Objectivity and the Silence of Reason

Author: George E. McCarthy
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412829909
Release Date:
Genre: Philosophy

McCarthy focuses on two key figures, Max Weber and J³rgen Habermas, reopening the vibrant and rich intellectual dispute about knowledge and truth in epistemology and concept formation, logic of analysis, and methodology in the social sciences. He uses this debate to explore the forms of objectivity in everyday experience and science, and the relations between science, ethics, and politics.

Dreams in Exile

Author: George E. McCarthy
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438425979
Release Date: 2009-03-09
Genre: Philosophy

Examines the influence of Aristotle and Kant on the nineteenth-century social theory of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber.

Weber Habermas and Transformations of the European State

Author: John P. McCormick
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139463577
Release Date: 2007-04-16
Genre: Political Science

This book critically engages Jürgen Habermas's comprehensive vision of constitutional democracy in the European Union. John P. McCormick draws on the writings of Max Weber (and Habermas's own critique of them) to confront the difficulty of theorizing progressive politics during moments of radical state transformation. Both theorists employ normative and empirical categories, drawn from earlier historical epochs, to analyze contemporary structural transformations: Weber evaluated the emergence of the Sozialstaat with antedated categories derived from nineteenth-century and premodern historical examples; while Habermas understands the EU almost exclusively in terms of the liberal (Rechtsstaat) and welfare state (Sozialstaat) paradigms. Largely forsaking the focus on structural transformation that characterized his early work, Habermas conceptualizes the EU as a territorially expanded nation-state. McCormick demonstrates the deficiencies of such an approach and outlines a more appropriate normative-empirical model, the supranational Sektoralstaat, for evaluating prospects for constitutional and social democracy in the EU.

Classical Horizons

Author: George E. McCarthy
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791487628
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Social Science

Argues that classical social theory has its intellectual and moral roots in classical Greece. Winner CHOICE 2003 Outstanding Academic Title “McCarthy’s ... erudition may very well render this work a contemporary classic in the continuing discussion of a maturing discipline.” — CHOICE

Philosophy of Habermas

Author: Andrew Edgar
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773527829
Release Date: 2005-06-29
Genre: Philosophy

A comprehensive introduction to the thought of Jürgen Habermas.

Radical Decision Making Leading Strategic Change in Complex Organizations

Author: D. Hruška
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137492319
Release Date: 2014-12-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Radical Decision Making offers a controversial new framework to the conventional strategic change management conversation. While many approaches provide a discussion on a singular level, Dr. Hruška blends theory and research of decision making and social interaction to develop a consistent framework of strategic change.

Max Weber s objectivity Reconsidered

Author: Laurence H. McFalls
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123401650
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Social Science

The German sociologist Max Weber is one of the founders of modern social science. This work explores the fragmented reception of Weber's work and the legacies of his methodological writings for contemporary social science, offering their appraisals of Weber's successes and failures in laying the groundwork for an 'objective' social science.

Uncanny Modernity

Author: John Jervis
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230517714
Release Date: 2008-05-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

The uncanny is an experience of disorientation, where the world suddenly seems strange, alienating or threatening. Using film, literature, and perspectives from cultural theory, this book explores the sense in which the uncanny may be a distinctively modern experience, the way these unnerving feelings and unsettling encounters disturb the rational presumptions of the modern world view and the security of modern self-identity, just as the latter may themselves be implicated in the production of these experiences as uncanny.

Protestant Modernity

Author: Anthony J. Carroll
Publisher:
ISBN: 158966163X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Philosophy

Max Weber’s sociological theories of secularization have vastly influenced the study of Protestant belief. Protestant Modernity offers a multifaceted understanding of secularization within the broader context of nineteenth-century liberal Protestantism. Anthony J. Carroll reconstructs Weber’s original writings to highlight Protestant motifs, reviews current secularization theories, and settles debates about contested meanings of secularization in this volume that will be essential reading for students and scholars of theology and the sociology of religion.

Choice

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UCSC:32106016849090
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Academic libraries


Books in Print

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Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015049090825
Release Date: 2001
Genre: American literature

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015078349399
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Sociology

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

A Philosophical History of German Sociology

Author: Frédéric Vandenberghe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134027132
Release Date: 2008-09-25
Genre: Philosophy

A Philosophical History of German Sociology presents a systematic reconstruction of critical theory, from the founding fathers of sociology (Marx, Simmel, Weber) via Lukács to the Frankfurt School (Horkheimer, Adorno, Habermas). Through an in depth analysis of the theories of alienation, rationalisation and reification, it investigates the metatheoretical presuppositions of a critical theory of the present that not only highlights the reality of domination, but is also able to highlight the possibilities of emancipation. Although not written as a textbook, its clear and cogent introduction to some of the main theories of sociology make this book a valuable resource for undergraduates and postgraduates alike. The following in-depth investigation of theories of alienation and reification offer essential material for any critique of the dehumanizing tendencies of today’s global world. Recently translated into English from the original French for the first time, this text showcases Vandenberghe's mastery of the German, French and English schools of sociology study. The result is an important and challenging text that is essential reading for sociology students of all levels. Frédéric Vandenberghe is a Sociology professor and researcher at Iuperj (Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His writings on a broad range of sociological topics have been published as books and articles around the world.