Selected Philosophical Themes, volume I: Cause and Meaning by Ernest Gellner

By Ernest Gellner

This quantity makes a speciality of key conceptual matters within the social sciences, comparable to Winch's notion of a social technological know-how, structuralism, Malinowski and Evans-Pritchard, and the idea that of kinship. specifically it bargains with such difficulties because the dating of nature and tradition, the relevance of thoughts drawn from inside a given society to its realizing, and the relation of concept to time.

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Contemporary Sociological Theory: Expanding the Classical by Ruth A. Wallace, Alison Wolf,

By Ruth A. Wallace, Alison Wolf,

This article examines the ideas and assumptions of the 5 significant sociological theories and the classical roots of the trendy theories. It focuses upon functionalism, clash concept, theories of rational selection, symbolic interactionism and phenomenology. It presents feminist contributions and evaluations on every one significant standpoint and expands the dialogue of Pierre Bourdieu's theoretical contributions. a brand new part on sociology of the physique is usually supplied.

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Greek Horoscopes (Memoirs of the American Philosophical by O. Neugebauer, H. B. Van Hoesen

By O. Neugebauer, H. B. Van Hoesen

What we all know approximately Greek astronomy is ruled by way of Ptolemy s Almagest (written c. one hundred forty A.D.) & heavily similar works like Theon s convenient Tables (end of 4th C.) yet we have now purely little or no details. in regards to the perform of computing the positions of sunlight, moon, & planets in the course of any interval of antiquity. Now, the Greek horoscopes can be found for examine as a gaggle which can be anticipated to mirror the present innovations of Greek astronomy. approximately 60 horoscopes from the 1st five centuries of our period were released because younger (1828) & Champollion-Figeac (1840) within the papyrological literature, which includes 18,000 texts. This vol. comprises all horoscopes from this extensively scattered fabric & a number of unpublished items. Illustrations.

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Cultural Nationalism in Contemporary Japan: A Sociological by Kosaku Yoshino

By Kosaku Yoshino

The talk approximately Japan's 'uniqueness' is valuable to eastern reviews. This e-book goals to light up that discuss from a comparative and theoretical viewpoint. It additionally assessments theories of ethnicity and cultural nationalism by utilizing Japan as a case study.Yoshino examines how rules of nationwide strong point are `produced' and `consumed' in eastern society via a research of intellectuals, lecturers and businessmen. He reveals that rules of eastern area of expertise, the nihonjinron, were embraced extra through these in enterprise than in schooling. He seems on the eastern conception in their personal 'uniqueness' and on the ways that principles of cultural area of expertise are formulated in numerous nationwide and ancient contexts.This tremendous readable booklet combines anthropology and sociology to provide either a old research of the roots of the japanese feel of nationwide id and a dialogue of the ways that that experience is altering.

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Demokratie ohne Grund – kein Grund für Demokratie? Zum by Luzia Sievi

By Luzia Sievi

Der Poststrukturalismus dekonstruiert liberal-demokratische Begriffe und lehnt Letztbegründungen für normative Ordnungen ab. Kritiker werfen ihm daher eine Unvereinbarkeit mit einer demokratischen Haltung vor. Derrida, Butler, Laclau und Mouffe vertreten dennoch eine zukünftige und radikale Demokratie. Wie ist dieser »ethical flip« zu beurteilen? Wie gelangen die Wissenschaftler von einer behaupteten Grundlosigkeit zu Gründen für die Demokratie?
Luzia Sievi liefert eine detaillierte examine sowohl zu den Kritiken an der Demokratie als auch zu den Demokratieentwürfen der genannten Denker – und zeigt, welche Werte und Erkenntnisse bewirken, dass aus scharfen Kritikern starke Verfechter der Demokratie werden.

Luzia Sievi, geb. 1979, ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Sie promovierte in Politischer Theorie an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.

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