Arendt Contra Sociology: Theory, Society and its Science - download pdf or read online

By Philip Walsh

Hannah Arendt is this present day largely looked this day as a political theorist, who sought to rescue politics from society, and political conception from the social sciences. yet this view has had the influence of distracting awareness from lots of Arendt's most vital 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 undergo on a few key topics inside of modern theoretical sociology. Re-reading Arendt's differences among labour, fabrication and motion as a idea of the basic ontology of human societies, this booklet assesses her feedback of the tendency of many sociological paradigms to conflate the job of fabrication with that of motion. It re-examines Arendt's knowing of crucial parts of study inside of modern theoretical sociology - together with the that means of energy, the trajectory of contemporary technology, the increase of consumerism and the matter of reflexivity. This quantity deals a entire reconstruction of Arendt's concept, uncovering its refutation of, or latent contribution to, key sociological techniques. it will likely be of curiosity to sociologists, social and political theorists and philosophers of social science.

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