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EAN-139780275962487   EAN-13 barcode 9780275962487
Product NameHow The Scots Invented The Modern World: The True Story Of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything In It
LanguageEnglish
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionPaperback
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SKU749780275962487
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Length5.2 inches    (convert)
Weight17.28 ounces    (convert)
AuthorArthur Herman
Page Count480
BindingPaperback
Published09/24/2002
FeaturesBroadway Books
Long DescriptionWhat does it mean to be a social being in the ordinary life-world? This clear and compelling introduction to social phenomenology examines the experiential features of the basic things comprising our life-world, namely me, you, abstract others (enemies, communities, and associations), and attributes of the lived-body (emotions, pain, and pleasure). Each of these entities is phenomenologically described, with the aim of reducing reports of personal experiences and other primary documents to the presumed prototypical experience of the thing in question—its ideal essence. Another aim of this study is to sociologically account for how the various entities of the life-world have been accomplished, that is, how the prototypical experiences of the things in question have come to be. By showing the life-world to be our joint project rather than a fixed, unalterable coherency, this volume destabilizes our naive attitude towards the things of the world. Examples are drawn from the author's own research on issues such as violence, religion, health, and race; from classic and contemporary anthropological research; and from the works of some of the most innovative philosophers of the twentieth century. This study actually does phenomenology instead of merely arguing for its necessity and will appeal to both social scientists and philosophers.
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