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The Return of Grand Theory in the Human Sciences : Canto - Quentin Skinner

The Return of Grand Theory in the Human Sciences


By: Quentin Skinner (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd April 1991
ISBN: 9780521398336
Number Of Pages: 224

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The past quarter of a century has seen dramatic developments in social and political thought. These essays offer an indispensable introduction to some of the most influential amongst them. Quentin Skinner's Introduction traces broad transformations such as the erosion of empiricist assumptions and the undermining of the positivist ideal of the unification of the sciences by the impact of foreign traditions on English-speaking social science. The essays themselves discuss major figures such as Gadamer, Derrida, Foucault, Habermas, Althusser and Levi-Strauss, giving valuably lucid introductory studies of some difficult but unquestionably major thinkers of our time. Professer Skinner has been awarded the Balzan Prize Life Time Achievement Award for Political Thought, History and Theory. Full details of this award can be found at http://www.balzan.it/News_eng.aspx?ID=2474

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'... lucid and stimulating introduction ... a vivid panorama.' John Dunn, New Society 'All the essays are of a high quality, written by respected authorities. All are analytically sound and critically challenging.' Theory, Culture and Society '... the volume provides an excellent introduction to some of the most important themes in contemporary social and political theory'. Contemporary Sociology

List of contributors
Introduction The Return of Grand Theory
Index of names
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521398336
ISBN-10: 0521398339
Series: Canto
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 22nd April 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.49 x 13.31  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.33

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