An Invitation to Classical Sociology

An Invitation to Classical Sociology : Meditations on Some Great Social Thinkers

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Franco Ferrarotti offers a series of profiles on sociology's most important classical social and political thinkers, covering eighteenth and nineteenth-century writers and concluding with the American economist Thorstein Veblen. This is a general introduction to the history of modern social thought as well as a study of each of these thinkers within his social and historical more

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  • Hardback | 184 pages
  • 154.94 x 237.24 x 17.78mm | 349.26g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739105086
  • 9780739105085

About Franco Ferrarotti

Franco Ferrarotti is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Doctoral Program at the University of Rome. He is the editor of La Critica more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Adam Ferguson: The Theory of "Civil Society" Chapter 3 Claude-Henri de Saint-Simon: The Organic Nature of Society and the Possibility of Planning the Social Process Chapter 4 Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: The Dynamics of the Social System Chapter 5 Pierre-Joseph Proudhon: Justice as the Basis of Human Coexistence Chapter 6 Emile Durkheim: The Problem of Lost Solidarity Chapter 7 Max Weber: The Orphan of Bismarck and the Crisis of European Society Chapter 8 Georg Simmel: The Forms of Social Relations and Objectified Spirit Chapter 9 Gabriel Tarde: Society as Mimetic Process Chapter 10 Richard H. Tawney: The Search for the Doctrinal Foundation of "Labor" Socialism Chapter 11 Werner Sombart: Genesis, Characteristics, and Contradictions of Modern Capitalism Chapter 12 Vilfredo Pareto: The Disenchanted World of Conservative Pessimism Chapter 13 Thorstein Veblen: Radical Critic of Business Cultureshow more