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Professional Ethics and Civic Morals

Professional Ethics and Civic Morals

1st Edition

Emile Durkheim
September 28, 2018

Émile Durkheim is one of the founding fathers of sociology and Professional Ethics and Civic Morals is one of his most neglected yet insightful works. Durkheim's view that the instability of industrial society was connected to the decline of religion and his characterization of the state as...

Main Currents in Sociological Thought: Volume One: Montesquieu, Comte, Marx, De Tocqueville: The Sociologists and the Revolution of 1848

Main Currents in Sociological Thought: Volume One: Montesquieu, Comte, Marx, De Tocqueville: The Sociologists and the Revolution of 1848

1st Edition

Raymond Aron
September 27, 2018

This is the first part of Raymond Aron's landmark two-volume study of the sociological tradition—arguably the definitive work of its kind. More than a work of reconstruction, Aron's study is, at its deepest level, an engagement with the very question of modernity: how did the intellectual currents...

England Under the Tudors

England Under the Tudors

1st Edition

G.R. Elton
September 27, 2018

‘Anyone who writes about the Tudor century puts his head into a number of untamed lions’ mouths.’ G.R. Elton, Preface Geoffrey Elton (1921–1994) was one of the great historians of the Tudor period. England Under the Tudors is his major work and an outstanding history of a crucial and turbulent...

Main Currents in Sociological Thought: Volume 2: Durkheim, Pareto, Weber

Main Currents in Sociological Thought: Volume 2: Durkheim, Pareto, Weber

1st Edition

Raymond Aron
September 26, 2018

This is the second of Raymond Aron's classic two-volume survey of the sociological tradition – arguably the definitive work of its kind. Aron explores the work of three figures who profoundly shaped sociology as it entered the twentieth century: Émile Durkheim, who continued Auguste Comte's quest...

The Bounds of Sense: An Essay on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason

The Bounds of Sense: An Essay on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason

1st Edition

Peter Strawson
September 20, 2018

Peter Strawson (1919–2006) was one of the leading British philosophers of his generation and an influential figure in a golden age for British philosophy between 1950 and 1970. The Bounds of Sense is one of the most influential books ever written about Kant’s philosophy, and is one of the key...

Main Currents in Sociological Thought: 2 Volume Set

Main Currents in Sociological Thought: 2 Volume Set

1st Edition

Raymond Aron
September 19, 2018

Raymond Aron's classic two-volume study of the sociological tradition is arguably the definitive work of its kind. More than a work of reconstruction, Aron's study is, at its deepest level, an engagement with the question of modernity: What constitutes the essence of the modern order that, having...

The Causes of the English Revolution 1529-1642

The Causes of the English Revolution 1529-1642

1st Edition

Lawrence Stone
April 27, 2017

Dividing the nation and causing massive political change, the English Civil War remains one of the most decisive and dramatic conflicts of English history. Lawrence Stone's account of the factors leading up to the deposition of Charles I in 1642 is widely regarded as a classic in the field....

The Singularity of Literature

The Singularity of Literature

1st Edition

Derek Attridge
April 27, 2017

The Iliad and Beowulf provide rich sources of historical information. The novels of Henry Fielding and Henry James may be instructive in the art of moral living. Some go further and argue that Emile Zola and Harriet Beecher Stowe played a part in ameliorating the lives of those existing in harsh...

Stone Age Economics

Stone Age Economics

1st Edition

Marshall Sahlins
April 25, 2017

Since its first publication over forty years ago Marshall Sahlins's Stone Age Economics has established itself as a classic of modern anthropology and arguably one of the founding works of anthropological economics. Ambitiously tackling the nature of economic life and how to study it comparatively,...

Crime Control As Industry: Towards Gulags, Western Style

Crime Control As Industry: Towards Gulags, Western Style

1st Edition

Nils Christie
September 28, 2016

Crime Control As Industry, translated into many languages, is a modern classic of criminology and sociology. Nils Christie, one of the leading criminologists of his era, argues that crime control, rather than crime itself is the real danger for our future. Prison populations, especially in Russia...

Psychological Types

Psychological Types

1st Edition

Carl Jung
September 26, 2016

Psychological Types is one of Jung's most important and famous works. First published in English by Routledge in the early 1920s it appeared after Jung's so-called fallow period, during which he published little, and it is perhaps the first significant book to appear after his own confrontation...

Sanity, Madness and the Family

Sanity, Madness and the Family

1st Edition

R.D Laing, Aaron Esterson
September 22, 2016

In the late 1950s the psychiatrist R.D.Laing and psychoanalyst Aaron Esterson spent five years interviewing eleven families of female patients diagnosed as 'schizophrenic'. Sanity, Madness and the Family is the result of their work. Eleven vivid case studies, often dramatic and disturbing, reveal...

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