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  1. The creativity of action.Hans Joas, Jeremy Gaines & Paul Keast - 1998 - Sociological Theory 16 (3):282.
    Hans Joas is one of the foremost social theorists in Germany today. Based on Joas’s celebrated study of George Herbert Mead, this work reevaluates the contribution of American pragmatism and European philosophical anthropology to theories of action in the social sciences. Joas also establishes direct ties between Mead’s work and approaches drawn from German traditions of philosophical anthropology. Joas argues for adding a third model of action to the two predominant models of rational and normative action—one that emphasizes the creative (...)
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    Pragmatism and Social Theory.Hans Joas - 1993 - University of Chicago Press.
    Rising concerns among scholars about the intellectual and cultural foundations of democracy have led to a revival of interest in the American philosophical tradition of pragmatism. In this book, Hans Joas shows how pragmatism can link divergent intellectual efforts to understand the social contexts of human knowledge, individual freedom, and democratic culture. Along with pragmatism's impact on American sociology and social research from 1895 to the 1940s, Joas traces its reception by French and German traditions during this century. He explores (...)
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    G.H. Mead: a contemporary re-examination of his thought.Hans Joas - 1980 - Cambridge: MIT Press.
    In this book, Hans Joas interweaves Mead's political and intellectual biography with the development of his theories.
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    The Genesis of Values.Hans Joas - 2001 - University of Chicago Press.
    Public and intellectual debates have long struggled with the concept of values and the difficulties of defining them. With _The Genesis of Values,_ renowned theorist Hans Joas explores the nature of these difficulties in relation to some of the leading figures of twentieth-century philosophy and social theory: Friedrich Nietzsche, William James, Max Scheler, John Dewey, Georg Simmel, Charles Taylor, and Jürgen Habermas. Joas traces how these thinkers came to terms with the idea of values, and then extends beyond them with (...)
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    The Genesis of Values.Hans Joas - 2000 - Polity.
    One of the most important issues in public and academic debate is the concept of value and the difficulty in defining it. In this new book, the leading social theorist Hans Joas explores the nature of values in relation to some of the leading figures of twentieth-century philosophy and social theory. Seeking to synthesize utilitarian and normativist approaches, Joas argues that only by appreciating the creative nature of human action can we understand how values and value commitments arise. Values, Joas (...)
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    Social Action and Human Nature.Kenneth Baynes, Axel Honneth, Hans Joas & Raymond Meyer - 1992 - Philosophical Review 101 (2):436.
  7. G. H. Mead: A Contemporary Re-examination of His Thought.Hans Joas & Raymond Meyer - 1987 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 1 (1):77-81.
     
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    Social Theory: Twenty Introductory Lectures.Hans Joas & Wolfgang Knöbl - 2009 - Cambridge University Press.
    Social theory is the theoretical core of the social sciences, clearly distinguishable from political theory and cultural analysis. This book offers a unique overview of the development of social theory from the end of the Second World War in 1945 to the present day. Spanning the literature in English, French and German, it provides an excellent background to the most important social theorists and theories in contemporary sociological thought, with crisp summaries of the main books, arguments and controversies. It also (...)
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  9. G. H. Mead: A Contemporary Re-Examination of His Thought.Hans Joas - 1986 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 22 (3):338-343.
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    Faith and Knowledge: Habermas’ Alternative History of Philosophy1.Hans Joas - 2020 - Theory, Culture and Society 37 (7-8):47-52.
    Jürgen Habermas’ philosophical oeuvre so far contained only few references to thinkers prior to Kant. The publication of a comprehensive history of Western philosophy by this author, therefore, came as a surprise. The book is not, as many had anticipated, a book about religion, but about the gradual emancipation of “secular” “autonomous” rationality from religion, although in a way that preserves a normative commitment to Christianity. While welcoming this attitude and praising the achievements of this book, this text is also (...)
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    The power of the sacred: an alternative to the narrative of disenchantment.Hans Joas - 2021 - New York, NY, United States of America: Oxford University Press. Edited by Alex Skinner.
