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Dreams in exile : rediscovering science and ethics in nineteenth-century social theory

Author: George E McCarthy
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The classical origins of social theory are examined in this sequel to the author's award-winning 'Classical Horizons'. McCarthy stresses the importance of Aristotle and kant in the creation of a new type of social science in the 19th century. This represented a critical reaction to Enlightenment rationality and liberalism.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George E McCarthy
ISBN: 9781438425870 1438425872
OCLC Number: 276340227
Description: ix, 374 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: conversing with traditions : ancients and moderns in nineteenth-century practical science --
Aristotle on the constitution of social justice and classical democracy --
Aristotle and classical social theory : social justice and moral economy in Marx, Weber, and Durkheim --
Kant on the critique of reason and science --
Kant and classical social theory : epistemology, logic, and methods in Marx, Weber, and Durkheim --
Conclusion: dreams of classical reason : historical science between existentialism and antiquity.
Responsibility: George E. McCarthy.
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The classical origins of social theory are examined in this sequel to the author's award-winning 'Classical Horizons'. McCarthy stresses the importance of Aristotle and kant in the creation of a new type of social science in the 19th century. This represented a critical reaction to Enlightenment rationality and liberalism.

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