Knowledge and Politics: The Sociology of Knowledge Dispute (Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory, Volume 36)

Knowledge and Politics: The Sociology of Knowledge Dispute (Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory, Volume 36)


Karl Mannheim’s Ideology and Utopia has been a profoundly provocative publication. the talk approximately politics and social wisdom that used to be spawned by means of its unique booklet in 1929 attracted the main promising more youthful students, a few of whom formed the idea of numerous generations. The ebook turned a spotlight for a debate at the methodological and epistemological difficulties confronting German social technological know-how. greater than thirty significant papers have been released in keeping with Mannheim’s textual content. Writers similar to Hannah Arendt, Ernst Robert Curtius, Max Horkheimer, Herbert Marcuse, Helmuth Plessner, Hans Speier and Paul Tillich have been one of the members. Their positions diversified from seeing within the sociology of data a worldly reformulation of the materialist perception of historical past to linking its acceptance to a betrayal of Marxism. The English e-book in 1936 outlined formative concerns for 2 generations of sociological self-reflection. wisdom and Politics offers an creation to the dispute and reproduces the top contributions. It sheds new mild on one of many maximum controversies that experience marked German social technology some time past hundred years.

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