Aspects of enlightenment: social theory and the ethics of truth


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This is an introductory account of social theory and the central role of enlightenment within it. Tom Osborne argues that: contemporary social theory can only fail when viewed as a "science of society", and rather than focusing upon the question of society or even "modernity" should focus on the question of human nature. The most immediate and central topic of such a social theory should be the question of enlightenment. However, the book departs from traditional accounts locating the vocation of social theory in the system ...

Aspects of Enlightenment: Social Theory and the Ethics of Truth 1999, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781857288537

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