Reality and Its Dreams

2016.08.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Raymond Geuss, Reality and Its Dreams, Harvard University Press, 2016, 300pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780674504950. Reviewed by
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2016.08.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Raymond Geuss, Reality and Its Dreams, Harvard University Press, 2016, 300pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780674504950. Reviewed by Enzo Rossi, University of Amsterdam Raymond Geuss is one of the two pivotal figures in the recent and growing revival of realism in political philosophy. The other figure is Bernard Williams. Williams' work has received more constructive critical discussion and less praise and invective than Geuss'. This is understandable, given Geuss' reluctance to play by the rules of 'professional' scholarship. It is also regrettable insofar as Geuss exemplifies what is perhaps a more dramatic break with the mainstream, both substantively and methodologically: substantively because of his hostility to liberalism, and methodologically because of his hostility to (standard) normative theorising. The present book is a collection of essays that should be of interest to those who intend to explore the. . .

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