Continental Philosophy of Social Science

Continental Philosophy of Social Science

by Yvonne Sherratt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521670985

ISBN-13: 9780521670982

Pub. Date: 10/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In the English-language literature on the philosophy of social science, says Sherratt (philosophy, U. of Oxford, UK), the continental tradition is largely marginalized and ostracized. Here she offers a broad overview of its development, emphasizing the enduring influence of its canon—stemming back some two thousand years to Ancient Greece and early

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In the English-language literature on the philosophy of social science, says Sherratt (philosophy, U. of Oxford, UK), the continental tradition is largely marginalized and ostracized. Here she offers a broad overview of its development, emphasizing the enduring influence of its canon—stemming back some two thousand years to Ancient Greece and early Christianity—and the humanist goals of its project. She begins with an introduction to the main branches of hermeneutics, describing its earliest uses as a term in Greek texts, looking at Roman innovations, examining biblical hermeneutics through to the Enlightenment, exploring German developments including phenomenology, and concluding with a discussion of Gadamer and his followers. She then turns to the tradition of geneaology, focusing primarily on its articulation by Friedrich Nietzsche and its uses in the works of Michel Foucault. The tradition of critical theory is discussed in chapters exploring the influence of Christian ideas on the critical rationalist tradition begun by Kant and Hegel, critical rationalism's influence on Marx and Marxism, and the philosophy of the early Frankfurt School. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521670982
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. The Tradition of Hermeneutics: 1. Ancient hermeneutics; 2. Biblical hermeneutics; 3. German philosophical hermeneutics: Enlightenment and Romanticism; 4. German philosophical hermeneutics: phenomenology and Existentialism; 5. Continental philosophical hermeneutics post-war; Part II. The Tradition of Genealogy: 1. The history of genealogy: Nietzsche; 2. The theory of genealogy: Foucault; 3. Application of genealogy; Part III. The Tradition of Critical Theory: 1. The history of critical theory; 2. Critical theory I; 3. Critical theory II.

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