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Dismantling the Political1
Dismantling the political
Syed A.Sayeed

It is intrinsic to the nature of concepts that they cannot be confined to a single language game.2 Moreover, the range of language games in which a concept participates need not have structural implications. Yet, a distinction between concepts based on the range of their participation in cognate and non-proximate language games can be important for analytic purposes. Concepts that are confined more or less to a single language game or to cognate language games, require an analytic mode different from that which is required for concepts that are integral constituents of a variety of remotely related or unrelated language games. Speaking in terms of the trajectory of a concept across language games, there is a difference between a ...

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