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Between Literature and Science: The Rise of Sociology (Ideas in Context)

Lepenies, Wolf

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ISBN 10: 0521328527 / ISBN 13: 9780521328524
Published by Cambridge University Press, U.S.A., 1988
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Between Literature and Science: The Rise of ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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The theme of this book is the conflict that arose in the early nineteenth century between the literary and scientific intellectuals of Europe, as they competed for recognition as the chief analysts of the new industrial society in which they lived. Sociology was conceived as the third major discipline, a hybrid of the scientific and literary traditions. The author chronicles the rise of the new discipline by discussing the lives and works of the most prominent thinkers of the time, in England, France, and Germany. The book presents a penetrating study of idealists grappling with reality when industrial society was in its infancy. Published with the support of the Exxon Education Foundation.

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The rise of sociology from the controversy between Literature and Science in the early nineteenth century Europe is documented through an account of the lives and works of prominent thinkers in England, France and Germany.

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