Monadology and Sociology

Author: Gabriel de Tarde

Publisher: re.press

ISBN: 0980819733

Category: Monadology

Page: N.A

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Sociological Amnesia

Cross-currents in Disciplinary History

Author: Alex Law,Eric Royal Lybeck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317053141

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 3209

The history of sociology overwhelmingly focuses on 'the winners' from the classical 'canon' - Marx, Durkheim, and Weber - to today's most celebrated sociologists. This book strikingly demonstrates that restricting sociology in this way impoverishes it as a form of historically reflexive knowledge and obscures the processes and struggles of sociology's own making as a form of disciplinary knowledge. Sociological Amnesia focuses on singular contributions to sociology that were once considered central to the discipline but are today largely neglected. Chapters explore the work of illustrious predecessors such as Raymond Aron, Erich Fromm and G.D.H. Cole as well as examining exceptional cases of reputational revival as in the case of Norbert Elias or Gabriel Tarde. Through understanding the obstacles of recognition faced by female sociologists like Viola Klein and Olive Schreiner, and public intellectuals like Cornelius Castoriadis, the volume considers the reasons why certain kinds of sociology are hailed as central to the discipline, whilst others are forgotten. In so doing, the collection offers fresh insights into not only the work of individual sociologists, but also into the discipline of sociology itself - its trajectories, forgotten promises, and dead ends.

The Oxford Handbook of Process Philosophy and Organization Studies

Author: Jenny Helin,Tor Hernes,Daniel Hjorth,Robin Holt

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191648094

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 648

View: 771

Process approaches to organization studies focus on flow, activities, and evolution, understanding organizations and organizing as processes in the making. They stand in contrast to positivist approaches that see organizations and phenomena as fixed, static, and measurable. Process approaches draw on a range of ideas and philosophies. The Handbook examines 34 philosophers and social theorists, both those commonly linked to process thinking, such as Whitehead, Bergson and James, and those that are not as often addressed from a process perspective such as Dilthey and Tarde. Each chapter addresses the background and context of this thinker, their work (with a focus on the processual elements), and the potential contribution to organization and management research. For students and scholars in the field of Organization Studies this book is an entry point into the work of philosophical thinkers and social theorists for whom the world is far from being a solid place.

The Social after Gabriel Tarde

Debates and Assessments

Author: Matei Candea

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317312228

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 8528

Gabriel Tarde was a highly influential figure in 19th century French sociology: a prolific and evocative writer whose understanding of the social differed radically from that of his younger opponent Emile Durkheim. Whereas Durkheimian sociology went on to become the core of the social scientific canon throughout much of the 20th century, Tarde’s sociology fell out of the picture, and he was remembered mostly through a few footnotes in which Durkheim dismissed him as an individualist, a psychologist and a metaphysician. The social sciences and humanities are now being swept by a Tardean revival, a rediscovery and reappraisal of the work of this truly unique thinker, for whom ‘every thing is a society and every science a sociology’. Tarde is being brought forward as the misrecognised forerunner of a post-Durkheimian era. Reclaimed from a century of near-oblivion, his sociology has been linked to Foucaultian microphysics of power, to Deleuze's philosophy of difference, and most recently to the spectrum of approaches related to Actor Network Theory. In this connection, Bruno Latour hailed Tarde’s sociology as "an alternative beginning for an alternative social science". This volume asks what such an alternative social science might look like. This second edition has been expanded to include, alongside the original chapters, two key essays by Gabriel Tarde himself - Monadology and Sociology and The Two Elements of Sociology, as well as a significantly revised and extended introduction by the editor.

Environment and Planning

Society & space

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology, Urban

Page: N.A

View: 1769

International interdisciplinary journal discussing the relations between Society and Space. Space is broadly conceived: from landscapes of the body to global geographies; from cyberspace to old growth forests; as metaphorical and material; as theoretical construct and empirical fact. Covers both practical politics and the abstractions of social theory.

THE SOCIOLOGY OF PHILOSOPHIES

Author: Randall COLLINS

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674029774

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1120

View: 947

Randall Collins traces the movement of philosophical thought in ancient Greece, China, Japan, India, the medieval Islamic and Jewish world, medieval Christendom, and modern Europe. What emerges from this history is a social theory of intellectual change, one that avoids both the reduction of ideas to the influences of society at large and the purely contingent local construction of meanings. Instead, Collins focuses on the social locations where sophisticated ideas are formed: the patterns of intellectual networks and their inner divisions and conflicts.

