By Frédéric Vandenberghe
A Philosophical historical past of German Sociology provides a scientific reconstruction of serious conception, from the founding fathers of sociology (Marx, Simmel, Weber) through Lukács to the Frankfurt college (Horkheimer, Adorno, Habermas). via a detailed research of the theories of alienation, rationalisation and reification, it investigates the metatheoretical presuppositions of a severe idea of the current that not just highlights the truth of domination, yet is additionally capable of spotlight the chances of emancipation.
Although no longer written as a textbook, its transparent and cogent creation to a few of the most theories of sociology make this booklet a important source for undergraduates and postgraduates alike. the subsequent in-depth research of theories of alienation and reification provide crucial fabric for any critique of the dehumanizing traits 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 research. the result's an incredible and hard 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 issues were released as books and articles world wide.
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A Philosophical History of German Sociology (Routledge Studies in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)) by Frédéric Vandenberghe