The Social Philosophers

The Social Philosophers

Author: Robert A. Nisbet

Publisher: Canadian Scholars Press

ISBN: PSU:000022640345

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

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Categories: Political Science

Currents of Thought in African Sociology and the Global Community

Currents of Thought in African Sociology and the Global Community

Nisbet, Robert (1982) The social philosopher: Community and conflict in Western thought, Washington Square Press, New York, 127 Norman, D.W. (1972) “An ...

Author: Joshua Awosan

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781599429991

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

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Currents of Thought in African Sociology and the Global Community focuses on research findings further enriched in the realm of the emergent, indigenous African sociology within a global context. An authentic guide, it has potential to expose readers to the intricacy of research in its various ramifications. Its uniqueness consists in casting, in an explanatory framework, what each of the subdisciplines of sociology is all about, while simultaneously discussing the theoretical and methodological orientations in which the accompanying research findings are situated. The transition of sociology in Africa, inextricably tied in with global dimension, is its major theme. And discussion questions/exercises and essays at the end of each chapter constitute a stimulating teaching tool. Its theoretical coverage straddles a wide variety of paradigms - from structural-functional theory and conflict theory to symbolic interactionism, ethnomethodology, dramaturgy, exchange theory, etc. The book will be of use in courses in sociology, anthropology, research methods, global human issues, African and African-American studies, Third World societies, and criminal justice. Besides, it constitutes an experiential celebration of deivory-towerism, emphasizing the involvement of the academic citadel with the community.
Categories: Social Science

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATIVE HUMANISM GHANA Vol 10 No 1

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATIVE HUMANISM GHANA Vol 10  No 1

Department of Classics and Philosophy University of Cape Coast, Ghana ... The Social Philosophers, Community and Conflict in Western Thought.

Author: Department of Classics and Philosophy University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244432201

Category:

Page: 168

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The Journal of Integrative Humanism Ghana is a publication of the Faculty of Arts, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. All papers, reports, communications and contributions published in this journal and copyright in the same are the property of Faculty of Arts, University of Cape Coast, Ghana and the University of Calabar, save where otherwise indicated.
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Social Thought in England 1480 1730

Social Thought in England  1480 1730

Quentin Skinner, “Language and Social Change,” revised, in L. Michaels and C. ... The Social Philosophers: Community and Conflict in Western Thought (New ...

Author: A.L. Beier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317352303

Category: History

Page: 462

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Authorities ranging from philosophers to politicians nowadays question the existence of concepts of society, whether in the present or the past. This book argues that social concepts most definitely existed in late medieval and early modern England, laying the foundations for modern models of society. The book analyzes social paradigms and how they changed in the period. A pervasive medieval model was the "body social," which imagined a society of three estates – the clergy, the nobility, and the commonalty – conjoined by interdependent functions, arranged in static hierarchies based upon birth, and rejecting wealth and championing poverty. Another model the book describes as "social humanist," that fundamentally questioned the body social, advancing merit over birth, mobility over stasis, and wealth over poverty. The theory of the body social was vigorously articulated between the 1480s and the 1550s. Parts of the old metaphor actually survived beyond 1550, but alternative models of social humanist thought challenged the body concept in the period, advancing a novel paradigm of merit, mobility, and wealth. The book’s methodology focuses on the intellectual context of a variety of contemporary texts.
Categories: History

Politics and Philosophy in the Thought of Destutt de Tracy

Politics and Philosophy in the Thought of Destutt de Tracy

... doctrine of sympathy in Hume and Adam Smith”, The Philosophical Review, vol. ... The Social Philosophers: Community and Conflict in Western Thought (New ...

