Emile Durkheim, His Life and Work

A Historical and Critical Study

Author: Steven Lukes

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804712835

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 676

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This study of Durkheim seeks to help the reader to achieve a historical understanding of his ideas and to form critical judgments about their value. To some extent these tow aims are contradictory. On the one hand, one seeks to understand: what did Durkheim really mean, how did he see the world, how did his ideas related to one another and how did they develop, how did they related to their biographical and historical context, how were they received, what influence did they have and to what criticism were they subjected, what was it like not to make certain distinctions, not to see certain errors, of fact or of logic, not to know what has subsequently become known? On the other hand, one seeks to assess: how valuable and how valid are the ideas, to what fruitful insights and explanations do they lead, how do they stand up to analysis and to the evidence, what is their present value? Yet it seems that it is only by inducing oneself not to see and only by seeing them that one can make a critical assessment. The only solution is to pursue both aims--seeing and not seeing--simultaneously. More particularly, this book has the primary object of achieving that sympathetic understanding without which no adequate critical assessment is possible. It is a study in intellectual history which is also intended as a contribution to sociological theory.

Émile Durkheim

Soziologie - Ethnologie - Philosophie

Author: Tanja Bogusz,Heike Delitz

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593398664

Category: Social Science

Page: 582

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Émile Durkheim zählt zu den Klassikern der Soziologie. Der Band greift erstmals unbekannte Rezeptionslinien Durkheims auf und zeigt ihn so in all seiner Komplexität und Aktualität: als Vorreiter einer transdisziplinären Sozialwissenschaft, als scharfsinnigen Theoretiker, als Denker des Materiellen und des Symbolischen. Neben ihm kommen auch seine Kollegen, Erben und zeitgenössischen Kritiker in den Blick. Dabei wird deutlich, dass Durkheims Werk nicht nur die Soziologie prägte, sondern auch der Ethnologie und der Philosophie grundlegende Impulse gab. Mit Beiträgen von Stéphane Baciocchi, Stefan Beck, Tanja Bogusz, Heike Delitz, Emmanuel Désveaux, Jean-Louis Fabiani, Joachim Fischer, Marcel Fournier, Bruno Karsenti, Frédéric Keck, Wiebke Keim, Steven Lukes, Stephan Moebius, Lothar Peter, Devyani Prabhat, Anne W. Rawls, Thomas Scheffer, Michael Schillmeier, Robert Seyfert, Susan Stedman Jones und Jean Terrier.

Social Theory

Its Origins, History, and Contemporary Relevance

Author: Daniel W. Rossides

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781882289509

Category: Social Science

Page: 389

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Social Theory: Its Origins, History, and Contemporary Relevance analyzes the tradition of social theory in terms of its origins and changes in kind of societies. Rossides provides a full discussion of the sociohistorical environments that generated Western social theory with a focus on the contemporary modern world. While employing a sociology of knowledge approach that identifies theories as aristocratic versus democratic, liberal versus socialist and also liberal feminist versus radical feminist; it attempts to construct a scientific, unified social theory in the West. Additionally, it also features African American theory, American culture studies, political and legal philosophy, and environmental theory.

Politische Theorien im Zeitalter der Ideologien

1789-1945

Author: Klaus von Beyme

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531138756

Category: Political Science

Page: 1001

View: 2587

Mit diesem Buch wird erstmals wieder eine Gesamtschau der politischen Theorie im Zeitalter der Revolutionen und Ideologien (1789 - 1945) vorgelegt, die den ganzen europäischen Horizont in den Blick nimmt. Die Darstellung geht von der Spaltung des politischen Denkens seit der Französischen Revolution aus und verfolgt die Theorieentwicklung innerhalb der großen politischen Grundströmungen des Liberalismus, des Konservativismus und des Sozialismus. Insgesamt werden rund 170 wichtige Theoretiker aus den 6 maßgeblichen europäischen Ländern (Frankreich, Großbritannien, Deutschland, Italien, Spanien und Russland) vorgestellt und in den historischen, politischen, gesellschaftlichen und sozialen Horizont ihrer Zeit eingeordnet. Dabei treten nicht nur die nationalen Traditionen politischen Denkens deutlich hervor, sondern auch "Normalwege" und "Sonderwege" der Theorieentwicklung in den jeweiligen Ländern. Das Buch behandelt die biographischen, sozialen und beruflichen Hintergründe der einzelnen Theoretiker und wagt abschließend eine Gesamtbewertung von politischer Theorie und ihrer Beziehung zu Politik und Geschichte des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts. Ursprünglich aus Vorlesungen entstanden bietet dieser Band einen sehr lesenswerten Einblick in die politische Seele des ideologischen Zeitalters.

Diskurs über Sprache

Festschrift für Edmund Braun zum 65. Geburtstag

Author: Holger Burckhart

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 9783884798935

Category: Language and languages

Page: 283

View: 2097


Fifty Key Thinkers on Religion

Author: Gary Kessler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136662405

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 4959

Fifty Key Thinkers on Religion is an accessible guide to the most important and widely studied theorists on religion of the last 300 years. Arranged chronologically, the book explores the lives, works and ideas of key writers across a truly interdisciplinary range, from sociologists to psychologists. Thinkers covered include: Friedrich Nietzsche James Frazer Sigmund Freud Emile Durkheim Ludwig Wittgenstein Mary Douglas Talal Asad Søren Kierkegaard Providing an indispensable one volume map of our understanding of religion in the west, the book is fully cross-referenced throughout and provides authoritative guides to important primary and secondary texts for students wishing to take their studies further.

