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  • Explaining the Normativeby Stephen P. Turner

    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...

  • The Social Theory of Practicesby Stephen P. Turner

    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...

  • Understanding the Tacitby Stephen P. Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book outlines a new account of the tacit, meaning tacit knowledge, presuppositions, practices, traditions, and so forth. It includes essays on topics such as underdetermination and mutual understanding, and critical discussions of the major alternative approaches to the tacit, including Bourdieu?s habitus and various practice theories, Oakeshott?s... more...

  • The Politics of Expertiseby Stephen P. Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book collects case studies and theoretical papers on expertise, focusing on four major themes: legitimation, the aggregation of knowledge, the distribution of knowledge and the distribution of power. It focuses on the institutional means by which the distribution of knowledge and the distribution of power are connected, and how the problems of... more...

  • The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciencesby Stephen P. Turner; Paul A. Roth

    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...

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theoryby Gerard Delanty; Stephen P. Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 65.95

    The triangular relationship between the social, the political and the cultural has opened up social and political theory to new challenges. The social can no longer be reduced to the category of society, and the political extends beyond the traditional concerns of the nature of the state and political authority. This Handbook will address a range... more...

  • Max Weber and the Dispute over Reason and Valueby Stephen P. Turner; Regis A. Factor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Unwinding the Bellyby Allison Post; Stephen Cavaliere; Robert P. Md Turner

    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...

  • Sociological Theory in Transitionby Mark L. Wardell; Stephen P. Turner

    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...

  • Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociologyby Dov M. Gabbay; Paul Thagard; John Woods; Stephen P. Turner; Mark W. Risjord

    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...

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