Rethinking Durkheim and His Tradition
By (author) Warren Schmaus
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Rethinking Durkheim and His Tradition by Warren Schmaus
Book DescriptionThis book offers a reassessment of the work of Emile Durkheim in the context of a French philosophical tradition that had seriously misinterpreted Kant by interpreting his theory of the categories as psychological faculties. Durkheim's sociological theory of the categories, as revealed by Warren Schmaus, is an attempt to provide an alternative way of understanding Kant. For Durkheim the categories are necessary conditions for human society. The concepts of causality, space and time underpin the moral rules and obligations that make society possible. A particularly interesting feature of this book is its transcendence of the distinction between intellectual and social history by placing Durkheim's work in the context of the French educational establishment of the Third Republic. It does this by subjecting student notes and philosophy textbooks to the same sort of critical analysis typically applied only to the classics of philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521037952
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Warren Schmaus
Rethinking Durkheim and his Tradition, Hardback (June 2004)
Durkheim's sociological theory of the categories is an attempt to provide another way of understanding Kant.
Durkheim's Philosophy of Science and the Sociology of Knowledge, Paperback (June 1994)» View all books by Warren Schmaus
This text demonstrates the link between philosophy of science and scientific practice. Durkheim's sociology is examined as more than a collection of general observations about society, since the constructed theory of the meanings and causes of social life is incorporated.
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Author Biography - Warren Schmaus
Warren Schmaus is Professor of Philosophy at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
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