Suicide in Nazi Germany

Author: Christian Goeschel

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191567566

Category: History

Page: 264

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The suicides of Hitler, Goebbels, Bormann, Himmler, and later Goering at the end of World War II were only the most prominent in a suicide epidemic that has no historical parallel and that can tell us much about the Third Reich's peculiar self-destructiveness and the depths of Nazi fanaticism. Looking at the suicides of both Nazis and ordinary people in Germany from the end of World War I until the end of World War II, Christian Goeschel shows how suicides among different population groups, including supporters, opponents, and victims of the regime, responded to the social, cultural, economic, and political context of the time. Richly grounded in gripping and previously unpublished source material Suicide in Nazi Germany offers a new perspective on the central social and political crises of the era, from revolution, economic collapse, and the rise of the Nazis, to Germany's total defeat in 1945.

Der lange Sommer der Theorie

Geschichte einer Revolte

Author: Philipp Felsch

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406668542

Category: Political Science

Page: 327

View: 9158

Theorie – von dem Wort ging seit den sechziger Jahren ein magisches Leuchten aus. Theorie war ein Wahrheitsanspruch, ein Glaubensartikel und ein Lebensstil. Doch woher kam die Faszination für die gefährlichen Gedanken? Warum zogen sie Legionen von Lesern in ihren Bann? Philipp Felsch erzählt in seinem grandios geschriebenen Buch von den Utopien, den Experimenten und Leidenschaften einer Generation, die sich in den Dschungel der schwierigen Texte begab. Für drei Jahrzehnte gehörte der Theorieband als Vademekum in jede Manteltasche. Es war die Zeit der apokalyptischen Meisterdenker, der glamourösen Unverständlichkeit und der umstürzenden Lektüreerlebnisse. In einer Welt, die im Kalten Krieg erstarrte, ging nur von großen Ideen Bewegung aus. Je schwieriger die Texte, desto intensiver die Lektüre, je abstrakter die Argumente, desto relevanter für die Wirklichkeit. Heute, wo die intellektuellen Energien von ’68 in schwach glimmende Substanzen zerfallen sind, ist es Zeit zurückzublicken: Was war Theorie? In West-Berlin versorgte der Merve Verlag die Geister mit wildem Denken – von den Kadern der Studentenbewegung über Spontis und Punks bis zu den Avantgarden des Kunstbetriebs. Philipp Felsch schreibt die Geschichte einer intellektuellen Revolte, indem er sich den Büchermachern und ihren Lesern anvertraut. Er folgt ihren verschlungenen Pfaden vom Klassenkampf bis in den White Cube der Galerien, um eine Epoche wiederauferstehen zu lassen, in der das Denken noch geholfen hat.

Law and Society in Classical Athens (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Richard Garner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317800508

Category: History

Page: 172

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Law and Society in Classical Athens, first published in 1987, traces the development of legal thought and its relation to Athenian values. Previously Athens’ courts have been regarded as chaotic, isolated from the rest of society and even bizarre. The importance of rhetoric and the mischief made by Aristophanes have devalued the legal process in the eyes of modern scholars, whilst the analysis of legal codes and practice has seemed dauntingly complex. Professor Garner aims to situate the Athenian legal system within the general context of abstract thought on justice and of the democratic politics of the fifth century. His work is a valuable source of information on all aspects of Athenian law and its relation to culture.

The Politics of the American Dream

Democratic Inclusion in Contemporary American Political Culture

Author: C. Ghosh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137289058

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 4437

The Politics of the American Dream analyzes the role of the 'American Dream' in contemporary American political culture. Utilizing analytic political theory, Ghosh creates a unique picture of Dream Politics, and shows the effect on the landscape of American politics.

Barbarism and Civilization

A History of Europe in Our Time

Author: Bernard Wasserstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198730743

Category: History

Page: 901

View: 1989

Looks at the politics, economy, history, and culture of Europe during the twentieth-century.

Global Solidarity

Author: Lawrence Wilde

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074867456X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 9774

This book explores the development of the goal of human solidarity at a time when the processes of globalisation offer the conditions for the development of a harmonious global community.

War in Social Thought

Hobbes to the Present

Author: Hans Joas,Wolfgang Knöbl

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400844746

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 1455

This book, the first of its kind, provides a sweeping critical history of social theories about war and peace from Hobbes to the present. Distinguished social theorists Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl present both a broad intellectual history and an original argument as they trace the development of thinking about war over more than 350 years--from the premodern era to the period of German idealism and the Scottish and French enlightenments, and then from the birth of sociology in the nineteenth century through the twentieth century. While focusing on social thought, the book draws on many disciplines, including philosophy, anthropology, and political science. Joas and Knöbl demonstrate the profound difficulties most social thinkers--including liberals, socialists, and those intellectuals who could be regarded as the first sociologists--had in coming to terms with the phenomenon of war, the most obvious form of large-scale social violence. With only a few exceptions, these thinkers, who believed deeply in social progress, were unable to account for war because they regarded it as marginal or archaic, and on the verge of disappearing. This overly optimistic picture of the modern world persisted in social theory even in the twentieth century, as most sociologists and social theorists either ignored war and violence in their theoretical work or tried to explain it away. The failure of the social sciences and especially sociology to understand war, Joas and Knöbl argue, must be seen as one of the greatest weaknesses of disciplines that claim to give a convincing diagnosis of our times.

For Durkheim

Essays in Historical and Cultural Sociology

Author: Edward A. Tiryakian

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754671558

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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For Durkheim is a collection of essays written by the author over the past 40 years and follows in the footsteps of previous volumes on For Marx and For Weber. Many of the essays are either difficult to find or were not widely disseminated at the time of publication and now come together in this comprehensive collection.