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Adrian Blau

There's a *lot* I like here, but I think it commits a fallacy of composition: you assume that was is true of theory in general thus applies to political theory. But the way a social scientist understands a theory is not the same as "political theory". Your definition of political theory includes all of political science, and so it does not seem to be a *useful* definition, even though it is a plausible and legitimate way of thinking about political theory.

Eric Schliesser

There is no fallacy of composition here. Rather, I self-consciously reject the overly narrow understanding of *both* some normative/analytic political philosophers *as well as* certain (unreflective) hyper-inductive social scientists.

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