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Discovering the Social

Kai Erikson

in The Sociologist's Eye: Reflections on Social Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300106671
eISBN:
9780300231779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106671.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter investigates the ways in which European thinkers came to recognize the importance of “the social.” It first considers the cultural temper of the medieval mind in more or less the same ... More


The Indispensable Enlightenment: Molière and Voltaire

Jeffrey Hart

in Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087048
eISBN:
9780300130522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087048.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter looks at the period of the Enlightenment, or the Age of Reason. It studies two great and representative authors: Molière and Voltaire. The middle of the seventeenth century saw ... More


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