Arendt Contra Sociology: Theory, Society and its Science by Philip Walsh

By Philip Walsh

Hannah Arendt is this present day largely seemed at the present time as a political theorist, who sought to rescue politics from society, and political thought from the social sciences. yet this view has had the influence of distracting recognition from lots of Arendt's most crucial insights about the structure of society, and the importance of its 'science', sociology.

Arendt Contra Sociology re-assesses the connection among Arendt's paintings and the theoretical foundations of sociology, bringing her insights to endure on a few key subject matters inside of modern theoretical sociology. Re-reading Arendt's differences among labour, fabrication and motion as a concept of the basic ontology of human societies, this e-book assesses her feedback of the tendency of many sociological paradigms to conflate the task of fabrication with that of motion. It re-examines Arendt's figuring out of important components of study inside modern theoretical sociology - together with the which means of strength, the trajectory of contemporary technological know-how, the increase of consumerism and the matter of reflexivity.

This quantity bargains a complete reconstruction of Arendt's proposal, uncovering its refutation of, or latent contribution to, key sociological methods. it will likely be of curiosity to sociologists, social and political theorists and philosophers of social science.

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