Virginia review of sociology

Author: University of Virginia. Dept. of Sociology

Publisher: Jai Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 191

View: 1158

The Prism of Science

The Israel Colloquium: Studies in History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science

Author: Edna Ullmann-Margalit

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400945663

Category: Science

Page: 250

View: 7095

This is the second volume of Proceedings of the Israel Colloquium for the History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science. At the time that this preface is being written, the fourth annual series of lectures within the framework of the Israel Colloquium is already behind us and the fifth is underway. The Israel Colloquium thus has now not only a future to look forward to but also a past which is a source ,of pride and pleasure for those who take part in this venture. The Israel Colloquium has, I believe, struck roots in the Israeli scientific and intellectual life, while drawing on the ever-increasing readiness of the international scientific and intellectual community for continuous support. As in the first volume, here too the papers presented, taken together, attempt a threefold representation of science and of the scientific activity: the historical, the social, and the systematic. A novel focal point in this volume is the treatment of some case studies illuminating historical, social, and philosophical aspects of medicine. Another center of gravity here is the Eddington Centennial Symposium which was a main event in the Collo quium activity of the 1982-83 series. This is a fitting place for me to report with sorrow the untimely death in the summer of 1984 of Solly G. Cohen, one of Israel's leading scientists, who is among the contributors to this volume.

Sociology at the Turn of the Century

On G. Simmel in Comparison with F. Tönnies, M. Weber and É. Durkheim

Author: Yoshio Atoji

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociologie - Allemagne - Histoire

Page: 165

View: 6907

Sociology and religion

a book of readings

Author: Norman Birnbaum,Gertrud Lenzer

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion and sociology

Page: 452

View: 4082

Georg Simmel and Avant-garde Sociology

The Birth of Modernity, 1880-1920

Author: Ralph Matthew Leck

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

View: 7523

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Mind that Abides

Panpsychism in the New Millennium

Author: David Skrbina

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027252114

Category: Philosophy

Page: 401

View: 2096

Panpsychism is the view that all things, living and nonliving, possess some mind like quality. It stands in sharp contrast to the traditional notion of mind as the property of humans and (perhaps) a few select 'higher animals'. Though surprising at first glance, panpsychism has a long and noble history in both Western and Eastern thought. Overlooked by analytical, materialist philosophy for most of the 20th century, it is now experiencing a renaissance of sorts in several areas of inquiry. A number of recent books – including Skrbina's Panpsychism in the West (2005) and Strawson et al's Consciousness and its Place in Nature (2006) – have established panpsychism as respectable and viable. Mind That Abides builds on these works. It takes panpsychism to be a plausible theory of mind and then moves forward to work out the philosophical, psychological and ethical implications. With 17 contributors from a variety of fields, this book promises to mark a wholesale change in our philosophical outlook. (Series A)

German 20th-century Philosophy

The Frankfurt School

Author: Wolfgang Schirmacher

Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

View: 6547

This work contains writings by members of the Frankfurt School, including: On the Concept of Philosophy by Max Horkheimer; Reflections from Damaged Life and selections from Aesthetic Theory by Theodor W. Adorno; Theses on the Philosophy of History by Walter Benjamin; On Hedonism, Solidarity, and The Catastrophe of Liberation by Herbert Marcuse; and Adorno: The Primal History of Subjectivity, Benjamin: Conciousness-Raising or Raising Technique, and Marcuse: Psychic Thermidor by Jurgen Habermas.

Gläserne Bienen

Author: Ernst Jünger

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608957082

Category:

Page: 141

View: 5732

Formal Sociology

The Sociology of Georg Simmel

Author: Larry Ray

Publisher: Brookfield, Vt. : Edward Elgar Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

View: 8065

This important collection illuminates Georg Simmel's concern with the dilemmas and contradictions of modernity. Part I brings together commentaries on Simmel's sociology in the context of Marx, Weber and Durkheim. In the second part articles examine the ways in which the fragmentary style of formal sociology is unified by an abiding concern to understand the 'fate' of cultural modernity. The underlying thematic structure of Simmel's work, despite its fragmentary appearance, is taken up in section III.

The City Cultures Reader

Author: Malcolm Miles,Tim Hall,Iain Borden

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415302456

Category: Social Science

Page: 508

View: 5285

Cities are both products of culture, and sites where culture is made and received. By presenting the very best of classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities, The City Cultures Reader provides an accessible overview of the diverse material on the interface between cities and culture. The extensively revised and updated second edition of The City Cultures Reader now features fifty generous writings (of which thirty-eight are new) organised into ten parts which explore themes such as: what is a city?; what is culture?; symbolic economies; the culture industry; culture and technologies; everyday lives; contesting identity; boundaries and transgressions; utopias and dystopias; and possible urban futures. Designed to aid student understanding, this new edition now features extensive introductory sections that define both the city and culture. Part introductions outline the major themes, whilst introductions to the individual writings explain their interest and significance to wider debates. Annotated further reading is also provided at the end of each Part.