By Frédéric Vandenberghe
A Philosophical historical past of German Sociology offers a scientific reconstruction of serious conception, from the founding fathers of sociology (Marx, Simmel, Weber) through Lukács to the Frankfurt institution (Horkheimer, Adorno, Habermas). via a detailed research of the theories of alienation, rationalisation and reification, it investigates the metatheoretical presuppositions of a serious idea of the current that not just highlights the truth of domination, yet can also be capable of spotlight the probabilities of emancipation.
Although now not written as a textbook, its transparent and cogent advent to a couple of the most theories of sociology make this publication a worthy source for undergraduates and postgraduates alike. the next in-depth research of theories of alienation and reification supply crucial fabric for any critique of the dehumanizing trends of today’s worldwide world.
Recently translated into English from the unique French for the 1st time, this article showcases Vandenberghe's mastery of the German, French and English faculties of sociology examine. the result's a big and tough textual content that's crucial analyzing for sociology scholars 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 extensive variety of sociological themes were released as books and articles around the globe.
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A Philosophical History of German Sociology (Routledge Studies in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)) by Frédéric Vandenberghe