Objectivity and the Silence of Reason

Weber, Habermas, and the Methodological Disputes in German Sociology

Author: George E. McCarthy

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412829908

Category: Philosophy

Page: 341

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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.
Political Science

Weber, Habermas and Transformations of the European State

Constitutional, Social, and Supranational Democracy

Author: John P. McCormick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139463578

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 9246

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.

Enzyklopädie Philosophie und Wissenschaftstheorie

Bd. 5: Log–N

Author: Jürgen Mittelstraß

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476001407

Category: Philosophy

Page: 629

View: 9428

Das gesamte Wissen der Philosophie und Wissenschaftstheorie. Die Sach- und Personenartikel des Nachschlagewerks erfassen nicht nur den klassischen Bestand des philosophischen Wissens, sondern werden auch den neueren Entwicklungen in der Philosophie gerecht. Insbesondere in den Bereichen Logik, Erkenntnis- und Wissenschaftstheorie sowie Sprachphilosophie. Jetzt erscheint der fünfte Band der Neuauflage mit über 70 neuen Artikeln u. a. zu diesen Begriffen: antike Logik, Lüge, Macht, Medizin, Nano und Neurowissenschaften. Mit neuen Personenartikeln, darunter Luhmann, Lyotard, Maturana.
Social Science

Classical Horizons

The Origins of Sociology in Ancient Greece

Author: George E. McCarthy

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791487624

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 4333

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

Dreams in Exile

Rediscovering Science and Ethics in Nineteenth-Century Social Theory

Author: George E. McCarthy

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 143842597X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 386

View: 3704

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

Radical Decision Making: Leading Strategic Change in Complex Organizations

Author: D. Hruška

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137492317

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

View: 9974

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.
Social Science

Max Weber's 'objectivity' Reconsidered

Author: Laurence H. McFalls

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 389

View: 5818

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.
Philosophy, German

The Philosophy of Habermas

Author: Andrew Edgar

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Philosophy, German

Page: 292

View: 3170

This comprehensive introduction to the thought of Jurgen Habermas covers the full range of his ideas from his early work on student politics to his recent work on communicative action, ethics and law. Andrew Edgar examines Habermas' key texts in chronological order, revealing the developments, shifts and turns in Habermas' thinking as he refines his basic insights and incorporates new sources and ideas. Some of the themes discussed include Habermas' early reshaping of Marxist theory and practice, his characterization of critical theory, his conception of universal pragmatics, his theories of communicative action and discourse ethics, and his defence of the project of modernity. Edgar offers much more than a schematic run through of Habermas' big ideas. He deals in detail with Habermas' arguments in order to demonstrate how he weaves together multiple strands of thought, and he usefully situates Habermas' ideas within the contexts of the history of German philosophy, the history of sociology, and within contemporary debates in both continental and analytic philosophy. By engaging with some of Habermas' key critics and contrasting his views with the ideas of contemporaries, Edgar is able to give a clear sense of Habermas' place and importance in contemporary philosophy and social theory.
Literary Criticism

Uncanny Modernity

Cultural Theories, Modern Anxieties

Author: John Jervis,Jo Collins

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230517714

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 9560

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

Weber, Secularization, and Protestantism

Author: Anthony J. Carroll

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781589661639

Category: Philosophy

Page: 303

View: 7177

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.
Academic libraries


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 8207


Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 8250

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.
Critical theory

Freud und Adorno

zur Urgeschichte der Moderne

Author: Christine Kirchhoff,Falko Schmieder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865992123

Category: Critical theory

Page: 181

View: 7318

American literature

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 7958

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.
Social Science


Grundlagen einer Inter-Disziplin

Author: Tasos Zembylas

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322805980

Category: Social Science

Page: 373

View: 7348

Das Buch stellt "Kulturbetriebslehre" als eine Synthese von kultur-, sozial- und wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Einsichten umfassend dar.
Political Science

Die Tyrannei der Werte

Author: Carl Schmitt

Publisher: Duncker & Humblot

ISBN: 3428534573

Category: Political Science

Page: 91

View: 6296

Carl Schmitt war ein Mann des polemischen Traktats, der Streitschrift, des Pamphlets. Zu seiner eigentlichen literarischen Form fand er in dem, was die Franzosen einen brûlot nennen: ein entflammbarer Text, ein Boot mit hochentzündlicher Fracht, dazu bestimmt, das Schiff des Gegners in Brand zu setzen. Ein solcher brûlot ist die Schrift über die »Tyrannei der Werte«. Der Titel enthält bereits die ganze These. Werte können dem Gemeinwesen und seinem Recht keinen festen Grund bieten, sie verschärfen vielmehr dessen Probleme. Gerade wenn man von ihnen erwartet, sie sollen Gemeinsamkeit stiften, wirken sie zerstörerisch. [...] Der jungen Bundesrepublik, in der man sich nach der tiefen Verunsicherung durch Nationalsozialismus und Krieg gern und viel auf Werte berief, liest Carl Schmitt auf diese Weise die Leviten. So scheinbar klar seine zentrale These daherkommt, so rasch drängen sich dem Leser freilich grundsätzliche Fragen auf. Auf welcher Ebene bewegt sich Schmitts Argumentation eigentlich? Geht es um politische Philosophie, um allgemeine Ethik oder um Verfassungsrecht und Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit? Schmitt selbst gibt einen Hinweis, wenn er »Überlegungen eines Juristen zur Wert-Philosophie« ankündigt. [...] Sein Text wählt von vornherein eine schwierige Zwischenlage zwischen Philosophie und Jurisprudenz. Der Autor will Philosophen und Juristen etwas sagen, geht damit freilich auch das Risiko ein, beide zu enttäuschen.Aus dem Nachwort von Christoph Schönberger