Realism about Political Philosophy
By Nicholas Rescher
This article appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of The Independent Review.
Political philosophy too often reflects a utopian tendency to seek a political ideal and the best ways and means for achieving it. This desire overlooks the fundamental theoretical barriers to finding answers to the questions it raises.
Nicholas Rescher is Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Center on Culture and Civil Society at the Independent Institute.
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