    "Disenchantment" is a key term in the self-understanding of modernity. But what exactly do we mean when we use this concept? What was its original meaning when Max Weber introduced it? And can the conventional meaning or Max Weber's view really be defended, given the present state of knowledge about the history of religion? This book is an attempt to divest this concept of its enduring enchantment. The first chapters of the book deal with the three empirical disciplines history, psychology (...)
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    The Sacredness of the Person.Hans Joas - 2015 - In Lars Charbonnier & Wilhelm Gräb (eds.), Religion and Human Rights: Global Challenges From Intercultural Perspectives. De Gruyter. pp. 25-38.
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    Praktische Intersubjektivität: d. Entwicklung d. Werkes von George Herbert Mead.Hans Joas - 1980 - Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.
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    The Timeliness of George Herbert Mead.Hans Joas & Daniel R. Huebner (eds.) - 2016 - London: University of Chicago Press.
    George Herbert Mead is widely considered one of the most influential American philosophers of the twentieth century, and his work remains vibrant and relevant to many areas of scholarly inquiry today. The Timeliness of George Herbert Mead brings together a range of scholars who provide detailed analyses of Mead’s importance to innovative fields of scholarship, including cognitive science, environmental studies, democratic epistemology, and social ethics, non-teleological historiography, and the history of the natural and social sciences. Edited by well-respected Mead scholars (...)
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  15. Pragmatismus und Gesellschaftstheorie.Hans Joas - 1994 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 30 (1):203-212.
     
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    The Autonomy of the Self: The Meadian Heritage and its Postmodern Challenge.Hans Joas - 1998 - European Journal of Social Theory 1 (1):7-18.
    This paper addresses the question of the relationship between creativity and autonomy - originally related to each other in the concept of the `self' as one of the crucial parts of the Meadian and symbolic interactionist heritage - and asks how we should construe this relation today. After a brief reconstruction of the history of the notions of `self' and `identity' the paper takes up the postmodern challenge of these notions by clarifying and partially revising them. It discusses the three (...)
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    Kommunikatives Handeln.Axel Honneth & Hans Joas (eds.) - 1986
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    Die Entstehung der Werte.Hans Joas - 1997 - Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.
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    On Articulation.Hans Joas - 2002 - Constellations 9 (4):506-515.
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    War in Social Thought: Hobbes to the Present.Hans Joas & Wolfgang Knöbl - 2012 - Princeton University Press.
    Argues that sociologists have either ignored or grappled with the idea of war and examines the reasons behind this denial of the violent nature of the human race.
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    The Dialogical Turn: New Roles for Sociology in the Postdisciplinary Age.Charles Camic & Hans Joas (eds.) - 2003 - Rowman & Littlefield.
    Since its birth, sociology has struggled vainly to achieve an encompassing intellectual 'synthesis' as it has fought against the explosion of ideas about the social world. This volume considers an alternative response that has recently developed to conditions of intellectual fragmentation: 'the dialogical turn, ' a sociological approach that welcomes a plurality of orientations and perspectives as the essential basis for establishing productive dialogue. This volume explores this exciting approach, building on the ideas of Donald N. Levine, whose extensive writings (...)
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    La créativité de l'agir.Hans Joas & Pierre Rusch - 1999 - Cerf.
    L'" action " est aujourd'hui un concept clé de la philosophie et de la plupart des sciences humaines. Dans toutes ces disciplines (économie, psychologie, sociologie), la formulation d'une " théorie de l'action " constitue l'un des principaux centres d'intérêt de la réflexion théorique. Ce livre développe une idée centrale : aux deux modèles dominants de l'action rationnelle et de l'action à visée normative, il est possible d'en ajouter un troisième, qui insiste sur le caractère créatif de l'agir humain. Ce troisième (...)
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  23. The problem of the emergence of new morality and new institutions as a leitmotif in Durkheim's oeuvre.Hans Joas - 1993 - In Stephen P. Turner (ed.), Emile Durkheim: Sociologist and Moralist. Routledge. pp. 223.
