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Nationalisme, Objectiviteit en Subjectiviteit

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Historians and theoreticians of nationalism and nationalist movements are perplexed by the fact that so much of what nationalists believe is evidently not the case. One example of this concerns the ontological or metaphysical status of the nation: whether nations as a form of political community are in the very nature of things or whether they are rather a recent way of imagining the political community.
I question the meaning terms such as 'natural', 'imagined' and 'objective'/'subjective' have when we are talking about the nation as the foundation of political legitimacy. Ido this by explaining what meaning those terms have in the philosophical reconstruction of interpretation and communication by the American philosopher Donald Davidson.

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Heysse, T., (1997) “Nationalisme, Objectiviteit en Subjectiviteit”, Res Publica 39(2), p.205-214. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v39i2.18587

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29 Jun 1997
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