Histories, Logics and Politics: An Interview with Mark Bevir

Histories, Logics and Politics: An Interview with Mark Bevir [ JMP 2.2 (2005) 193-206] DOI: 10.1177/1740468105054341 © 2005 SAGE Publications (London, Thousand Oaks, CA and New Delhi) Histories, Logics and Politics: An Interview with Mark Bevir S IMON S TOW Department of Government College of William and Mary PO Box 8795 Williamsburg, VA 23185-8795 USA sastow@wm.edu Although he has written extensively on a broad array of topics, Mark Bevir is most famous for his influential and controversial book The Logic of the History of Ideas (Cambridge University Press, 1999). In a wide-ranging interview, Bevir responds to a number of criticisms and mischaracteriza- tions of the book, clarifies his aims in writing it, and identifies his relationship of his postfoundationalism to both analytical and continental philosophy. Additionally, Bevir articulates a hitherto unexpected ethical dimension to the work, suggesting that it seeks to provide for a philoso- phy of the human sciences that incorporates those capacities for agency and reasoning that make us fully human and are thus deserving of respect. As such, he connects the book to the broader web of moral and political beliefs that underpin his work as a whole. SS: Perhaps I could begin by asking you to give us a brief genealogy of your http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Moral Philosophy Brill

Histories, Logics and Politics: An Interview with Mark Bevir

Journal of Moral Philosophy, Volume 2 (2): 193 – Jan 1, 2005

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© 2005 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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[ JMP 2.2 (2005) 193-206] DOI: 10.1177/1740468105054341 © 2005 SAGE Publications (London, Thousand Oaks, CA and New Delhi) Histories, Logics and Politics: An Interview with Mark Bevir S IMON S TOW Department of Government College of William and Mary PO Box 8795 Williamsburg, VA 23185-8795 USA sastow@wm.edu Although he has written extensively on a broad array of topics, Mark Bevir is most famous for his influential and controversial book The Logic of the History of Ideas (Cambridge University Press, 1999). In a wide-ranging interview, Bevir responds to a number of criticisms and mischaracteriza- tions of the book, clarifies his aims in writing it, and identifies his relationship of his postfoundationalism to both analytical and continental philosophy. Additionally, Bevir articulates a hitherto unexpected ethical dimension to the work, suggesting that it seeks to provide for a philoso- phy of the human sciences that incorporates those capacities for agency and reasoning that make us fully human and are thus deserving of respect. As such, he connects the book to the broader web of moral and political beliefs that underpin his work as a whole. SS: Perhaps I could begin by asking you to give us a brief genealogy of your

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