Author: Brian W. Head

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000706482

Category: Political Science

Page: 486

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First published in 1987. This study describes and analyses the published writings of the French philosopher Antoine Destutt de Tracy. The author focuses on the three decades from the calling of the Etats-généraux to the early years of the Restoration – the period of Tracy’s entire literary production, and the period of his greatest influence and reputation. This title will be of great interest to students of history, philosophy and politics.
Categories: Political Science

The One and the Many

The One and the Many

Robert Nisbet , The Social Philosophers : Community and Conflict in Western Thought ( New York : Thomas Y. Crowell , 1973 ) , 7 , 149 , 387 , esp .

Author: Martin E. Marty

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674638271

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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E pluribus unum no longer holds. Out of the many have come as many claims and grievances, all at war with the idea of one nation undivided. The damage thus done to our national life, as too few Americans seek a common good, is Martin Marty's concern. His book is an urgent call for repair and a personal testament toward resolution. A world-renowned authority on religion and ethics in America, Marty gives a judicious account (itself a rarity and a relief in our day of uncivil discourse) of how the body politic has been torn between the imperative of one people, one voice, and the separate urgings of distinct identities--racial, ethnic, religious, gendered, ideological, economic. Foreseeing an utter deadlock in public life, with devastating consequences, if this continues, he envisions steps we might take to carry America past the new turbulence. While the grand story of oneness eludes us (and probably always will), Marty reminds us that we do have a rich, ever-growing, and ever more inclusive repertory of myths, symbols, histories, and, most of all, stories on which to draw. He pictures these stories, with their diverse interpretations, as part of a conversation that crosses the boundaries of groups. Where argument polarizes and deafens, conversation is open ended, guided by questions, allowing for inventiveness, fair play, and dignity for all. It serves as a medium in Marty's broader vision, which replaces the restrictive, difficult, and perhaps unattainable ideal of "community" with the looser, more workable idea of "association." An "association of associations" is what Marty contemplates, and for the spirit and will to promote it he looks to eighteenth-century motifs of sentiment and affection, convergences of intellect and emotion that develop from shared experience. And as this book so eloquently reminds us, America, however diverse, is an experience we all share.
Categories: Social Science

African Literature as Political Philosophy

African Literature as Political Philosophy

Nisbet, Robert (1982), The Social Philosophers: Community and Conflict in Western Thought, New York: Washington Square Press. Njoku, David (2000), 'Running' ...

Author: Mary Stella Chika Okolo

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781848136045

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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The politics of development in Africa have always been central concerns of the continent's literature. Yet ideas about the best way to achieve this development, and even what development itself should look like, have been hotly contested. African Literature as Political Philosophy looks in particular at Achebe's Anthills of the Savannah and Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiong'o, but situates these within the broader context of developments in African literature over the past half-century, discussing writers from Ayi Kwei Armah to Wole Soyinka. M.S.C. Okolo provides a thorough analysis of the authors' differing approaches and how these emerge from the literature. She shows the roots of Achebe's reformism and Ngugi's insistence on revolution and how these positions take shape in their work. Okolo argues that these authors have been profoundly affected by the political situation of Africa, but have also helped to create a new African political philosophy.
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Conservatives Against Capitalism

Conservatives Against Capitalism

Besides The Conservative Mind, his other important political works include A ... The Social Philosophers: Community and Conflict in Western Thought (1973), ...

Author: Peter Kolozi

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231544610

Category: History

Page: 256

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Few beliefs seem more fundamental to American conservatism than faith in the free market. Yet throughout American history, many of the major conservative intellectual and political figures have harbored deep misgivings about the unfettered market and its disruption of traditional values, hierarchies, and communities. In Conservatives Against Capitalism, Peter Kolozi traces the history of conservative skepticism about the influence of capitalism on politics, culture, and society. Kolozi discusses conservative critiques of capitalism—from its threat to the Southern way of life to its emasculating effects on American society to the dangers of free trade—considering the positions of a wide-ranging set of individuals, including John Calhoun, Theodore Roosevelt, Russell Kirk, Irving Kristol, and Patrick J. Buchanan. He examines the ways in which conservative thought went from outright opposition to capitalism to more muted critiques, ultimately reconciling itself to the workings and ethos of the market. By analyzing the unaddressed historical and present-day tensions between capitalism and conservative values, Kolozi shows that figures regarded as iconoclasts belong to a coherent tradition, and he creates a vital new understanding of the American conservative pantheon.
Categories: History

Fanon and the Crisis of European Man

Fanon and the Crisis of European Man

An Essay on Philosophy and the Human Sciences Lewis Gordon. Mill, John Stuart. 1843. ... The Social Philosophers: Community and Conflict in Western Thought.

