Unit-2 Theorising The Political

This Unit deals with the various relevant concerns of political philosophising/theorising.

Distinguish between normative and empirical political theory.

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Written on Apr 16, 2019 5:27:02 PM

  • The empirical theorists believe that an empirical science of politics based on facts alone is possible, whereas the others, the trans-empirical theorists, are of the opinion that the study of politics neither can nor should be purely scientific.
  • The transempiricists, on the other hand, believe that whatever be the situation in the natural sciences, facts and values are so closely inter-twined with each other that, in the study of politics, one can not separate them except in the most trivial instances.