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State of Nature, Stages of Society : Enlightenment Conjectural History and Modern Social Discourse

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"Frank Palmeri sees the conjectural histories of Rousseau, Hume, Herder, and other Enlightenment philosophers as a template for the development of the social sciences in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Without documents or memorials, these thinkers, he argues, employed conjecture to formulate a naturalistic account of society's commercial and secular progression. This approach can be traced in the work of political economists (Malthus, Martineau, Mill, Marx), anthropologists, sociologists (Comte, Spencer), and sociologists of religion (Weber, Durkheim, Freud), and its speculative framework creates a surprising ambivalence toward modernity in these disciplines. In addition, Palmeri shows that conjectural histories by Darwin and Nietzsche opened the way to new disciplines in the late twentieth century"--From publisher's website.
Number of Pages: 370
Genre: Philosophy, Political Science
Sub-Genre: History, Commerce
Series Title: Columbia Studies in Political Thought / Political History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Author: Frank Palmeri
Language: English
Street Date: March 29, 2016
TCIN: 50778378
UPC: 9780231175166
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-9764
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