By Frédéric Vandenberghe
A Philosophical historical past of German Sociology offers a scientific reconstruction of severe idea, from the founding fathers of sociology (Marx, Simmel, Weber) through Lukács to the Frankfurt college (Horkheimer, Adorno, Habermas). via a detailed research of the theories of alienation, rationalisation and reification, it investigates the metatheoretical presuppositions of a severe thought of the current that not just highlights the truth of domination, yet can also be capable of spotlight the chances of emancipation.
Although no longer written as a textbook, its transparent and cogent creation to a couple of the most theories of sociology make this e-book a useful source for undergraduates and postgraduates alike. the subsequent in-depth research of theories of alienation and reification supply crucial fabric for any critique of the dehumanizing developments of today’s worldwide world.
Recently translated into English from the unique French for the 1st time, this article showcases Vandenberghe's mastery of the German, French and English colleges of sociology learn. the result's a big and tough textual content that's crucial examining for sociology scholars of all levels.
Frédéric Vandenberghe is a Sociology professor and researcher at Iuperj (Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His writings on a wide variety of sociological themes were released as books and articles around the globe.
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