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Social Theory And Christian Thought Rle Social Theory

Social Theory and Christian Thought  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Werner Stark
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-08-07
ISBN: 131765109X
Size: 74.67 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 258
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Social Theory And Christian Thought Rle Social Theory

by Werner Stark, Social Theory And Christian Thought Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Social Theory And Christian Thought Rle Social Theory books, Almost all the great religious thinkers of the past have developed a social as well as theological doctrine, but their sociology was as a rule merely implicit in their work or at best half formulated so that careful study and analysis is needed to bring it out. This is the task which Dr. Stark has set himself in the present essays. He has searched the writings of St. Augustine, Paschal, Newman and Kierkegaard for the sociological ideas they contain and shows that their social philosophies were varied, profound, fascinating and surprisingly definite. Dr. Stark seeks the theological conceptions present in, and basic to, the teachings of some outstanding secular sociologists, economists and philosophers, such as Adam Smith, Kant, Hegel, Marx, the Darwinians, Bergson Scheler and Meinecke and proves that their systems were built around a religious centre even though they themselves were at times unaware of it.



Henri Saint Simon 1760 1825 Rle Social Theory

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Author: Keith Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2020-07-26
ISBN: 1000155846
Size: 28.15 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 310
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Henri Saint Simon 1760 1825 Rle Social Theory

by Keith Taylor, Henri Saint Simon 1760 1825 Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Henri Saint Simon 1760 1825 Rle Social Theory books, Keith Taylor has undertaken a thorough study of the full range of writings by the brilliant French thinker Henri Saint-Simon (1760–1825), including his unpublished manuscripts, and the result is the first comprehensive and truly representative selection in English from the works of this founding father of social science and socialism, whose ideas exerted a formative influence on such major and diverse intellectual figures as Comte, Proudhon, Marx and Engels, Herzen, Carlyle and Durkheim. When Saint-Simon's writings first appeared, they aroused little more than amusement and curiosity. The ideas they contained – ideas concerning the application of scientific method to the study of man and society, the coming of the new 'scientific-industrial' age in which the State would assume responsibility for promoting social welfare, the prospects for international cooperation and integration in Europe, man's need for a secular religion – were widely dismissed. But the boldness and originality of Saint-Simon's work had a lasting impact on subsequent thinkers and played a major role in the development of European social thought throughout the nineteenth and into the twentieth centuries. Keith Taylor's introductory essay places Saint-Simon's writings in their proper historical context, offers a penetrating reassessment of their significance as a contribution to social theory, and considers the extent of their influence on modern thought. It indicates the inadequacies of many previous interpretations of Saint-Simon's thinking, and highlights, in particular, the tendency of most recent commentators to disregard some crucial features of his political philosophy. This selection is an essential insight into a modern understanding of Saint-Simon from a young English scholar. Nowhere else in English may be found so wide-ranging a selection from Saint-Simon's writings presenting such a balanced view of his thought.



Reason And Freedom In Sociological Thought Rle Social Theory

Reason and Freedom in Sociological Thought  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Frank Hearn
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2020-08-27
ISBN: 1000155838
Size: 78.43 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 228
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Reason And Freedom In Sociological Thought Rle Social Theory

by Frank Hearn, Reason And Freedom In Sociological Thought Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Reason And Freedom In Sociological Thought Rle Social Theory books, How has reason, believed since the Enlightenment to be the ally of freedom in the search for a better, more humanly satisfying world, been reduced to a technical rationality that has actually impoverished the bases of human freedom? What might be the options and obligations for sociologists who wish to restore reason to its proper status? Working within the tradition of C. Wright Mills and Jurgen Habermas, Frank Hearn sets out to answer these questions. He surveys the treatment of the relation between reason and freedom in both the classical tradition (especially the writings of Saint-Simon, Comte, Durkheim, Marx, Weber, and Freud) and an increasingly significant segment of social thought and criticism (and, for example, in the contrasting visions of Daniel Bell and Christopher Lasch.) He then analyses both the concrete social and historical forms of expression taken by what Mills calls 'rationality without reason' and their impact on individual autonomy and the freedoms associated with democratic politics. Finally, he develops Mills's and Habermas's claims that the cultivation of democratic publics and a critical social theory committed to a vibrant public life are indispensable to the protection and revitalization of the values of reason and freedom and of the practices they entail. This book updates and enriches Mills's influential argument by demonstrating its affinity with critical theory, by showing its contributions to a critical understanding of the classical tradition, and by showing its implications for contemporary social, political, and economic developments.



