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Shils, Edward 1910-1995

Works: 199 works in 868 publications in 3 languages and 23,337 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Translator, Compiler, Editor, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Adapter
Classifications: HM24, 301
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Publications about Edward Shils
Publications by Edward Shils
Publications by Edward Shils, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Edward Shils
Toward a general theory of action by Talcott Parsons( Book )
83 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,961 libraries worldwide
"This new edition introduces the social science audiences of a new century to one of the classic highlights of the mid-twentieth century. This is the most general statement of the general theory of action as it was developed by its principle exponent, Talcott Parsons, and his close collaborators who formed the core of the fabled department of social relations at Harvard University. Toward a General Theory of Action is an extremely ambitious formulation of the ingredients, dimensions, and ranges that determine human behavior. Parsons and Shils enunciate principles that are at the core of contemporary social science preoccupations-including the precarious balance between social integration and conflict. The volume is at once universal in intent and highly personal, an expression of Parsons' thought, one of the most notable sociological theorists of the century. Finally, the book symbolizes the interdisciplinary impulse that typified a widespread belief in the unity of the sciences. This edition includes the collaborative group's introductory statement, Richard Sheldon's essay on the theoretical and philosophical status of the general theory of action, and "Values, Motives and Systems of Action" by Parsons and Shils." -- Back cover
Ideology and utopia; an introduction to the sociology of knowledge by Karl Mannheim( Book )
52 editions published between 1936 and 1999 in English and German and held by 1,495 libraries worldwide
2 copies in Circulation
The calling of education the academic ethic and other essays on higher education by Edward Shils( file )
10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,188 libraries worldwide
Throughout his long and prolific career, Edward Shils brought an extraordinary knowledge of academic institutions to discussions about higher education. The Calling of Education features Shils's most illuminating and incisive writing on this topic from the last twenty-five years of his life. The first essay, "The Academic Ethic," articulates the unique ethical demands of the academic profession and directs special attention to the integration of teaching and research. Other pieces, including Shils's renowned Jefferson lectures, focus on perennial issues in higher learning: the meanin
Tradition by Edward Shils( Book )
28 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,077 libraries worldwide
Man and society in an age of reconstruction; studies in modern social structure by Karl Mannheim( Book )
44 editions published between 1940 and 1997 in English and German and held by 1,051 libraries worldwide
The methodology of the social sciences by Max Weber( Book )
23 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and held by 971 libraries worldwide
Max Weber wrote the essays in this book, as all useful methodological essays, in the closest intimacy with actual research and against a background of constant and intensive meditation on substantive problems in the theory and strategy of the social sciences. They were written in the years between 1903 and 1917, the most productive years of Max Weber's life, when he was working on his studies in the sociology of religion and on the second and third parts of Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Even before Weber achieved fame, he had done important work in economic and legal history and had taught economic theory as the incumbent of one of the most famous chairs in Germany. On the basis of original investigations, he had acquired a specialist's knowledge of the details of German economic and social structure. His always vital concern for the political prosperity of Germany among the nations thrust him deeply into discussion of political ideals and programs. Weber did not come to the methodology of the social sciences as an outsider who seeks to impose standards on practices and problems of which he is ignorant. His methodology still holds interest for us. Some of its shortcomings in the volume, from the contemporary viewpoint, may be attributed to the fact that some of the methodological problems that he treated could not be satisfactorily resolved prior to certain actual developments in research technique. These qualifications aside, the work remains a pioneering work in large scale social research, from one of the field's masters
The torment of secrecy : the background and consequences of American security policies by Edward Shils( Book )
31 editions published between 1956 and 1996 in English and held by 951 libraries worldwide
"Edward Shils's The Torment of Secrecy is one of the few minor classics to emerge from the cold war years of anticommunism and McCarthyism in the United States. Mr. Shils's "torment" is not only that of the individual caught up in loyalty and security procedures; it is also the torment of the accuser and judge. This essay in sociological analysis and political philosophy considers the cold war preoccupation with espionage, sabotage, and subversion at home, assessing the magnitude of such threats and contrasting it to the agitation - by lawmakers, investigators, and administrators - so wildly directed against the "enemy." Mr. Shils, widely regarded as one of the world's most influential social thinkers, has written an examination of a recurring American characteristic that is as timely as ever."--BOOK JACKET
The intellectuals and the powers, and other essays by Edward Shils( Book )
23 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 libraries worldwide
Working papers in the theory of action by Talcott Parsons( Book )
21 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 812 libraries worldwide
Criteria for scientific development: public policy and national goals; a selection of articles from Minerva by Edward Shils( Book )
15 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in English and held by 673 libraries worldwide
Center and periphery : essays in macrosociology by Edward Shils( Book )
13 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 660 libraries worldwide
Life or death: ethics and options ( Book )
9 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 654 libraries worldwide
Culture and its creators : essays in honor of Edward Shils ( Book )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
The order of learning : essays on the contemporary university by Edward Shils( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 616 libraries worldwide
To understand the modern university and the contemporary crisis of higher education we must consider its central issues. The Order of Learning thoughtfully considers the problems facing higher education by focusing on some of the main underlying factors: the relationship of higher education to government, academic freedom, the responsibilities of the academic profession, among others. Edward Shils believes that higher education has a central role in modern society, and that the distractions of the recent past, including undue pressures from government, the fads of some students and faculty, and increasing involvement of the post-secondary education with day-to-day questions, have damaged higher education by deflecting it from its essential commitment to teaching, learning, and research. The Order of Learning will be of great interest to educators and students alike, as well as those interested in the future of higher education in the United States
History, truth, liberty : selected writings of Raymond Aron by Raymond Aron( Book )
6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
The academic ethic by Edward Shils( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 529 libraries worldwide
Political development in the new states by Edward Shils( Book )
31 editions published between 1960 and 1970 in English and Dutch and held by 509 libraries worldwide
The calling of sociology and other essays on the pursuit of learning by Edward Shils( Book )
11 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
The constitution of society by Edward Shils( Book )
7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 465 libraries worldwide
The intellectual between tradition and modernity: the Indian situation by Edward Shils( Book )
9 editions published between 1961 and 1981 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Shils, E.
Shils, E. A.
Shils, Edward.
Shils, Edward A.
Shils, Edward A., 1910-1995
Shils, Edward A. (Edward Albert), 1910-1995
Shils, Edward Albert
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Shils, Edwards
Shils, Edwardt 1910-1995
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English (438)
German (8)
Dutch (1)
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