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

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


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739119440
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 02/01/2007
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.85(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

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

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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