This four-volume set presents an unrivalled collection of the key literature in European sociology. The prestigious texts range across the European tradition from enlightenment to contemporary theory. The collection explodes the myth that the European tradition in sociology is a debate with the ghosts of Karl Marx and Max Weber, demonstrating that the tradition is far more deeply rooted and broadly based.
Volume 1 is devoted to the emergence of European sociology. The contribution of classical political economy and the Enlightenment is examined. Commentaries on the work of Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Taine, Rousseau, de Tocqueville, Comte and St. Simon are included. The volume creates a vivid and compelling picture o
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`In presenting this monumental work , Professors Alexander, Boudon and Cherkaoui have done magnificent service not only for sociology but for the intellectual world in general. The Classical Tradition in Sociology stands unmatched as the most intelligent, comprehensive, balanced, and definitive treatment of the history of sociology right up to the present. I am already urging people to read it as an essential ingredient in their ongoing education, and I am confident that I will continue to deliver this message for many years to come′ - Neil J Smelser, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford
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Book Description SAGE Publications Ltd, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 10.00x6.75x5.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0761953248
Book Description SAGE Publications Ltd, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Four-Volume Set. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0761953248