     
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    Mead's position in intellectual history and his early philosophical writings.Hans Joas - 1991 - In Mitchell Aboulafia (ed.), Philosophy, Social Theory, and the Thought of George Herbert Mead. Suny Press. pp. 57--86.
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    The Creativity of Action and the Intersubjectivity of Reason: Mead's Pragmatism and Social Theory.Hans Joas - 1990 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 26 (2):165 - 194.
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    Creativity and society.Hans Joas & Erkki Kilpinen - 2006 - In John R. Shook & Joseph Margolis (eds.), A Companion to Pragmatism. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 323–335.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Overcoming Cartesian Dualism with a New Interpretation of Action Creativity or Rationality as the Nexus in Social Theory? How Rational is Rational Choice? Creative Pragmatism and Economic Sociology How Do Values Emerge? The Contingency of Social Change.
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    Evidenz oder Evidenzgefühl Max Schelers Phänomenologie und ihr religiöser Anspruch.Hans Joas - 2015 - Philosophische Rundschau 62 (2):155-171.
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    Pragmatismus und Historismus.Hans Joas - 2015 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 63 (1):1-21.
    This article explores the similarities between American pragmatism and historicism in the nineteenth century - similarities that were often ignored because of cultural differences between the U. S. and Germany and a different status of the natural sciences or the humanities in the two cultures. The main claim of this text is that American pragmatism developed ideas that allow us to overcome the dichotomy between objectivism and relativism in historiography. Joas identifies conceptual tools in the works of Josiah Royce, Mead, (...)
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    Situated Creativity: A Way out of the Impasse of the Heidegger-Cassirer Debate.Hans Joas - 2015 - History of European Ideas 41 (4):565-570.
    SummaryThis paper criticizes the dualism of “thrownness” and “spontaneity” in Peter Gordon's interpretation of the Heidegger-Cassirer debate and shows that American pragmatism and other currents of thought offer an alternative in the form of a conception of situated creativity.
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    Social Theory and the Sacred.Hans Joas - 2000 - Ethical Perspectives 7 (4):233-243.
    In the middle of the 1960s, Talcott Parsons — undoubtedly the world's most important sociologist in the first decades after the Second World War and at that time at the peak of his influence and reputation — took part in a debate about the relationship between theology and sociology. His contribution, later published in a volume called America and the Future of Theology, was a fervent plea for the significance of sociology in front of a theological audience. But not everybody (...)
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    The intersubjective constitution of the body-image.Hans Joas - 1983 - Human Studies 6 (1):197 - 204.
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  32. The Classics of Sociology and the First World War.Hans Joas & Kenneth B. Woodgate - 1990 - Thesis Eleven 27 (1):101-124.
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    Milieuwandel und Gemeinsinn.Frank Adloff & Hans Joas - 2001 - In Harald Bluhm & Herfried Münkler (eds.), Gemeinwohl Und Gemeinsinn: Zwischen Normativität Und Faktizität. De Gruyter. pp. 153-186.
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  34. Kommunikatives Handeln, Beiträge zu Jürgen Habermas « Theorie des kommunikatives Handelns » , coll. « Suhrkamp Taschenbuch Wissenschaft », n° 625.Axel Honneth & Hans Joas - 1987 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 177 (4):562-563.
     
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    Im Bannkreis der Freiheit. Religionstheorie nach Hegel und Nietzsche.Hans Joas - 2020 - Berlin: Suhrkamp.
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    Bauman in Germany: Modern Violence and the Problems of German Self-Understanding.Hans Joas - 1998 - Theory, Culture and Society 15 (1):47-55.
    This text of a lecture describes the importance of Zygmunt Bauman's work for sociological theory and intellectual debate in Germany. The main points are: the tension between the German Sonderweg thesis and Bauman's analysis of the Holocaust; the relationship between Bauman's theory of modernity/postmodernity and the writings of Elias, Horkheimer/Adorno and Beck; a critique of Bauman's neglect of democratic alternatives within modernity, particularly American intellectual and political traditions; and a discussion of Bauman's emphasis on pre-societal sources of morality in his (...)
