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

By Philip Walsh

Hannah Arendt is this present day extensively looked this present day as a political theorist, who sought to rescue politics from society, and political thought from the social sciences. yet this view has had the impression of distracting recognition from lots of Arendt's most crucial insights in regards to 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 modern theoretical sociology. Re-reading Arendt's differences among labour, fabrication and motion as a conception of the elemental ontology of human societies, this ebook 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 important components of analysis inside modern theoretical sociology - together with the which means of energy, the trajectory of recent technology, the increase of consumerism and the matter of reflexivity. This quantity bargains a finished reconstruction of Arendt's concept, uncovering its refutation of, or latent contribution to, key sociological methods. will probably be of curiosity to sociologists, social and political theorists and philosophers of social science.

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