David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Critical Horizons 7 (1):179-206 (2006)
In this essay, Durkheim's work is approached from a double vantage point. One vantage point looks at Durkheim's work with a post-classical attitude that intersects the ontological recasting of the social in the work of Castoriadis. It is in the context of social opening that I will concentrate on Durkheim's work as it presents a model of reflexivity that concentrates on the historical development of the modern period. Durkheim's model of reflexivity also opens onto the other vantage point of political modernity, which is viewed as a particular constellation of the circulation of power, especially in nation-states, open forms of reflexivity, and democracy, in contrast to another political modernity that revolves around closed socially reflexive forms of totalitarianism and terrorism. Durkheim's work can be a fruitful point of departure for an analysis of political modernity because his theorisation occurs in a way that opens onto the historical development of its mode of reflexivity.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Chad Alan Goldberg & Emile Durkheim (2008). Introduction to Emile Durkheim's "Anti-Semitism and Social Crisis". Sociological Theory 26 (4):299 - 323.
Natalie Doyle (2006). The Sacred, Social Creativity and the State. Critical Horizons 7 (1):207-238.
Jacques Janssen & Theo Verheggen (1997). The Double Center of Gravity in Durkheim's Symbol Theory: Bringing the Symbolism of the Body Back In. Sociological Theory 15 (3):294-306.
Mustafa Emirbayer (1996). Useful Durkheim. Sociological Theory 14 (2):109-130.
Gianfranco Poggi (2000). Durkheim. Oxford University Press.
Anne Warfield Rawls (1997). Durkheim and Pragmatism: An Old Twist on a Contemporary Debate. Sociological Theory 15 (1):5-29.
Emile Durkheim (1986). Durkheim on Politics and the State. Stanford University Press.
R. Keith Sawyer (2002). Durkheim's Dilemma: Toward a Sociology of Emergence. Sociological Theory 20 (2):227-247.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads17 ( #147,710 of 1,699,594 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #128,702 of 1,699,594 )
How can I increase my downloads?