Philosophy of the Social Sciences

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The Best Kind of College

Edited by Susan McWilliams & John E. Seery
Subjects: Education

Small college professors from across the United States explain why liberal arts institutions remain the gold standard for higher education.

Mimesis and Reason

Excavates the experiential structure of Habermas’s communicative action.

The Idolatry of the Actual

Reinvigorates Jürgen Habermas’ early critical theory.

Dreams in Exile

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

Postphenomenology and Technoscience

Maps the future of phenomenological thought, accounting for how technology expands our means of experiencing the world.

Articulated Experiences

Analyzes new social movements and their ramifications for social and political theory.

Ecstatic Subjects, Utopia, and Recognition

Interweaves elements of Kristevan and Heideggerian thought in order to reconstruct a linguistically embedded, existentially and affectively rich, dialectical model of willed self-regulation.

Rethinking Knowledge

This is an exploration of modernism and postmodernism in regard to knowledge: methods of inquiry, operations of the mind, the role of values, conceptions of self, and the problematic of reason.

Developments in American Sociological Theory, 1915-1950

This book presents a comprehensive, extended, and systematic analysis of social theory as it developed between the two World Wars, a period during which major transformation occurred. Centering on the ...

Cultural Identity and Social Liberation in Latin American Thought

This book defines the relationship between liberation and cultural identity in the Latin American social reality--from a historically rooted, critical philosophy. Schutte explores the connections between ...

Habermas's Critical Theory of Society

This book provides an understanding of the content and aims of Habermas's critical theory of society — the theory that analyzes the causes of our cultural lack of direction, polical apathy, and the ...

Video Icons & Values

This book focuses on the most powerful agency of value formation in our time — the video image as purveyed through television and mass media. Special attention is given to the impact of television on ...

Social Sensitivity

The author develops a phenomenological theory of the social structure of immediate experience. At the heart of this study is a theory of habitual sensitivity that originates in the writings of Maurice ...

The AIDS Notebooks

This book reflects on the meaning of contemporary life in the light of diverse social reactions to AIDS. Drawing on personal interviews with gay men in Montreal, newspaper reports, government action, ...

The Logic of Marx's Capital

Beginning with "value" and "commodity" at the start of Volume I in Marx's major work, and progressing step-by-step to the end of Volume III, Smith establishes in detail that Capital is a systematic theory ...

The Politics and Morality of Deviance

The Politics and Morality of Deviance develops a theoretical framework and then applies it to four different and specific case studies in an explicit attempt to put the sociology of deviance back into ...