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Edward Shils and Michael Polanyi: the terms of engagement

Phil Mullins

in The calling of social thought: Rediscovering the work of Edward Shils

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526120052
eISBN:
9781526144669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526120052.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This essay examines the thirty-year personal and intellectual friendship of Edward Shils and Michael Polanyi. Shils identifies Polanyi as one of his three important mentors; he is aware of and often ... More


Introduction: discovering and rediscovering Shils

Stephen P. Turner

in The calling of social thought: Rediscovering the work of Edward Shils

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526120052
eISBN:
9781526144669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526120052.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Edward Shils was a complex thinker and complex individual, who was both a central figure of his time and a theorist with an unusual perspective. This chapter describes his career and discusses the ... More


The calling of social thought: Rediscovering the work of Edward Shils

Christopher Adair-Toteff and Stephen Turner (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526120052
eISBN:
9781526144669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526120052.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Edward Shils was an important figure in twentieth century social theory, and a true transatlantic thinker who divided his time between the University of Chicago and the U.K. He was friends with many ... More


After Durkheim: The Development of a Cultural Sociology of the Sacred

Gordon Lynch

in The Sacred in the Modern World: A Cultural Sociological Approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199557011
eISBN:
9780191738210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557011.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers further theoretical contributions made by the work of Edward Shils, Robert Bellah, and Jeffrey Alexander. This clarifies a series of key points, notably the historical ... More


The Sacred in the Modern World: A Cultural Sociological Approach

Gordon Lynch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199557011
eISBN:
9780191738210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557011.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The central aim of this book is to provide a theoretical framework for using the concept of the sacred as a tool for social and cultural analysis. It differentiates between ontological theories of ... More


On ideology and totalitarianism

Christopher Adair-Toteff

in Raymond Aron's Philosophy of Political Responsibility: Freedom, Democracy and National Identity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474447089
eISBN:
9781474465298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447089.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter has two parts: one on ideology and the other on totalitarianism. In the first part, it explores Aron’s adaption of the notion of ideology through Karl Mannheim and Edward Shils and ... More


Personal Knowledge Argument, Audiences, and Sociological Engagement

Mary Jo Nye

in Michael Polanyi and His Generation: Origins of the Social Construction of Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226610634
eISBN:
9780226610658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610658.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses Michael Polanyi's incentive for the publication of his Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy of Science, which was an invitation to give a set of Gifford ... More


Tradition and Human Life: Some Sociological Views

Gerald O’Collins, SJ

in Tradition: Understanding Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198830306
eISBN:
9780191868597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830306.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Help towards understanding the human and religious functions of tradition comes from such sociologists as Peter Berger, Anthony Giddens, and Edward Shils. Tradition by Shils continues to illuminate ... More


The Institute of Community Studies, 1953–1958

Lise Butler

in Michael Young, Social Science, and the British Left, 1945-1970

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198862895
eISBN:
9780191895401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862895.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 4 turns to the Institute of Community Studies, the Bethnal Green-based social research organization where Young and his colleague Peter Willmott published probably their best-known work, the ... More


Centers and Peripheries in English Maps of America, 1590–1685

Martin Brückner

in Early American Cartographies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834695
eISBN:
9781469600802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838723_bruckner.7
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes how historians have become interested in the relationship between centers and peripheries in the construction of early modern American empires. As described most notably by ... More


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