Author: Lewis Gordon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000143362

Category: Philosophy

Page: 152

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As the first book to analyze the work of Fanon as an existential-phenomenological of human sciences and liberation philosopher, Gordon deploys Fanon's work to illuminate how the "bad faith" of European science and civilization have philosophically stymied the project of liberation. Fanon's body of work serves as a critique of European science and society, and shows the ways in which the project of "truth" is compromised by Eurocentric artificially narrowed scope of humanity--a circumstance to which he refers as the crisis of European Man. In his examination of the roots of this crisis, Gordon explores the problems of historical salvation and the dynamics of oppression, the motivation behind contemporary European obstruction of the advancement of a racially just world, the forms of anonymity that pervade racist theorizing and contribute to "seen invisibility," and the reasons behind the impossibility of a nonviolent transition from colonialism and neocolonialism to postcolonialism.
Categories: Philosophy

Pluralist Thought and the State in Britain and France 1900 25

Pluralist Thought and the State in Britain and France  1900 25

Innovation and Dispute in British Political Thought, 1880–1914. ... 1974) The Social Philosophers. Community and Conflict in Western Thought.

Author: Cécile Laborde

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230599604

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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This is the first comparative study of early twentieth-century French and British schools of political pluralism. A wide-ranging survey of the works of thinkers such as JN Figgis, GDH Cole, Harold Laski, Edouard Berth, Maxime Leroy and Léon Duguit, Pluralist Thought and the State in Britain and France, 1900-25 is a major contribution both to the study of national tradition of political thought and to the understanding of relationships between state, groups and individuals in democratic societies.
Categories: Political Science

Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love

Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love

It also offered security, for wealthy women endowed these communities for ... The Social Philosophers: Community and Conflict in Western Thought [New York: ...

Author: R. Howard Bloch

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226059901

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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Until now the advent of Western romantic love has been seen as a liberation from—or antidote to—ten centuries of misogyny. In this major contribution to gender studies, R. Howard Bloch demonstrates how similar the ubiquitous antifeminism of medieval times and the romantic idealization of woman actually are. Through analyses of a broad range of patristic and medieval texts, Bloch explores the Christian construction of gender in which the flesh is feminized, the feminine is aestheticized, and aesthetics are condemned in theological terms. Tracing the underlying theme of virginity from the Church Fathers to the courtly poets, Bloch establishes the continuity between early Christian antifeminism and the idealization of woman that emerged in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. In conclusion he explains the likely social, economic, and legal causes for the seeming inversion of the terms of misogyny into those of an idealizing tradition of love that exists alongside its earlier avatar until the current era. This startling study will be of great value to students of medieval literature as well as to historians of culture and gender.
Categories: Social Science

Reinventing Human Services

Reinventing Human Services

Community- and Family-Centered Practice Benjamin Higgins ... The social philosophers: Community and conflict in western thought (concise edition, updated).

Author: Benjamin Higgins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351493963

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

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Dissatisfaction with a human services system that is unresponsive, stigmatizing, and ineffective has led to a ferment of experimentation in recent years. Reinventing Human Services examines the historical and economic context of current efforts to reinvent human services, showing the urgency and the difficulty of the task. It draws on successful examples in Britain, Canada, and the United States to develop a new paradigm for social work practice, one that integrates individual, family, and community levels of practice and reconceptualizes professional-community relations. The interdisciplinary team of authors includes scholars, researchers, and practitioners from the disciplines of economics, urban planning, communications, criminal justice, psychology, marriage and family therapy, education, and social work.
Categories: Political Science

Reinventing Human Services

Reinventing Human Services

Community- and Family- Centered Practice Kristine Nelson, Paul Adams ... The social philosophers: Community and conflict in western thought (concise edition ...

