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The Resource Aspects Of Enlightenment : Social Theory And The Ethics Of Truth

Aspects Of Enlightenment : Social Theory And The Ethics Of Truth

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Aspects Of Enlightenment : Social Theory And The Ethics Of Truth
Title
Aspects Of Enlightenment
Title remainder
Social Theory And The Ethics Of Truth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is an introductory account of social theory and the central role of enlightenment within it. Tom Osborne argues that: contemporary social theory can only fail when viewed as a "science of society", and rather than focusing upon the question of society or even "modernity" should focus on the question of human nature. The most immediate and central topic of such a social theory should be the question of enlightenment.; However, the book departs from traditional accounts locating the vocation of social theory in the system of values established in the original Enlightenment by the French philosophers and others.; Rather it makes a strong argument for the ethical status of enlightenment, going on to analyze particular "regimes of enlightenment" in modernity, namely those associated with the social ethics of science, expertise, intellect and art
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Osbourne, Thomas
Dewey number
300.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Enlightenment
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Social sciences
Label
Aspects Of Enlightenment : Social Theory And The Ethics Of Truth
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Publication
Copyright
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multicolored
Contents
Book Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction Of enlightenmentality -- 1 Reason, truth and criticism -- 2 Aspects of scientific enlightenment -- 3 Aspects of therapeutic enlightenment -- 4 Aspects of aesthetic enlightenment -- 5 Questioning enlightenment: -- 6 Agents of enlightenment: in praise of intellectuals -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
on1048580695
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203980620
Note
Taylor & Francis
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1048580695
Label
Aspects Of Enlightenment : Social Theory And The Ethics Of Truth
Publication
Copyright
Color
multicolored
Contents
Book Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction Of enlightenmentality -- 1 Reason, truth and criticism -- 2 Aspects of scientific enlightenment -- 3 Aspects of therapeutic enlightenment -- 4 Aspects of aesthetic enlightenment -- 5 Questioning enlightenment: -- 6 Agents of enlightenment: in praise of intellectuals -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
on1048580695
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203980620
Note
Taylor & Francis
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1048580695

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