By Frédéric Vandenberghe
A Philosophical background of German Sociology provides a scientific reconstruction of serious conception, from the founding fathers of sociology (Marx, Simmel, Weber) through Lukács to the Frankfurt college (Horkheimer, Adorno, Habermas). via a close research of the theories of alienation, rationalisation and reification, it investigates the metatheoretical presuppositions of a serious concept of the current that not just highlights the truth of domination, yet is additionally in a position to spotlight the chances of emancipation.
Although no longer written as a textbook, its transparent and cogent advent to a few of the most theories of sociology make this publication 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 traits of today’s international 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 faculties of sociology learn. the result's an enormous and hard textual content that's crucial analyzing 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 large variety of sociological subject matters were released as books and articles all over the world.
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