Pragmatic Apparatus – Hope behind the critique of grand narratives of collective salvation: remarks on ‘The power of metaphors and narratives’

Cited by Lee Sonogan

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Abstract by Guilherme Vasconcelos Vilaça

Kratochwil criticizes two important teleological global narratives of universal progress – Luhmannian systems theory and jus cogens – and defends the need for a non-ideal and situated approach to law and politics. Despite the cogency of Kratochwil’s analysis, why should we place our hope in his pragmatic program given the complexity of actual decision-making? This paper shows that more needs to be said about the role of hope grounding Kratochwil’s account. Which hopes are hopeless, and which warranted? Why should we care and ‘go on’, choosing to be prudential and political rather than focusing on one’s inner development or pleasure?

Publication: Cambridge University Press (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Pub Date: 28 Dec 2020 Doi:10.1017/S1752971920000561

Keywords: Action hope jus cogens narratives practice progress (Plenty more sections and references in this research article)

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