Ideas in Context: The Development of Durkheim's Social Realism Series Number 55 (Hardback)
  • Ideas in Context: The Development of Durkheim's Social Realism Series Number 55 (Hardback)
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Ideas in Context: The Development of Durkheim's Social Realism Series Number 55 (Hardback)

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Hardback 342 Pages / Published: 04/11/1999
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Drawing on the kind of historicist perspective encouraged by Quentin Skinner and Richard Rorty, this book explores the development of Durkheim's social realism. Durkheim argued that social facts should be studied as real, concrete things but Professor Jones argues that his social realism was less a sociological method than a way of speaking and thinking about social phenomena through which Durkheim hoped to secure the allegiance of French citizens to the Third Republic. Professor Jones's book, based on many years' research in this area, takes advantage for the first time of newly discovered lecture notes from Durkheim's philosophy class of 1883-4 and explores the significance of German social science in Durkheim's thought. The Development of Durkheim's Social Realism will be of immense value to graduate students and scholars in sociology, social theory, social and political philosophy and history of ideas.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521650458
Number of pages: 342
Weight: 670 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm


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'... reading pleasure not simply for historians, sociologists, and social theorists ... in addition, for intellectual historians, sociologists of knowledge, and historians and philosophers of science and social science more generally ... attractive for all who are interested in the more general intellectual history of nineteenth-century Europe ... an invaluable resource for understanding the hopes and fears that Durkheim brought to his own work and the conventions of the discipline that he helped to found as an intellectual, moral and political response to the changing world around him.' Journal of Modern History
"This book provides a rich, interesting, and well-documented context for appreciating the importance that Durkeim placed on the moral and political aspects of his theoretical arguments...The research has been carefully done and should be of great interest for scholars with an interest, not only in Durkheim, but the development of sociological theory generally." Ideology and Cultural Production, Anne W. Rawls, Wayne State University
"Jones's thoughtful historical analysis of Durkheim's ideas should provide reading pleasure not simply for historians, sociologists, and social theorists who focus their scholarly attention on Durkheim's work but, in addition, for intellectual historians, sociologists of knowledge, and historians and philosophers of science and social science more generally...Jones's book will remain an invaluable resource for understanding the hopes and fears that Durkheim brought to his own work and the conventions of the discipline that he helped to found as an intellectual, moral, and political response to the changing world around him." Journal of Modern History
"This book...is an important contribution to the better understanding of Emile Durkheim's sociology and social philosophy... His careful analysis of Durkheim's thought in its own intellectual milieu is a very useful contribution everyone interested in the evolution of modern social science and social philosophy will appreciate." James S. Benton, Comparative Studies in Society and History

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