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  1. Theoretical Logic in Sociology

    By Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Series: Theoretical Logic in Sociology

    This four volume work, originally published in the 1980s and out of print for some years, represents a major attempt to redirect the course of contemporary sociological thought. Jeffrey Alexander analyses the most general and fundamental elements of sociological thinking about action and order and...

    Published February 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Positivism, Presupposition and Current Controversies (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

    By Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Series: Theoretical Logic in Sociology

    This volume begins by challenging the bases of the recent scientization of sociology. Then it challenges some of the ambitious claims of recent theoretical debate. The author not only reinterprets the most important classical and modern sociological theories but extracts from the debates the...

    Published February 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Classical Attempt at Theoretical Synthesis (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

    Max Weber

    By Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Series: Theoretical Logic in Sociology

    The limits of one-dimensional theory are strikingly revealed in the schools that the founders of the major sociological traditions established. In this volume Max Weber is presented as the theorist who laid out new starting points and the author considers his work as a response, in part, to the...

    Published February 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Modern Reconstruction of Classical Thought (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

    Talcott Parsons

    By Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Series: Theoretical Logic in Sociology

    In this volume the author maintains that sociology must learn to combine the insights of both Durkheim and Marx and that it can only do so on the presuppositional ground that Weber set forth. Alexander maintains that the idealist and materialist traditions must be transformed into analytic...

    Published February 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Antinomies of Classical Thought: Marx and Durkheim (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

    By Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Series: Theoretical Logic in Sociology

    This volume challenges prevailing understanding of the two great founders of sociological thought. In a detailed and systematic way the author demonstrates how Marx and Durkheim gradually developed the fundamental frameworks for sociological materialism and idealism. While most recent interpreters...

    Published January 28th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The New Social Theory Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Steven Seidman, Jeffrey C. Alexander

    This is the first anthology to thematize the dramatic upward and downward shifts that have created the new social theory, and to present this new and exciting body of work in a thoroughly trans-disciplinary manner. In this revised second edition readers are provided with a much greater range...

    Published April 3rd 2008 by Routledge

  7. The New Social Theory Reader

    Edited by Steven Seidman, Jeffrey C. Alexander

    This comprehensive reader provides students and academics with access to the writers and perspectives that are shaping some of the most exciting social thinking today, with the editors placing key figures in lively debate with each other. The first section sets out some of the main schools of...

    Published June 21st 2001 by Routledge

  8. Rethinking Progress

    Movements, Forces, and Ideas at the End of the Twentieth Century

    By Jeffrey C. Alexander, Piotr Sztompka

    Rethinking Progress provides a challenging reevaluation of one of the crucial ideas of Western civilization; the notion of progress. Progress often seems to have become self-defeating, producing ecological deserts, overpopulated cities, exhausted resources, decaying cultures, and widespread...

    Published August 23rd 1990 by Routledge

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