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Western civilization and its problems : a dialogue between Weber, Elias and Habermas

Author: Kit-Man Li
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2018.
Series: Routledge revivals.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First published in 1999, this volume represents Kit-Man Li’s attempt to wrestle with the complicated issues and ideas drawn from Habermas’ theory of communicative action, Weber’s studies of western civilization and Elias’ insights on sociological theory. Li examines Weber, Habermas and Elias in turn in order to refine our understanding of modern Western civilization.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Max Weber; Norbert Elias; Jürgen Habermas; Norbert Elias; Jürgen Habermas; Max Weber
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kit-Man Li
ISBN: 9780429766688 0429766688 9780429766671 042976667X
OCLC Number: 1079363141
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Dedication; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Weber's Account of Western Civilization I: Capitalism, the State and the Law; 3 Weber's Account of Western Civilization II: Culture and Values; 4 Elias's Account of Western Civilization; 5 Elias and Modern Human Conditions; 6 Habermas's Theory of Communicative Action; 7 Habermas's Conceptual Distinctions and His Critique of Capitalist Modernization; 8 Theory Validation and Evaluation: The Case of Western Civilization; Bibliography
Series Title: Routledge revivals.
Responsibility: Kit-Man Li.

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First published in 1999, this volume represents Kit-Man Li’s attempt to wrestle with the complicated issues and ideas drawn from Habermas’ theory of communicative action, Weber’s studies of western civilization and Elias’ insights on sociological theory. Li examines Weber, Habermas and Elias in turn in order to refine our understanding of modern Western civilization.

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