skip to content
War in Social Thought : Hobbes to the Present. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

War in Social Thought : Hobbes to the Present.

Author: Hans Joas; Wolfgang Knöbl
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"This book, the first of its kind, provides a sweeping critical history of social theories about war and peace from Hobbes to the present. Distinguished social theorists Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl present both a broad intellectual history and an original argument as they trace the development of thinking about war over more than 350 years--from the premodern era to the period of German idealism and the Scottish  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Joas; Wolfgang Knöbl
ISBN: 9781400844746 1400844746 9781283683548 1283683547
OCLC Number: 845246835
Awards: Short-listed for "Choice"'s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013 2013
Description: 1 online resource (337 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
War and peace before sociology: social theorizing on violence from Thomas Hobbes to the Napoleonic wars --
The long peace of the nineteenth century and the birth of sociology --
The classical figures of sociology and the great seminal catastrophe of the twentieth century --
Sociology and social theory from the end of the First World War to the 1970s --
After modernization theory: historical sociology and the bellicose constitution of Western modernity --
After the East-West conflict: democratization, state collapse, and empire building.

Abstract:

While focusing on social thought, this book draws on many disciplines, including philosophy, anthropology, and political science. It demonstrates the profound difficulties social thinkers - including  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013 "This excellent book is the best in its field, and it deserves and will surely gain wide readership."--Choice "War in Social Thought issues a Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/845246835> # War in Social Thought : Hobbes to the Present.
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book, schema:MediaObject ;
    bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/845246835#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ;
    library:oclcnum "845246835" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#Place/princeton> ; # Princeton
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nju> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#Topic/war_and_society> ; # War and society
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#Topic/sociology> ; # Sociology
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#Event/1800_1999> ; # 1800-1999
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#Topic/political_science_peace> ; # POLITICAL SCIENCE--Peace
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#Topic/philosophy_general> ; # PHILOSOPHY--General
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/303.66/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#Topic/sociology_history_19th_century> ; # Sociology--History--19th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#Topic/sociology_history_20th_century> ; # Sociology--History--20th century
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#Person/knobl_wolfgang> ; # Wolfgang Knöbl
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#Person/knobl_wolfgang_1963> ; # Wolfgang Knöbl
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#Person/joas_hans> ; # Hans Joas
    schema:datePublished "2012" ;
    schema:description ""This book, the first of its kind, provides a sweeping critical history of social theories about war and peace from Hobbes to the present. Distinguished social theorists Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl present both a broad intellectual history and an original argument as they trace the development of thinking about war over more than 350 years--from the premodern era to the period of German idealism and the Scottish and French enlightenments, and then from the birth of sociology in the nineteenth century through the twentieth century. While focusing on social thought, the book draws on many disciplines, including philosophy, anthropology, and political science. Joas and Knöbl demonstrate the profound difficulties most social thinkers -- including liberals, socialists, and those intellectuals who could be regarded as the first sociologists -- had in coming to terms with the phenomenon of war, the most obvious form of large-scale social violence. With only a few exceptions, these thinkers, who believed deeply in social progress, were unable to account for war because they regarded it as marginal or archaic, and on the verge of disappearing. This overly optimistic picture of the modern world persisted in social theory even in the twentieth century, as most sociologists and social theorists either ignored war and violence in their theoretical work or tried to explain it away. The failure of the social sciences and especially sociology to understand war, Joas and Knöbl argue, must be seen as one of the greatest weaknesses of disciplines that claim to give a convincing diagnosis of our times."--The dust-jacket front flap."@en ;
    schema:description "Introduction -- War and peace before sociology: social theorizing on violence from Thomas Hobbes to the Napoleonic wars -- The long peace of the nineteenth century and the birth of sociology -- The classical figures of sociology and the great seminal catastrophe of the twentieth century -- Sociology and social theory from the end of the First World War to the 1970s -- After modernization theory: historical sociology and the bellicose constitution of Western modernity -- After the East-West conflict: democratization, state collapse, and empire building."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1080641979> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#CreativeWork/> ;
    schema:name "War in Social Thought : Hobbes to the Present."@en ;
    schema:productID "845246835" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/845246835#PublicationEvent/princeton_princeton_university_press_2012> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#Agent/princeton_university_press> ; # Princeton University Press
    schema:url <http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9781400844746> ;
    schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/columbia/detail.action?docID=1042899> ;
    schema:url <http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.cttq95fg> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=478995> ;
    schema:url <https://grinnell.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.cttq95fg> ;
    schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/warw/detail.action?docID=1042899> ;
    schema:url <http://www.dawsonera.com/depp/reader/protected/external/AbstractView/S9781400844746> ;
    schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/10613123> ;
    schema:url <http://public.ebookcentral.proquest.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=1042899> ;
    schema:url <https://muse.jhu.edu/books/9781400844746/> ;
    schema:url <http://www.myilibrary.com?id=399604> ;
    schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=1042899> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781283683548> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781400844746> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/845246835> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#Agent/princeton_university_press> # Princeton University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Princeton University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#Person/joas_hans> # Hans Joas
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Joas" ;
    schema:givenName "Hans" ;
    schema:name "Hans Joas" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#Person/knobl_wolfgang> # Wolfgang Knöbl
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Knöbl" ;
    schema:givenName "Wolfgang" ;
    schema:name "Wolfgang Knöbl" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#Person/knobl_wolfgang_1963> # Wolfgang Knöbl
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1963" ;
    schema:familyName "Knöbl" ;
    schema:givenName "Wolfgang" ;
    schema:name "Wolfgang Knöbl" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#Topic/philosophy_general> # PHILOSOPHY--General
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "PHILOSOPHY--General"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#Topic/political_science_peace> # POLITICAL SCIENCE--Peace
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "POLITICAL SCIENCE--Peace"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#Topic/sociology_history_19th_century> # Sociology--History--19th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sociology--History--19th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#Topic/sociology_history_20th_century> # Sociology--History--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sociology--History--20th century"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1080641979#CreativeWork/>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/845246835> ; # War in Social Thought : Hobbes to the Present.
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781283683548>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1283683547" ;
    schema:isbn "9781283683548" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781400844746>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1400844746" ;
    schema:isbn "9781400844746" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.