Author: Kristine Nelson

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 0202368548

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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Dissatisfaction with a human services system that is unresponsive, stigmatizing, and ineffective has led to a ferment of experimentation in recent years. Reinventing Human Services examines the historical and economic context of current efforts to reinvent human services, showing the urgency and the difficulty of the task. It draws on successful examples in Britain, Canada, and the United States to develop a new paradigm for social work practice, one that integrates individual, family, and community levels of practice and reconceptualizes professional-community relations. The interdisciplinary team of authors includes scholars, researchers, and practitioners from the disciplines of economics, urban planning, communications, criminal justice, psychology, marriage and family therapy, education, and social work.
Categories: Social Science

Nietzsche and Sociology

Nietzsche and Sociology

In Philosophy and Truth: Selections from Nietzsche's Notebooks of the Early 1870's, ... The Social Philosophers: Community and Conflict in Western Thought.

Author: Anas Karzai

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793603432

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Anas Karzai’s timely book emphasizes how modern progressive sociological and political thought including the work of Weber, Adorno, and Foucault, is based on an often unacknowledged debt to Nietzsche. Karzai’s book highlights how Nietzsche’s observation of the human condition in modernity is to be read as an affirmative critique.
Categories: Social Science

Community

Community

Krook , Three Traditions of Moral Thought , 94 . 24. Robert Nisbet , The Social Philosophers . Community and Conflict in Western Thought ( New York ...

Author: Frank G. Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725223479

Category: Religion

Page: 245

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Community, like love, is a concept everybody talks about but nobody bothers to define. From the community of scholars to the community of nations, we passionately seek and widely take for granted a quality of interrelatedness that touches a chord deep within each of us whose vibrations we spend little time submitting to critical examination. Frank Kirkpatrick's rigorous and detailed discussion of community places that notion within a discussion that has developed among philosophers over the past 200 years. Beginning with the contractual model of Hobbes and Locke, in which individuals work out rules to control their enforced proximity, he moves on to the more complex, organic model of Marx and Engles, and beyond that, the work of Whitehead, in which individuals now interact with one another as organically related parts of a greater whole. Finally, he devotes most of his attention to a third, highly personal model of community, which owes its most sophisticated recent formulation to John Macmurray. Within that model he sees the greatest possibilities for developing a coherent and comprehensive notion of community that takes seriously both the unique individuality of each person and the possibility for these individuals to commit themselves to loving fellowship with each other.
Categories: Religion

European Political Thought 1600 1700

European Political Thought  1600 1700

Robert Nisbet, The Social Philosophers: Community and Conflict in Western Thought (New York, 1973), p. 132; Leslie Green, The Authority of the State (Oxford ...

Author: W.M. Spellman

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780333984932

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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The European seventeenth century saw the seeming resolution of two great conflicts. Through the nightmares of the Thirty Years War and the British civil wars, the murderous religious hatreds that had dominated the previous period finally burnt themselves out. Extreme Protestants were defeated, expelled, contained or subordinated, and Catholicism successfully re-established itself through much of Europe as the dominant religion. Dr. Spellman studies all the great political theorists of the century (dominated inevitably by Hobbes). This book will be invaluable for anyone studying seventeenth century European history - it allows those studying the thought of the period to understand the historical context, and those studying the military and political events to understand their intellectual underpinning.
Categories: Philosophy

Justice Society and Nature

Justice  Society and Nature

Nisbet R. (1974), The Social Philosophers, Community and Conflict in Western Thought, London: Heinemann. Nozick, R. (1974) Anarchy, State and Utopia, ...

