Among Skinner contextualism and parennial problems: a proposal to interpret the classics

Rafael Silva


This paper proposes a methodological approach, hermeneutic, to interpretpolitical writers of the past. The method here is formulated and explained inthe last part of this work is called “dual approach significance of classicaltexts.” This is rooted in a debate about the valuable contribution and has hadprofound influence that the methodology for the interpretation of classicaltexts produced by Quentin Skinner, and its unwarranted criticism of othermethodologies against which he raises his own orientation. Therefore, theapproach proposed here is also indebted to the perspective of analysis towhich Skinner faces radically

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