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Introduction - a life in theory

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  • Jc Political Theory
  • Jz International Relations
  • Linguistics
  • Political Science


Chris Brown Introduction - a life in theory Book section Original citation: Originally published in Brown, C., Practical judgement in international political theory: selected essays. London, UK : Routledge, 2010, pp. 1-68. © 2010 The Author This version available at: Available in LSE Research Online: April 2012 LSE has developed LSE Research Online so that users may access research output of the School. Copyright © and Moral Rights for the papers on this site are retained by the individual authors and/or other copyright owners. Users may download and/or print one copy of any article(s) in LSE Research Online to facilitate their private study or for non-commercial research. You may not engage in further distribution of the material or use it for any profit-making activities or any commercial gain. You may freely distribute the URL ( of the LSE Research Online website. This document is the author’s submitted version of the book section. There may be differences between this version and the published version. You are advised to consult the publisher’s version if you wish to cite from it. Practical Judgement in International Political Theory: Selected Essays Chapter 1: Introduction – A Life In Theory Readers of the essays collected in this book will find an account of how my thinking on a variety of subjects has evolved, in some cases undergoing at least a 90 degree shift; my contention is that this evolution is actually symptomatic of some of the things that have been happening in the wider discourse, and in the world which this discourse is attempting to understand. I will present an overview of this evolution and the individual essays later in this introduction, but first, since this very enterprise involves a degree of immodesty in presuming that the development of my thinking might be interesting, it seems not inappropriate to go the whole

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