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By Edward Shils

ISBN-10: 0765803364

ISBN-13: 9780765803368

ISBN-10: 1138507180

ISBN-13: 9781138507180

Edward Shils was once one of many giants of sociological conception within the interval after international struggle II. during this autobiography, written 3 years sooner than his demise in 1995, Shils displays at the amazing diversity of his life's paintings and actions, together with founding and modifying the magazine "Minerva", being a significant determine within the Congress of Cultural Freedom, serving as a founding member of the editorial board of "The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists", and being a member of the foreign Council at the way forward for the college. Shils acknowledges harmony of outrage runs via his many theoretical writings and actions. Early in his existence, the worry used to be expressed as figuring out the nature of consensus. over the past fifteen years of his lifestyles, he subtle his figuring out of consensus via research of the character of "collective self-consciousness." That drawback used to be the constitution and personality of the ethical order of a society, and, particularly, liberal, democratic society. Accompanying the autobiography are unpublished essays, "Society, Collective Self-Consciousness and Collective Self-Consciousnesses" and "Collective Self-Consciousness and Rational Choice," components of highbrow challenge mentioned within the autobiography. The ebook includes attention-grabbing dialogue of the various humans Shils knew all through his illustrious profession: Robert Park, Louis Wirth, Talcott Parsons, Karl Mannheim, Michael Polanyi, Audrey Richards, Karl Popper, Robert Merton, etc. They signify Shils' ultimate formulations at the personality of society and its ethical order. As such, it's a most crucial contribution either to the heritage of the social sciences within the 20th century and to sociological theory.

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