Title

On the Philosophical Life: A Refutation of Cultural Theory's Impossibility Theorem

Publication Type

Working Paper

Version

Preprint

Publication Date

7-2004

Abstract

Cultural Theory (CT) is breathtaking in its comprehensiveness and in its simplicity. With regard to CT’s comprehensiveness, it is entirely characteristic that when the three authors of Cultural Theory get around to asking themselves “What does cultural theory leave out?”, their answer turns out to be a hearty “Not much!” (Thompson, Ellis and Wildavsky 1990: 269-73) In a single work, Michael Thompson manages to credit CT with shedding light on everything from environmental policies and Kondratiev waves, to Everest expeditions, the literary preferences of Benjamin Disraeli, and Aristotle’s four causes. (Thompson 1996)

Discipline

Philosophy | Theory, Knowledge and Science

Research Areas

Humanities

First Page

1

Last Page

41

Publisher

SMU Social Sciences and Humanities Working Paper Series, 6-2004

City or Country

Singapore

Copyright Owner and License

Author

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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