Dr. Clayton Chin is Senior Lecturer in Political Theory in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He has a PhD from the University of London in the UK, as well as previous degrees from University College London and McGill University.
His past research focused on the methodology of different traditions within political theory, particularly the relation between pragmatist political thought and the analytical and Continental approaches. He also increasingly focuses on issues related to multiculturalism and cultural diversity in contemporary liberal democracies, particularly the relation between multiculturalism and national identity in both contemporary Western liberal democracies and theoretical debates. He has published a manuscript on the methodological significance of the pragmatist political philosophy of Richard Rorty and has published widely within academic journals in political theory and beyond.
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Multicultural politics of recognition and postcolonial citizenship: rethinking the nation
Beyond analytic and continental in contemporary political thought: Pragmatic methodologica..
Just What Is Ontological Political Theory Meant to do? The Method and Practice of William ..
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Democratic epistemology and democratic morality: The appeal and challenges of Peircean pragmatism
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Journal article | 2019 | Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy
Does the wide distribution of political power in democracies, relative to other modes of government, result in better decisions? S..
Rorty’s Pragmatist Method for Political Theory: Between Continental Criticism and Liberal Norms
Journal article | 2019 | IRIDE-FILOSOFIA E DISCUSSIONE PUBBLICA
The value of Richard Rorty’s work lies in the range of debates and traditions it engaged. With few equals, he combined diverse con..
Challenging Political Theory: Pluralism and Method in the Work of Bernard Williams (For a Special Issue on “Methodology in Contemporary Normative Theory”)
Journal article | 2017 | Public Reason
This article focuses on the recent surge of reflection within political theory on methodological issues and the emergence of new a..
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Senior Lecturer In Political Theory
Social And Political Sciences
PhD in Research in Political Science
Queen Mary University of London
MA in European Thought
University College London
BA in Philosophy of Religion