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    Bauman in Germany.Hans Joas - 1998 - Theory, Culture and Society 15 (1):47-55.
    This text of a lecture describes the importance of Zygmunt Bauman's work for sociological theory and intellectual debate in Germany. The main points are: the tension between the German Sonderweg thesis and Bauman's analysis of the Holocaust; the relationship between Bauman's theory of modernity/postmodernity and the writings of Elias, Horkheimer/Adorno and Beck; a critique of Bauman's neglect of democratic alternatives within modernity, particularly American intellectual and political traditions; and a discussion of Bauman's emphasis on pre-societal sources of morality in his (...)
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    Better to be than not to be?Hans Joas & Barbro Klein - 2010 - In Hans Joas & Barbro Klein (eds.), The Benefit of Broad Horizons: Intellectual and Institutional Preconditions for a Global Social Science. pp. 399-421.
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    Charles Taylor as polemicist.Hans Joas - 2018 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 44 (7):756-758.
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    Die Kulturellen Werte Europas.Hans Joas & Klaus Wiegandt (eds.) - 2004 - S. Fischer.
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  41. Decline of community? Comparative observations on germany and the united states.Hans Joas - 1999 - In Josef Janning, Charles Kupchan & Dirk Rumberg (eds.), Civic Engagement in the Atlantic Community. Bertelsmann Foundation Publishers.
     
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    Das Problem der Intersubjektivität: neuere Beiträge zum Werk George Herbert Meads.Hans Joas (ed.) - 1985 - Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.
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    Die Sakralität der Person und die Politik der Würde.Hans Joas - 1999 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 47 (2):325-334.
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    Die säkulare Option. Ihr Aufstieg und ihre Folgen.Hans Joas - 2009 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 57 (2):293-300.
    The point of departure of this review essay on Charles Taylor′s “A Secular Age” is that Taylor adds a new meaning to the already numerous meanings of the concept of “secularization”. His main interest is in the rise of what he calls “the secular option” and in the repercussions the availability of this option has for believers and non-believers. While his monumental study offers an immensely rich and rewarding material for the understanding of these processes, two major weaknesses are identified (...)
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    Die säkulare Option.Hans Joas - 2009 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 57 (2).
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    Die säkulare Option.Hans Joas - 2010 - In Michael Kühnlein (ed.), Kommunitarismus und Religion. Akademie Verlag. pp. 231-242.
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    Der Westen und die Menschenrechte: im interdisziplinären Gespräch mit Hans Joas.Hans Joas, Michael Kühnlein & Jean-Pierre Wils (eds.) - 2019 - Baden-Baden: Nomos.
    Die Geltung der Menschenrechte kann verteidigt werden. Wer zwischen der imperialen Behauptung, die Menschenrechte seien ein triumphales Produkt des "Westens", und der relativistischen Beteuerung, sie seien "bloss" westlich, nicht wahlen mochte, tut gut daran, die Debatte um die "affirmative Genealogie", die Hans Joas in seiner Apologie der Menschenrechte entwickelt hat, genau zu verfolgen. In "Der Westen und die Menschenrechte" plausibilisiert Joas noch einmal seinen Standpunkt und reagiert scharfsinnig auf die Debatte, die in diesem Buch durch namhafte Wissenschaftler gefuhrt wird. Wer (...)
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  48. Eine historische Skizze zur Macht des Heiligen.Hans Joas - 2019 - In Klaus Herbers, Andreas Nehring & Karin Steiner (eds.), Sakralität und Macht. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.
     
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    Eine katholische Moderne? Uber: James L. Heft : A Catholic Modernity?; Charles Taylor: Die Formen des Religiosen in der Gegenwart.Hans Joas - 2004 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 52 (3):498.
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    Ein Pragmatist wider Willen?Hans Joas - 1996 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 44 (4):661-670.
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