir - 2003 - Social Epistemology 17 (1):55 – 63.
    This paper analyses conceptual change. A rejection of pure experience has prompted philosophers of science to adopt a certain perspective from which to view changes of belief. Popper, Kuhn, and others have analysed conceptual change in terms of problems or anomalies, that is, in terms of contingent reasoning about issues posed in the context of an inherited web of belief. This paper explores a more general analysis of conceptual change in dialogue with these philosophers of science. Because changes of belief (...)
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  37. Social democracy and social science: author’s reply.Mark Bevir - 2006 - History of the Human Sciences 19 (1):113-120.
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  38. Constructing the past: review symposium on Bevir's The Logic of the History of Ideas.Mark Bevir, Mark Erickson, Austin Harrington & Andreas Reckwitz - 2002 - History of the Human Sciences 15 (2):99-133.
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    Modern Pluralism: Anglo-American Debates Since 1880.Mark Bevir (ed.) - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Pluralism is among the most vital intellectual movements of the modern era. Liberal pluralism helped reinforce and promote greater separation of political and religious spheres. Socialist pluralism promoted the political role of trade unions and the rise of corporatism. Empirical pluralism helped legitimate the role of interest groups in democratic government. Today pluralism inspires thinking about key issues such as multiculturalism and network governance. However, despite pluralism's importance, there are no histories of twentieth-century pluralist thinking. Modern Pluralism fills this gap. (...)
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    In Defence of Historicism.Mark Bevir - 2012 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 6 (1):111-114.
    Abstract This paper defends a historicist approach to the history of ideas. A historicist ontology implies that texts have meaning only for specific people, whether these be individual authors, particular readers, or the intersubjective beliefs of social groups. Texts do not have intrinsic meanings in themselves.
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  41. The philosophy of history: An agenda.Frank Ankersmit, Mark Bevir, Paul Roth, Aviezer Tucker & Alison Wylie - 2007 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 1 (1):1-9.
    The Founding declaration of the journal.
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    Liberal democracy, nationalism and culture: multiculturalism and Scottish independence.Richard T. Ashcroft & Mark Bevir - 2018 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 21 (1):65-86.
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    Multiculturalism in contemporary Britain: policy, law and theory.Richard T. Ashcroft & Mark Bevir - 2018 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 21 (1):1-21.
  44. A Decentered Theory Of Governance.Mark Bevir - 2008 - Ethics 6 (2-3):215-230.
     
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    A Decentered Theory of Governance.Mark Bevir - 2002 - Journal des Economistes Et des Etudes Humaines 12 (4).
    There are two leading narratives of governance. One is a neoliberal one about markets that is inspired by rational choice. The other is a story about networks associated with institutionalism in political science. This paper argues that both rational choice and institutionalism rely on assumptions about our ability to readoff people’s beliefs from objective social facts about them, and yet that these assumptions are untenable given the philosophical critique of positivism. Hence, we need to modify our leading theories and narratives (...)
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  46. A decentered theory of governance.Mark Bevir - 2011 - In Jeremy S. Duncan (ed.), Perspectives on ethics. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
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    Analytic ethics in the central period.Mark Bevir & Jason Blakely - 2011 - History of European Ideas 37 (3):249-256.
    Analytic ethics in the central period – extending from the beginning of the twentieth century to post-World War II linguistic analysis – is too often construed by historians and philosophers alike in monolithic terms as the emotivism of A. J. Ayer. In contrast, we argue that a multiplicity of ethical doctrines were developed by analytic philosophers at this time of which Ayer's emotivism was just one. Moreover, we maintain that this multiplicity of ethical doctrines was itself the result of a (...)
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    Anglophone Historicisms.Mark Bevir & Naomi Choi - 2015 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 9 (3):327-346.
    _ Source: _Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 327 - 346 This paper explores the place of historicism in Anglophone and especially analytic philosophy. Analytic philosophy arose as part of a general modernist revolt against the developmental historicisms of the nineteenth century with their faith in progress. Modernism inspired more formal approaches to knowledge, philosophy, and the human sciences. It is, however, a mistake to assume the rise of modernism and analytic philosophy left no space for historicism. Three main traditions of (...)
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  49. A kind of radicality : The avant-garde legacy in postmodern ethics.Mark Bevir - 2007 - In Mark Bevir, Jill Hargis & Sara Rushing (eds.), Histories of Postmodernism. Routledge.
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  50. Afterword: The Quarrel Continues?Mark Bevir & Ranjan Ghosh - 2012 - In Ranjan Ghosh (ed.), A lover's quarrel with the past: romance, representation, reading. New York: Berghahn Books.
     
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