Asked • 07/31/19

How do these differ: Politics vs Political Science vs Political Philosophy vs Political Theory?

I've Googled several sources that compare two of these, but none that contrast all four:1. This [Reddit thread](https://www.reddit.com/r/askphilosophy/comments/2je1ta/political_theory_vs_political_philosophy/?st=ivb8pdz1&sh=ca9e94c0) contrasts `Political Philosophy` with `Political Theory`.2. This [Quora](https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-differences-between-political-philosophy-and-political-science) thread contrasts `Political Science` with `Political Philosophy`.3. This [Researchgate](https://www.researchgate.net/post/What_are_the_main_differences_between_political_theory_and_political_thought2) thread compares `Political Theory` and `Political Thought`. I haven't asked about the latter, as it looks to be a rarer term.

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Danela O. answered • 05/15/20

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