Social Evolution And Sociological Categories Routledge Revivals

Author: Paul Q. Hirst
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135155720
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Social Evolution And Sociological Categories Routledge Revivals from the Author: Paul Q. Hirst. First published in 1976, this book is concerned with the nature of classification in the social sciences. Its thesis is that classifications are dependent upon and are derived from theoretical explanations. Classification is not a theoretically neutral typification or ordering of social forms. This is because objects classified – societies, social institutions – are not given to knowledge independently of the categories which construct them and because the categories of classification are themselves the products of theories.

Sociology Routledge Revivals

Author: Tom B. Bottomore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136968768
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Sociology Routledge Revivals from the Author: Tom B. Bottomore. First published in 1962, this seminal work is an introduction to sociology in a world context, and a sophisticated guide to the major themes, problems and controversies in contemporary sociology. The book remains unique in its organisation and presentation of sociological ideas and problems, in it s lack of insularity (its wide coverage of diverse types of society and of sociological thought from various cultural traditions), and in its systematic connection of sociology with the broad themes of modern social and political thought.

Politics And Social Insight Routledge Revivals

Author: Francis Castles
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135195609
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Politics And Social Insight Routledge Revivals from the Author: Francis Castles. First published in 1971, this is a clear, straightforward introductory discussion of the importance of sociological knowledge, and particularly sociological theory, for the understanding of political life. The topics covered include sociology and the discipline of politics, the elementary forms of political life, and the relationship between theory, evidence and insight. Francis Castles also looks at functionalism and the analysis of conflict as sociological meta-theories, and at the idea of anomie and the theory of mass society. The book should be of prime interest to students of politics and to students of the social sciences in general.

Sociology And Philosophy Routledge Revivals

Author: Emile Durkheim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135174253
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Sociology And Philosophy Routledge Revivals from the Author: Emile Durkheim. First published in English in 1953, this volume represents a collection of three essays written by seminal sociologist and philsopher Emile Durkheim in which he puts forward the thesis that society is both a dynamic system and the seat of moral life. Each essay stands alone, but their connecting thread is the dialectic demonstration that a phenomenon, be a sociological or psychological one, is relatively independent of its matrix. The essays provide a valuable insight into Durkeheimian thought on sociological and philsophical matters and offer an excellent guide to Durkheim for students of both disciplines.

Sociology As Social Criticism Routledge Revivals

Author: Tom B. Bottomore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136923152
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Sociology As Social Criticism Routledge Revivals from the Author: Tom B. Bottomore. First published in 1975, this collection of essays embodies a conception of sociological thought as a critical analysis of social theories and doctrines, of social institutions and political regimes, of recent social movements. They deal, in particular, with some conservative versions of sociology and with attempts to develop more radical theories; they extend the author's previous writings on classes, elites and politics; and they analyse some of the problems of socialism in the late twentieth century. There is a close unity of theme througout the book in its critical attempt to formulate new intellectual bases for future radical and egalitarian politics. It is written with that quiet wisdom and impressive command of sources which readers have come to associate with Professor Bottomore's work.

The Uncertain Science

Author: Ahmed Gurnah
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415080231
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The Uncertain Science from the Author: Ahmed Gurnah.

Evolution Human Behaviour And Morality

Author: Olli Lagerspetz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131713821X
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Evolution Human Behaviour And Morality from the Author: Olli Lagerspetz. This book highlights the recent re-emergence of Edward Westermarck's work in modern approaches to morality and altruism, examining his importance as one of the founding fathers of anthropology and as a moral relativist, who identified our moral feelings with biologically-evolved retributive emotions. Questioning the extent to which current debates on the relationship between biology and morality are similar to those in which Westermarck himself was involved, the authors ask what can be learnt from his arguments and from the criticism that he encountered. Drawing on Westermarck's manuscripts and papers as well as his published work, the authors show the importance of situating debates, whether modern or classical, in their correct methodological and philosophical context. This volume is a rigorous assessment of the ways in which morality is connected with human biological nature. It plays close attention to the development of debates in this field and will appeal to scholars of sociology, anthropology and philosophy.

The Cultural Study Of Music

Author: Martin Clayton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136754326
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The Cultural Study Of Music from the Author: Martin Clayton. First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.