Knowing and Judging in International Relations Theory: Realism and the Reflexive Challenge

Inanna Hamati-Ataya

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Abstract

This article addresses the notion of reflexivity in international theory through an attempt to transcend the dichotomy between knowledge and judgement. It intends to demonstrate that neither ‘philosophical’ nor ‘scientific’ approaches to world politics can reconcile cognitive and evaluative claims, but that such an endeavour may be envisaged within a certain conception of knowledge, science and facts. A comparison of Morton Kaplan's approach with Hans Morgenthau's and Kenneth Waltz's suggests what kind of theoretical alternatives can bring together these two seemingly incommensurable orders of discourse under a unified, foundationally reflexive epistemology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1079-1101
JournalReview of International Studies
Volume36
Issue number4
Early online date14 Jul 2010
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010

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