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 Critical Analysis of Rousseau`s Narrative of Subjectivity
... the subject matter of this thesis. The project began upon encountering normative social
theories, both prescriptive and diagnostic, that appeared to rely on particular conceptions of
human nature for their justification. For instance, in the works of Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke and
Rousseau, Hegel, Mar ...
A Theory of Marketing - Universität St.Gallen
... 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 orders
of desires that refer to observers’ budgets of money, time, or attention. A brand is defined as a
form in the mediu ...
KARL POPPER`S CRITICAL RATIONALISM AND THE POLITICS OF
... philosophy promotes both self-determination by individuals and community enhancement of
individual well-being. My argument for a liberal-communitarian philosophy develops out of
Popper’s critical rationalism, exploiting the fact that in Popper’s philosophy, science and
politics are intertwined and e ...
encyclopedia of communication theory
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Trust as a Decision. The Problems and Functions of Trust in
... especially interested in the way these concepts would function in the context of
Luhmann’s advanced systems theory. This is because Luhmann wrote his
principal work on trust, Vertrauen, as early as in 1968. Although Luhmann can be
thought of as a system theorist already during that time, his magnum ...
Leia mais... - Mariza Peirano
... Antonio Candido remembers that despile their differences, lhey both struggled for years
to incorporate into their academic work a dynamic vision which could retlect (heir social
and political preoccupations. But just as their temperaments differed-"I am very skeptical,
and he is very believing"-the
Arapesh Warfare: Reo Fortune`s Veiled Critique of
... temperamental types that Mead began working out in discussions with Fortune and Bateson while among the Tchambuli.
Taking a cue from Benedict’s Patterns of Culture, this theory,
which Mead and Bateson came to refer to as the “squares,”
provided a common set of terms for describing both cultures
Back to Marx - Universitätsverlag Göttingen
... As this book neared completion, I was reading The Archaeology of Knowledge,1
by the postmodern master Michel Foucault. Foucault wrote that he expounded
the concept of “the archaeology of knowledge” in order to try to understand the
mystery of “the stigma of tempered dislocation,” or discontinuity; a ...
DIFFE/ RENCES INEQUA/ LITIES
... increasingly ambivalent potential. They could have extraordinary transformative power, capable
of challenging the past. At the same time however, they run the risk of violent implosion. The
well-established global presence of terrorism reinforces this awareness.
In this difficult environment, we hav ...
VALUING DISTRIBUTIVE EQUALITY by CLAIRE ANITA BREMNER
... principle in question. The ideal of distributive equality as grounds for a principle
provides reasons for accepting the principle independently of its consequences; for
example, even when the distributive outcomes are not fully specified by the principle or
cannot be predicted. Although these two d ...
Political economy in anthropology
Political Economy in anthropology is the application of the theories and methods of Historical Materialism to the traditional concerns of anthropology, including, but not limited to, non-capitalist societies. Political Economy introduced questions of history and colonialism to ahistorical anthropological theories of social structure and culture. Most anthropologists moved away from modes of production analysis typical of structural Marxism, and focused instead on the complex historical relations of class, culture and hegemony in regions undergoing complex colonial and capitalist transitions in the emerging world system.Political Economy was introduced in American anthropology primarily through the support of Julian Steward, a student of Kroeber. Steward’s research interests centered on “subsistence” — the dynamic interaction of man, environment, technology, social structure, and the organization of work. This emphasis on subsistence and production - as opposed to exchange - is what distinguishes the Political Economy approach. Steward's most theoretically productive years were from 1946-1953, while teaching at Columbia University. At this time, Columbia saw an influx of World War II veterans who were attending school thanks to the GI Bill. Steward quickly developed a coterie of students who would go on to develop Political Economy as a distinct approach in anthropology, including Sidney Mintz, Eric Wolf, Eleanor Leacock, Roy Rappaport, Stanley Diamond, Robert Manners, Morton Fried, Robert F. Murphy, and influenced other scholars such as Elman Service, Marvin Harris and June Nash. Many of these students participated in the Puerto Rico Project, a large-scale group research study that focused on modernization in Puerto Rico.Three main areas of interest rapidly developed. The first of these areas was concerned with the ""pre-capitalist"" societies that were subject to evolutionary ""tribal"" stereotypes. Sahlins' work on hunter-gatherers as the ""original affluent society"" did much to dissipate that image. The second area was concerned with the vast majority of the world's population at the time, the peasantry, many of whom were involved in complex revolutionary wars such as in Vietnam. The third area was on colonialism, imperialism, and the creation of the capitalist world-system.More recently, these political economists have more directly addressed issues of industrial (and post-industrial) capitalism around the world.