By George E. McCarthy
The classical origins of nineteenth-century social thought are illuminated during this sequel to the award-winning Classical Horizons: The Origins of Sociology in historical Greece. George E. McCarthy stresses the significance of Aristotle and Kant within the construction of a brand new form of social technological know-how within the 19th century that represented a serious response to Enlightenment rationality and sleek liberalism. The seminal social theorists Marx, Durkheim, and Weber built-in Aristotle’s thought of ethical financial system and functional knowledge (phronesis) with Kant’s conception of data and ethical autonomy. The ensuing social theories, uniquely supported through a view of useful technology that wove jointly technology and ethics, proved instrumental to the improvement of recent sociology and anthropology.
“The neatest thing approximately this publication is what McCarthy has to assert in regards to the origins of severe concept, specially in Hume and Kant, and how within which he manages to merge—or ‘synthesize’, as he could say—what Marx, Weber and Durkheim need to say on a couple of very important questions. major discussions of objectivity, justice, the speculation of worth, socialism, human rights, relativism, democracy, industry economics, functionalism and friendship are awarded through McCarthy, who additionally offers us with a couple of very telling asides, anyone of which would offer notion for one more book.” — magazine of Classical Sociology
“…the inspiration of a brand new standpoint at the upward push of sociology as a moral, empirically established self-discipline on the strange cross-roads of Aristotle and Kant, including a attention of its primary authors, is definitely the first advantage and focal point of this e-book. via highlighting the ‘ethical’ measurement of social thought McCarthy therefore monitors the probabilities of drawing upon the classics as assets of critique for the present.” — serious Sociology
“…[a] impressive book.” — CHOICE
“George McCarthy has been exploring paradoxes of this type for 1 / 4 of a century, and this new ebook … deals one of many fullest bills but released on those themes.” — modern Sociology
George E. McCarthy is nationwide Endowment for the arts exceptional instructing Professor of Sociology at Kenyon university. His books contain Classical Horizons: The Origins of Sociology in old Greece, additionally released via SUNY Press; Objectivity and the Silence of cause: Weber, Habermas, and the Methodological Disputes in German Sociology; Romancing Antiquity: German Critique of the Enlightenment from Weber to Habermas; and Dialectics and Decadence: Echoes of Antiquity in Marx and Nietzsche.
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