The Sociology of Radical Commitment

The Sociology of Radical Commitment : Kurt H. Wolff's Existential Turn

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This is the first volume to present commentaries on the existential sociology of Kurt H. Wolff_including autobiographical, biographical, exegetic, and creative developmental articulation of his radical thought. The theme of the book connects Wolff to the sociological tradition while at the same time explicates his profound departure from the tradition.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 161 x 237 x 21mm | 467g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739119435
  • 9780739119433
  • 2,280,547

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Biographical Profiles: Testimonies from the Heart Chapter 2 Places and Continents Chapter 3 How I came to Sociology and Who I Am: A Conversation with Kurt H. Wolff Chapter 4 The Intellectuals' Context: Wolff's Diagnosis and Response Chapter 5 Substantive Reason Versus Instrumental Reason: Wolff's Rejection of Modern Scientia Chapter 6 Karl Mannheim in America: The Loyalty of Kurt H. Wolff Chapter 7 Existential Truths as Prerequisites for a Globalizing Discourse Theory Chapter 8 Scope and Limits of Kurt H. Wolff's World of Surrender Chapter 9 It's the Body that Matters Chapter 10 Surrender-and-Catch and Modern Political Power Chapter 11 Presuppositional Surrender-To: Theoretical Explication and a Case Study Chapter 12 Life After Kurt H. Wolff: A Case Study of Surrendering-to-Surrender
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About George Psathas

Gary Backhaus is professor of philosophy at Towson University. George Psathas is emeritus professor of sociology at Boston University.
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