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Raymond Geuss

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31 | Raymond Geuss: Realism in Political Theory

What's Left of Philosophy

In this episode we work through some of the ideas laid out in Part 1 of Raymond Geuss’ 2008 Philosophy and Real Politics. It’s a refreshingly clear-eyed argument for what he calls the realist approach in political philosophy, which tries to attend to the messiness of actually existing societies, the opaque and invested people who make them up, and the shifting, contradictory values they hold. We’re talking Hobbes meets Lenin meets Nietzsche here, folks. Leave your rational decision theory and normative idealism at the door. patreonn.com/leftofphilosophy | @leftofphil References: Raymond Geuss, Philosophy and Real Politics (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008). Music: Vintage Memories by Schematist | schematist.bandcamp.com

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7 Feb 2022

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Podcast for Social Research, Episode 47: Who Needs A World View? Raymond Geuss in Conversation

The Podcast for Social Research

Who needs a world view? Ajay Singh Chaudhary, Michael Stevenson, and Rebecca Ariel Porte welcome world-renowned philosopher Raymond Geuss for a wide-ranging discussion of Geuss’s most recent book. They explore Geuss’s understanding of what a world view is; the history and habit of the worldview in Western philosophical, political, and aesthetic thought, the problems and pathologies of certain kinds of systemic thinking; and alternative conceptions for thinking and philosophizing. Conversation also ranges over Geuss's engagement with Critical Theory, and the thought and legacy of the late philosopher Sydney Morgenbesser, teacher to Geuss and spiritual godfather, of a sort, to BISR.

2hr 2mins

5 Mar 2021

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Raymond Geuss: Philosophy, Origins, and the Humanities (Changing the Humanities)

Changing the Humanities

Professor Raymond Geuss (Philosophy, Cambridge), 'Philosophy, Origins, and the Humanities'. Paper delivered at CRASSH conference 'Changing the Humanities/the Humanities Changing' (July 2009).


3 Nov 2011

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Episode 21: Raymond Geuss discusses political liberalism


In this episode, Raymond Geuss critiques the idea that we should always look to what the general consensus is when deciding which political policies to adopt. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


7 Mar 2011

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Raymond Geuss on Realism in Political Philosophy

Philosophy Bites

Is it possible to be both utopian and realistic in political philosophy? In his second interview for the Philosophy Bites podcast Raymond Geuss argues that utopianism and realism need not be incompatible.


8 May 2010

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Raymond Geuss on Real Politics

Philosophy Bites

Raymond Geuss wants political philosophers to focus on real politics rather than abstract notions. In this interview with Nigel Warburton for Philosophy Bites he explains why he believes philosophers such as Robert Nozick and John Rawls were fundamentally misguided in the way they approached political philosophy.


19 Oct 2008