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A Social Theory of the Nation-State: The Political Forms of Modernity Beyond Methodological Nationalism
Introduction Part 1: Understanding the Nation-State 1. The Critique of Methodological Nationalism: A Debate in Two Waves 2. A Claim to Universalism: Breaking the Equation between the Nation-State andExpand
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The theorization of social co-ordinations in differentiated societies: the theory of generalized symbolic media in Parsons, Luhmann and Habermas.
  • Daniel Chernilo
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The British journal of sociology
  • 1 September 2002
The problem of the differentiation of societies is at the core of the sociological imagination about the rise of modernity. In postwar sociology, T. Parsons developed the theory of generalizedExpand
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Debating Humanity: Towards a Philosophical Sociology
Debating Humanity explores sociological and philosophical efforts to delineate key features of humanity that identify us as members of the human species. After challenging the normativeExpand
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Social Theory’s Methodological Nationalism
The equation between the concept of society and the nation-state in modernity is known as methodological nationalism in scholarly debates. In agreement with the thesis that methodological nationalismExpand
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A Quest for Universalism
This article re-assesses classical social theory's relationship with cosmopolitanism. It begins by briefly reconstructing the universalistic thrust that is core to cosmopolitanism and then arguesExpand
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The question of the human in the Anthropocene debate
The Anthropocene debate is one of the most ambitious scientific programmes of the past 15 or 20 years. Its main argument is that, from a geological point of view, humans are considered a major forceExpand
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The critique of methodological nationalism
This article seeks to further our understanding of what methodological nationalism is and to offer some insights towards its overcoming. The critical side of its argument explicates the paradoxicalExpand
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Introduction to the special issue on ‘Social Theory and Natural Law’
Relations between social theory and natural law have not figured prominently in scholarly debates, and the case for their interconnections, which is far from self-evident, needs explicitExpand
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The Natural Law Foundations of Modern Social Theory: A Quest For Universalism
Introduction Part I. On the Relationships between Social Theory and Natural Law: 1. Contemporary social theory and natural law: Jurgen Habermas 2. A natural law critique of modern social theory: KarlExpand
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The idea of philosophical sociology.
  • Daniel Chernilo
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • The British journal of sociology
  • 1 June 2014
This article introduces the idea of philosophical sociology as an enquiry into the relationships between implicit notions of human nature and explicit conceptualizations of social life withinExpand
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