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Rough Dialectics: Sorokin's Philosophy of Value
     

Rough Dialectics: Sorokin's Philosophy of Value

by Palmer Talbutt Jr.
 

This is an exploration in depth of the social theory of the Russian-born thinker Pitirim A. Sorokin, who played a large role in American thought. Sorokin's contributions to theories of culture, social change, modernity, and dialectics are evaluated in this wide-ranging study. The book emphasizes the place of values in the comparative study of civilizations. This

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This is an exploration in depth of the social theory of the Russian-born thinker Pitirim A. Sorokin, who played a large role in American thought. Sorokin's contributions to theories of culture, social change, modernity, and dialectics are evaluated in this wide-ranging study. The book emphasizes the place of values in the comparative study of civilizations. This volume includes a translationby Lawrence T. Nichols of Sorokin's essay in Russian on Tolstoy as philosopher, as well as a chapter by Nichols on Tolstoy and Sorokin. In this book, Palmer Talbutt, Jr. examines his former teacher, Sorokin, within intellectual, educational, and cultural contexts. The work will be of especial interest to scholars in social philosophy, the philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of culture, and comparative cultural studies.

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”… goes beyond the Russian intellectual scene to situate Sorokin within the broader world of European and American social thought in the twentieth century… spiced with unexpected but apt excursion into areas as different as Hindu philosophy, American politics, and present-day popular culture.” in: Ethics, October 1999

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789042003873
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Series:
Value Inquiry Book Series
Pages:
192

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