Back to Marx - Universitätsverlag Göttingen
... piece of philosophical research. Perhaps without any intention, it is as much a
testimonial for the profound scholarly and philosophical exchange between China
and Europe that has been shaping our worlds of thought at both ends of this
bridge of ideas.
The enourmous ploughing of texts, to borrow a p ...
The Trust Paradox
... What is trust? What make us trust each other in the first place? What is the relationship
between trust and social change? And what goes on in the ‘black box’ where empirical
observations are transformed into science? Questions like these have been on my mind for
decades and are what finally led to ...
A Theory of Marketing - Universität St.Gallen
... content analysis of 500 marketing job descriptions, 51 consumer interviews, and a qualitative
study on brand systems.
Findings unveil marketing as a social system that communicates through and about brands to
influence observers’ preferences on behalf of a host system. Preferences are ephemeral orde ...
Trust as a Decision. The Problems and Functions of Trust in
... This work examines Niklas Luhmann’s (1927-1998) concept of trust and its
functions in Luhmannian systems theory. Its most important aim is to show
how the Luhmannian concepts of familiarity, trust and confidence would
function in the context of advanced systems theory. Originally I acquainted
A Critical Analysis of Rousseau`s Narrative of Subjectivity
... nature that emphasises its plasticity and adaptability, accordingly, when individuals are faced
with changes in their circumstances and social lives, there is a concomitant change within their
psychology and behaviour as they adapt to the newly encountered situation. It is this aspect of
KARL POPPER`S CRITICAL RATIONALISM AND THE POLITICS OF
... and massive reward, but also social inequality and potential market failure” (Forrester 2012:
42). Forrester derives support for her position from a letter that Popper wrote in 1956 in
response to Henry Hazlitt, the American journalist who was a defender of classical liberal
economic ideas and a fo ...
McTaggart John Mitchell - MacSphere
... Such questions--which are existential as well as
intellectual questiOnS--are the raison d I etre Of
social theory, and man asked them long before the
rise of sociology. Sociology itself is an effort,
under unprecedented historical conditions to find
novel answers to them .
Chapter 1: The Study of Laughter
... deforming retina raised as gross evidence of the uncertain nature of all its prized research
results. This will not be my purpose.
I turn the mirror on the scientist to have him observe certain features shared with
other apes of his species, those features furthest removed from what he considers the ...
Innovation Without the Word
... The first section of this paper places the study of innovation in perspective, examining
innovation as a factor in social change. The rest of the paper documents Ogburn’s
discussion and treatment of the above three dimensions of innovation: its origins,
diffusion and effects. Some of Ogburn’s ideas ...
Studying Societies and Cultures: Marvin Harris`s Cultural
... symposia, except for those of Robert Carneiro and David Kennedy. These were
invited afterwards and prepared only for this volume.
Inasmuch as Harris’s work had a broad impact on all subfields of anthropology,
we hope this book will be of interest to all anthropologists. Those contemporary
after essentially contested concepts - JYX front page
... whole. For the purposes of the present study the most notable issue revolves around the
question of whether Gallie’s theory commits oneself to radical and undesirable relativism,
and if so, for what reasons. I also discuss the relation of social particulars to the
phenomenon of essential contestabi ...
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