The New Sociological Imagination
C. Wright Mills' classic The Sociological Imagination has inspired generations of students to study Sociology. However, the book is nearly half a century old. What would a book address, aiming to attract and inform students in the 21st century? This is the task that Steve Fuller sets himself in this major new invitation to study Sociology.
" critically examines the history of the social sciences to discover what the key contributions of Sociology have been and how relevant they remain
" demonstrates how biological and sociological themes have been intertwined from the beginning of both disciplines, from the 19th century to the present day
" covers virtually all of sociology's classic theorists and themes
" provides a glossary of key thinkers and concepts.
This book sets the agenda for imagining Sociology in the 21st century and will attract students and professionals alike.
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The closest ancient Western tradition to the karmic sensibility is atomism and the
associated ethical doctrine of Epicureanism , which espoused the minimization of
suffering in the face of the irreducible contingency of things . A sign of karma ' s ...
1 Worldview Metaphysics The two great scientific - religious world - views
Anthropic Karmic Theology Humans Evolution Culture Ethics Justice Reality is co
- human ( Positivism ) Monotheist Agents Self - realization Resists and
It marks a resurgence of the karmic sensibility that Huxley tried to counteract . The
most sociologically striking feature of the karmic sensibility ' s re - absorption of
the human into the natural is the strengthening of the distinction between the ...
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