Home » Sociological Insights of Great Thinkers: Sociology Through Literature, Philosophy, and Science by Christofer R Edling
Sociological Insights of Great Thinkers: Sociology Through Literature, Philosophy, and Science Christofer R Edling

Sociological Insights of Great Thinkers: Sociology Through Literature, Philosophy, and Science

Christofer R Edling

Published November 18th 2010
ISBN : 9780313384707
Hardcover
370 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Sociologists have long recognized that sociological insight can be gleaned from creative thinkers outside their formal discipline. Sociological Insights of Great Thinkers: Sociology through Literature, Philosophy, and Science captures and examinesMoreSociologists have long recognized that sociological insight can be gleaned from creative thinkers outside their formal discipline. Sociological Insights of Great Thinkers: Sociology through Literature, Philosophy, and Science captures and examines those insights in 32 essays that discuss scholars and writers not normally associated with any sociological school of thought.Following a tradition of enriching the sociological toolkit by finding influence in philosophy and literature, the volumes contributors--an international group of renowned scholars--eschew biography to focus solely on sociological interpretations that can be drawn from the work of many of historys preeminent thinkers. Among the books subjects are philosophers such as Aristotle, Plato, Kant, and Cassirer- scientists such as Darwin and Galileo- and authors such as Kafka, Proust, and Shakespeare. The essays not only allow readers to see such thinkers in a new light, but underscore the fact that sociological questions have lain at the very heart of humanity throughout history.