Structuralist Analysis In Contemporary Social Thought Rle Social Theory

Structuralist Analysis in Contemporary Social Thought  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Miriam Glucksmann
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-08-21
ISBN: 1317650700
Size: 68.97 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 210
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Structuralist Analysis In Contemporary Social Thought Rle Social Theory

by Miriam Glucksmann, Structuralist Analysis In Contemporary Social Thought Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Structuralist Analysis In Contemporary Social Thought Rle Social Theory books, The primary concern of this book is to investigate whether or not structuralism constitutes a distinctive framework in the social sciences. The author focuses on two major structuralist thinkers, Louis Althusser and Claude Lévi-Strauss. She analyses and compares the structure of their theory, and places them within the context of their respective disciplines. Dr Glucksmann began working on this book at a time when structuralism was at the height of its popularity in France, and was thought to be a homogenous alternative to bourgeois sociology. The progress of her study implicitly reflects the developments and divergences within structuralist thought that have emerged since then. In particular, she examines the differences between the political and philosophical thought of Althusser and Lévi-Strauss, which have become increasingly manifest.



Knowledge And Social Structure Rle Social Theory

Knowledge and Social Structure  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Peter Hamilton
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-08-13
ISBN: 1317634993
Size: 17.49 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 172
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Knowledge And Social Structure Rle Social Theory

by Peter Hamilton, Knowledge And Social Structure Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Knowledge And Social Structure Rle Social Theory books, The primary concern of this study is to present, elucidate and analyse the developments which have characterized the sociology of knowledge, and which have set for it the outlines of its major problematics. Peter Hamilton examines the most distinctive approaches to the determinate relationship between knowledge and social structure. He considers the three main ‘pre-paradigms’ of the sociology of knowledge based on the work of Marx, Durkheim and Weber, and looks at the contribution of Scheler, Mannheim and phenomenological studies to this complex field. He explores the intellectual context, particularly that of Enlightenment philosophy, in which the problems involved in producing a sociology of knowledge first came to light. In conclusion, the author suggests an inclusive perspective for approaching the difficulties posed in any attempt to describe and explain relations between knowledge and social structure.



The Sociology Of Karl Mannheim Rle Social Theory

The Sociology of Karl Mannheim  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Gunter Werner Remmling
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2020-09-11
ISBN: 1000155773
Size: 21.32 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 270
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The Sociology Of Karl Mannheim Rle Social Theory

by Gunter Werner Remmling, The Sociology Of Karl Mannheim Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Sociology Of Karl Mannheim Rle Social Theory books, Karl Mannheim (1893-1947) occupies a prominent position among the leading social scientists of the twentieth century; his ideas and his books are relevant for many issues engaging the concern of sociologists today. Mannheim’s life spanned three cultural traditions – Hungarian, German and British – and in this authoritative study Professor Remmling covers all these phases in his life and work. Mannheim began as an idealistic philosopher, but soon began to make important contributions to the developing area of sociology of knowledge. After his emigration to England in 1933, Mannheim developed a theory of social planning to combat the socio-political consequences of the crisis of liberalism. During the Second World War his attention shifted to the ethical and religious values of Western humanism and the related role of mass education in democratic social planning. Finally, Mannheim forged the rudiments of a political sociology attacking the abuse of politico-military power and the resulting danger of a third world war, while simultaneously calling for counter-attack under the banner of planning for freedom on behalf of militant, fundamental democracy. In tracing these development in Karl Mannheim’s work, Gunter Remmling provides insights into major theoretical and practical issues of the first half of the twentieth century, problems which remain central to the modern experience. A comprehensive bibliography is provided to introduce the sociology of knowledge and related topics, such as ideology, utopia, intellectuals, Weimar culture, and social planning.



