Fin de Siecle Social Theory: Relativism, Reduction & the Problem of Reason

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In four closely interwoven studies, Jeffrey Alexander identifies the central dilemma that provokes contemporary social theory and proposes a new way to resolve it. The dream of reason that marked the previous "fin de siecle" foundered in the face of the cataclysms of the twentieth century, when war, revolution, and totalitarianism came to be seen as themselves products of reason. In response there emerged the profound skepticism about rationality that has so starkly defined the present "fin de siecle." From Wittgenstein ...

Fin de Siecle Social Theory: Relativism, Reduction and the Problem of Reason 1995, Verso, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781859840917

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Fin de Siecle Social Theory: Relativism, Reduction & the Problem of Reason 1995, Verso, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781859849965

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