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Ever closer union and the philosophical history of Europe

Glendinning, Simon (2023) Ever closer union and the philosophical history of Europe. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (13 Apr 2023). Blog Entry.

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What role does philosophy play in accounts of European history? Simon Glendinning writes that European history has never been an exclusively empirical question and has always also been philosophical. Even today, many of the key political differences over European integration remain inseparable from a contest over profoundly philosophical divergences concerning the meaning of ‘ever closer union’.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2023 The Author
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 26 May 2023 23:27
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:49

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