Pascalian Meditations / Edition 1

Pascalian Meditations / Edition 1

by Pierre Bourdieu et al.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804733325

ISBN-13: 9780804733328

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: Stanford University Press

In this work, Pierre Bourdieu develops a critique of scholastic reason, making explicit the presuppositions entailed by the situation of ekbole of free time, liberated from the exigencies of the world, that makes possible a free and liberated relation to the world." "This critique is made in the name of Pascal because his thought expressed the features of human…  See more details below

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In this work, Pierre Bourdieu develops a critique of scholastic reason, making explicit the presuppositions entailed by the situation of ekbole of free time, liberated from the exigencies of the world, that makes possible a free and liberated relation to the world." "This critique is made in the name of Pascal because his thought expressed the features of human existence which the scholastic outlook ignores - his concern with power, custom, contingency and probability, his rejection of the search for foundations and his call for the kind of symbolic revolution which the social sciences must carry out in order to free themselves from the presuppositions of scholastic thought." "Through this Pascalian critique of scholarly reason, Bourdieu charts a negative philosophy which calls into question our most fundamental assumptions - such as that of a 'subject' which is free and transparent to itself - and which opens the way for a renewal of the social sciences and a reappraisal of the relation between the social sciences and politics." "This work will be essential reading for students of sociology, anthropology and the social sciences and humanities generally.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804733328
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
1
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,012,884
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Critique of Scholastic Reason9
2The Three Forms of Scholastic Fallacy49
3The Historicity of Reason93
4Bodily Knowledge128
5Symbolic Violence and Political Struggles164
6Social Being, Time and the Sense of Existence206
Subject Index246
Name Index253

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