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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00
Current sociological theories appear to have lost their general persuasiveness in part because, unlike the theories of the ?classical era?, they fail to maintain an integrated stance toward society, and the practical role that sociology plays in society. The authors explore various facets of this failure and possibilities for reconstructing sociological... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95
Normativity is what gives reasons their force, makes words meaningful, and makes rules and laws binding. It is present whenever we use such terms as ‘correct,' ‘ought,' ‘must,' and the language of obligation, responsibility, and logical compulsion. Yet normativists, the philosophers committed to this idea, admit that the idea of a... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
The problem of expertise is an important topic in contemporary science studies and increasingly important in philosophy, political studies, and sociology. Drawing on a global range of case studies, this volume provides an alternative to the developing standard interpretations of the problem of expertise within sociology, broadening the frame of reference... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 26.50
This book presents the first analysis and critique of the idea of practice as it has developed in the various theoretical traditions of the social sciences and the humanities. The concept of a practice, understood broadly as a tacit possession that is 'shared' by and the same for different people, has a fatal difficulty, the author argues. This object... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 89.95
The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences collects newly commissioned essays that examine fundamental issues in the social sciences. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 61.95
The Handbook will address a range of issues that have emerged out of recent social and political theory. It will focus on key themes as opposed to schools of thought or major theorists. Each chapter is an emerging, cutting edge topic that is of interest both to social theory and to political theory. Most topics will have a clear and substantive... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
The problem of the nature of values and the relation between values and rationality is one of the defining issues of twentieth-century thought and Max Weber was one of the defining figures in the debate. In this book, Turner and Factor consider the development of the dispute over Max Weber's contribution to this discourse, by showing how Weber's views... more...
- North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 17.99
Addressing a wide range of conditions, including digestive problems, anxiety, and depression, this handy guide helps readers reclaim basic health by using proven techniques to reconnect with their bodies. The authors show how to tap into the body/spirit's intuitive center and perform simple, quick exercises to heal. Twenty-seven line drawings and 11... more...
- Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 270.00
This volume concerns philosophical issues that arise from the practice of anthropology and sociology. The essays cover a wide range of issues, including traditional questions in the philosophy of social science as well as those specific to these disciplines. Authors attend to the historical development of the current debates and set the stage for future... more...