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For Foucault: Against Normative Political Theory,

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2018.04.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mark G. E. Kelly, For Foucault: Against Normative Political Theory, State University of New York Press, 2018, 202pp., $80.00, ISBN 9781438467610. Reviewed by Frieder Vogelmann, Bremen University Mark Kelly's book is original, thought-provoking and at times infuriating. Its originality lies in Kelly's overall thesis that political thinking should follow Michel Foucault's model of a strictly non-normative critique. It is thought-provoking because Kelly combines his thesis with sharp criticism against all forms of normative political theory, be they (Rawlsian) analytic political philosophy or critical theory. Yet the book is infuriating because Kelly sometimes deliberately refuses to argue for his far-reaching claims. Kelly sets the scene in his introduction with the stark opposition between normative political theory and Foucault's non-normative critique, understanding "normativity" as a synonym for. . .

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