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Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

This series explores core issues in political philosophy and social theory. Addressing theoretical subjects of both historical and contemporary relevance, the series has broad appeal across the social sciences. Contributions include new studies of major thinkers, key debates and critical concepts.

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1-10 of 92 results in Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought
  1. Max Weber and Michel Foucault

    Parallel Life-Works

    By Arpad Szakolczai

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Max Weber and Michael Foucault are among the most controversial and fascinating thinkers of our century. This book is the first to jointly analyse them in detail, and to make effective links between their lives and work; it coincides with a substantial resurgence of interest in their writings. The...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Politics and Philosophy of Michael Oakeshott

    By Stuart Isaacs

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Michael Oakeshott was a leading Political theorist described by The Telegraph in 1990 as "the greatest political philosopher in the Anglo-Saxon tradition since Mill – or even Burke". There has been sustained interest in his work, and a developing body of literature, over recent years. This book...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Ignorance and Liberty

    By Lorenzo Infantino

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Those with a belief in open society base the demand for liberty on the recognition of human ignorance; we need to be free because we are ignorant and fallible. Free social cooperation permits us to mobilize our knowledge and develop methods of discovery through which we can explore the unknown and...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Tocqueville's Political and Moral Thought

    New Liberalism

    By M.R.R Ossewaarden

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Freedom in Economics

    New Perspectives in Normative Analysis

    Edited by Marc Fleurbaey, Nicolas Gravel, Jean-François Laslier, Alain Trannoy

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This book presents a range of papers by philosophers and economists who consider the definition and value of liberty; freedom in rights and equality of opportunity. Until recently freedom has played no explicit role in the conceptual framework of economists, however freedom seems to be at the heart...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Metaphysics of Technology

    By David Skrbina

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    What is technology? Why does it have such power in our lives? Why does it seemingly progress of its own accord, and without regard to social or environmental well-being? The quest for the essence of technology is an old one, with roots in the pre-Socratic philosophy of ancient Greece. It was then...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Cosmopolitanism and the Legacies of Dissent

    Edited by Tamara Caraus, Camil Alexandru Parvu

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    The core idea shared by all cosmopolitan views is that all human beings belong to a single community and the ultimate units of moral concern are individual human beings, not states or particular forms of human associations. Nevertheless, the attempts to ground a political theory on overarching...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Sociology of Knowledge in a Time of Crisis

    Challenging the Phantom of Liberty

    By Onofrio Romano

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    The speed of social dynamics has overtaken the speed of thought. Adopting a dialectical perspective towards reality, social theory has always detected faults in the dominant social pattern, foreseeing crises and outlining in advance the features of new social models. Thought has always moved...

    Published July 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. What Holism Can Do for Social Theory

    By Barbara Hanson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This book reconsiders the nature of positivist philosophy in social science theory based on classical and medieval thought in what later became "Europe." It argues that social theory is being held back by antagonistic debates over science, positivism, objectivity, and universal law - ...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Environmental Solidarity

    How Religions Can Sustain Sustainability

    By Pablo Martínez de Anguita

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    The past few decades have seen the beginnings of a convergence between religions and ecological movements. The environmental crisis has called the religions of the world to respond by finding their voice within the larger Earth community. At the same time, a certain religiosity has started to...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge