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    This book demonstrates that classical sociology is essential to cutting-edge debates in the contemporary social sciences. It has become fashionable to play down the importance of the classic text in sociology and critique the ideas of Weber, Marx and Durkheim as ideologically outdated. The author mounts a strong challenge to this view, criticising such notions as de-traditionalization, structuration and postmodernism, emphasizing instead the relevance of habit, re-traditionalization, and social …Read more
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    Habermas on Historical Materialism, by Tom Rockmore
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 22 (1): 86-89. 1991.
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    Alternative Modernity: The Technical Turn in Philosophy and Social Theory, by Andrew Feenberg
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 31 (2): 217-218. 2000.
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    On the Logic of the Social Science, by Jürgen Habermas
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 23 (3): 294-296. 1992.
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    Debate, Language and Incommensurability: The Popper—Adorno Controversy
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 11 (1): 3-15. 1980.
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    A Case of Creative Misreading: Habermas's Evaluation of Gadamer's Hermeneutics
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 16 (2): 132-144. 1985.
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    Hermeneutics and the ‘classic’ problem in the human sciences
    History of the Human Sciences 24 (3): 47-63. 2011.
    There has been a long-standing and acrimonious debate in the human sciences over the role played by classic texts. Advocates of the classic insist its value is timeless and rests on the intrinsic superiority of its cognitive insights and aesthetic virtues. Critics, by contrast, argue that the respect accorded the classic is spurious because it conceals the ideological assumptions, tensions and discontinuities of tradition. This article seeks a solution through the account of ‘the classical’ brou…Read more