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Between Literature and Science : The Rise of Sociology - Wolf Lepenies

Between Literature and Science

The Rise of Sociology

By: Wolf Lepenies, R. J. Hollingdale (Translator), Quentin Skinner (Editor), Lorraine Daston (Editor), Dorothy Ross (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th August 1988
ISBN: 9780521338103
Number Of Pages: 400

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The theme of this book is the conflict that arose in the early nineteenth century between the literary and scientific intellectuals of Europe, as they competed for recognition as the chief analysts of the new industrial society in which they lived. Sociology was conceived as the third major discipline, a hybrid of the scientific and literary traditions. The author chronicles the rise of the new discipline by discussing the lives and works of the most prominent thinkers of the time, in England, France, and Germany. The book presents a penetrating study of idealists grappling with reality when industrial society was in its infancy. Published with the support of the Exxon Education Foundation.

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"Lepenies offers us an historical record. He does not evaluate the contributions of literature and sociology, or of literary sociology, to public exegesis. The book is a spectacular record of the internecine strife among exegetes. The author's international erudition is remarkable, control of materials masterly, his method careful and thorough, and his writing dramatic." Samuel Z. Klausner, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences "This is an immensely learned and fascinating essay in intellectual history. Originally published in German in 1985, it has now been made available in a remarkably fluent translation." Fritz Ringer, Journal of Modern History

The transformations of Auguste Comte: science and literature in early positivism
Agathon and others: literature and sociology in France at the turn of the century
Facts and culture of the feelings
The unwritten novel
The utopian novel as a substitute for sociology
Concealed sociology: English literary criticism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Prologue: artisan and poet too
Hostility to science and faith in poetry as a German ideology
A German speciality: poetry and literature in opposition
Disciplines in competition: sociology and history
Remoteness from society and hostility towards sociology in Stefan George's circle
Stefan George, Georg Simmel
Weberian motifs in the work of Thomas Mann
The German spirit in peril
Epilogue: sociology in National Socialist Germany and afterwards
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ISBN: 9780521338103
ISBN-10: 0521338107
Series: Ideas in Context
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 15th August 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.55  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.6

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