Author: Brendan Gleeson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134760107

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Justice, Society and Nature examines the moral response which the world must make to the ecological crisis if there is to be real change in the global society and economy to favour ecological integrity. From its base in the idea of the self, through principles of political justice, to the justice of global institutions, the authors trace the layered structure of the philosophy of justice as it applies to environmental and ecological issues. Philosophical ideas are treated in a straightforward and easily understandable way with reference to practical examples. Moving straight to the heart of pressing international and national concerns, the authors explore the issues of environment and development, fair treatment of humans and non-humans, and the justice of the social and economic systems which affect the health and safety of the peoples of the world. Current grass-roots concerns such as the environmental justice movement in the USA, and the ethics of the international regulation of development are examined in depth. The authors take debates beyond mere complaint about the injustice of the world economy, and suggest what should now be done to do justice to nature.
Categories: Science

The Military Factor in Social Change Vol 2

The Military Factor in Social Change Vol  2

The Social Philosophers : Community & Conflict in Western Thought . New York 1973 . A. Oldfield . Citizenship and Community : Civic Republicanism and the ...

Author: Henry Barbera

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412837812

Category: Political Science

Page:

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In this book, Henry Barbera interweaves social and political history with military matters in recounting the stories of state building and centralization in ancient Attika, medieval Sicily, and modern Prussia. His mastery of the material together with his eye for detecting similar responses to such intrusive events as wars, great migrations, natural disasters, explorations, foreign ideas, and exceptional persons makes for compelling reading. Tracing the responses to such events in a kinship society, a feudal society, and a Stand (estate) society, the author suggests “natural” foundations for the consolidation of power, the imposition of law, the mobilization of mass sentiment, and the extension of individual rights in the great transition from provincial to political society. The State as Revolution is a fluent account of the rise of political society. Its conceptual framework reveals an encyclopedic grasp of detail without losing sight of the larger picture. It demonstrates that the basic properties and dynamics of political society are bound by neither time, space, nor cultural background. His analysis concludes that equalizing social conditions and human freedom are functions of state centralization and the homogenization of society and that these, in turn, are the adaptive responses to certain intrusive events. Barbera's presentation of data in conjunction with his finding that the same social patterns occur in different societies under similar conditions would make this a fascinating text, even without the theoretical speculations at which he is also adept. Students of history, jurisprudence, mass communication, political science, and sociology will find this book indispensable. Along with volume 1, From Provincial to Political Society, it offers a landmark reconsideration of fundamental theory in political, military, and social history. There are few students who will not learn from it.
Categories: Political Science

Inexhaustibility and Human Being

Inexhaustibility and Human Being

In “ Deconstituting Politics : Robert Nozick and Philosophical ... The Social Philosophers : Community and Conflict in Western Thought ( New York : Crowell ...

Author: Stephen David Ross

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823212270

Category: Philosophy

Page: 330

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At a time when the metaphysical tradition is being called profoundly into question by proponents of pragmatism and continental philosophy, Inexhaustibility and Human Being examines a specific aspect of metaphysics: the nature of being human, acknowledging the force of these critiques and discussing their ramifications. Exploring the possibility of a systematic metaphysics that acknowledges the limits of every thought, the book offers a metaphysics of human being based on locality and inexhaustibility. Its major focus is on a corresponding anthropology in which human being is both local and exhaustive - that is, based on limitation and on the limitation of limitation. Among the book's major topics are: being as locality and inexhaustibility; human being as judgment and perspective; knowing and reason as query; language and meaning as semasis; emotion; sociality; politics; life and death. Clearly written, and wide-ranging in scope, Inexhaustibility and Human Being covers a multitude of subjects - history, love, sexuality, consciousness, suffering, the body, instrumentality, government, and law - in the development of its thesis. The book will appeal not only to philosophers - but also to those involved in studying the various arenas of human activity Professor Ross examines.
Categories: Philosophy