Science And The Sociology Of Knowledge Rle Social Theory

Science and the Sociology of Knowledge  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Michael Mulkay
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-08-07
ISBN: 1317651189
Size: 45.25 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 138
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Science And The Sociology Of Knowledge Rle Social Theory

by Michael Mulkay, Science And The Sociology Of Knowledge Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Science And The Sociology Of Knowledge Rle Social Theory books, How far is scientific knowledge a product of social life? In addressing this question, the major contributors to the sociology of knowledge have agreed that the conclusions of science are dependent on social action only in a very special and limited sense. In Science and the Sociology of Knowledge Michael Mulkay's first aim is to identify the philosophical assumptions which have led to this view of science as special; and to present a systematic critique of the standard philosophical account of science, showing that there are no valid epistemological grounds for excluding scientific knowledge from the scope of sociological analysis. The rest of the book is devoted to developing a preliminary interpretation of the social creation of scientific knowledge. The processes of knowledge-creation are delineated through a close examination of recent case studies of scientific developments. Dr Mulkay argues that knowledge is produced by means of negotiation, the outcome of which depends on the participants' use of social as well as technical resources. The analysis also shows how cultural resources are taken over from the broader social milieu and incorporated into the body of certified knowledge; and how, in the political context of society at large, scientists' technical as well as social claims are conditioned and affected by their social position.



Ideology And Social Order Rle Social Theory

Ideology and Social Order  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Eric Carlton
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-08-13
ISBN: 1317651723
Size: 22.65 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 324
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Ideology And Social Order Rle Social Theory

by Eric Carlton, Ideology And Social Order Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ideology And Social Order Rle Social Theory books, Truly interdisciplinary work between Sociology and History is are, because one discipline usually exploits the concerns or data of the other. Eric Carlton, however, has succeeded in bringing together the distinctive orientations of sociology and ancient history into a clearly written discussion of concerns crucial to both disciplines. Based on a comparative analysis or two pre-industrial civilisations, those of Ancient Egypt and Classical Athens, the study is primarily concerned with three issues. The first is the relationship between belief and action: does belief (intellectualised as ideology) affect or determine social behaviour? Second, the author examines the ways in which belief contributes to stability and ‘good order’ in society, and asks to what extent such factors as social status and social change are related to institutionalised mechanisms of social control. Finally, he indicates possible sociological frameworks or models which are ideological rather than stratificatory, whereby complex pre-industrial systems might be analysed. By analysing the societies of Ancient Egypt and Classical Athens in institutional terms, Eric Carlton examines the potency and pervasiveness of the ideological factor and shows that it is a persistent and determinative feature of this type of society.



The Future Of The Sociological Classics Rle Social Theory

The Future of the Sociological Classics  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Buford Rhea
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2020-07-26
ISBN: 1000155749
Size: 64.64 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 220
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The Future Of The Sociological Classics Rle Social Theory

by Buford Rhea, The Future Of The Sociological Classics Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Future Of The Sociological Classics Rle Social Theory books, In this important volume of specially commissioned essays, nine leading sociologists present their answers to the question, 'What use are the sociological classics today?' They report on the latest scholarship, on neglected features of the various masters, on promising applications and unrecognised implications.



R D Laing His Work And Its Relevance For Sociology Rle Social Theory

R D  Laing  His Work and its Relevance for Sociology  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Martin Howarth-Williams
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-08-07
ISBN: 1317651235
Size: 75.20 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 226
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R D Laing His Work And Its Relevance For Sociology Rle Social Theory

by Martin Howarth-Williams, R D Laing His Work And Its Relevance For Sociology Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download R D Laing His Work And Its Relevance For Sociology Rle Social Theory books, This study, by a sociologist, provides the most rigorous and comprehensive review to appear so far of R. D. Laing's work and theoretical development. Martin Howarth-Williams considers that Laing's insights into such controversial issues as the divided self and the politics of the family are of an importance that transcends their basis in clinical psychiatry and that they have a special significance for sociology. Using the Progressive/Regressive Method of Jean-Paul Sartre, the author illuminates the internal coherence of Laing's aims through the various stages of his work and shows how his ideas are shaped by consistent philosophic presuppositions and influences underlying his work. To give as complete an account as possible of Laing's interests and to relate them to the broad stream of his thought, the author explores Laing's involvement in other non-psychiatric realms – especially politics, religion and eastern mysticism. Material has been secured from a wide variety of recent sources which include interviews, films, TV appearances and the author's own personal recollections of informal talks given by Laing. In the final section of the book Martin Howarth-Williams isolates the concept of 'Intelligibility', which he demonstrates to be the unifying theme central to Laing's theory and shows how this can be used as the basis for a critique of recent developments in sociological theory as well as a starting point towards a genuinely dialectical sociology.