(Im)possible Universalism: Remarks on the Politics and Ethics of Grammar

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This article provides a brief synopsis of the main arguments in Universality, Ethics and International Relations: A Grammatical Reading (Pin-Fat, 2010). In what I hope is a more accessible form than the monograph, I focus on two aspects: (1) the importance of grammatical readings as an ethical and political practice (“doing”) [1] and; (2) also understanding claims to universality as political and ethical practices rather than as the identification of universal foundations (metaphysics).

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalE-International Relations
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2016