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Social theory : a historical introduction

Author: Alex Callinicos
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Providing a historical introduction to social theory, this work traces its connections with central themes in modern philosophy, with the development of political economy and with the impact of evolutionary biology on social thought.
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Genre/Form: History
Historia
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Callinicos
ISBN: 0814715931 9780814715932 081471594X 0745616445 9780745616445 0745616453 9780745616452 9780814715949
OCLC Number: 40980781
Description: viii, 339 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Enlightenment --
2. Hegel --
3. Liberals and Reactionaries --
4. Marx --
5. Life and Power --
6. Durkheim --
7. Weber --
8. The Illusions of Progress --
9. Revolution and Counter-Revolution --
10. The Golden Age --
11. Crack-Up? --
12. In Place of a Conclusion.
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