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  1. 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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    Debating the Political Imaginary: A Critical Assessment.Wolfgang Knöbl - 2019 - Social Epistemology 33 (5):452-461.
    Volume 33, Issue 5, September 2019, Page 452-461.
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    In Praise of Philosophy: Johann P. Arnason's Long but Successful Journey Towards a Theory of Modernity.Wolfgang Knöbl - 2000 - Thesis Eleven 61 (1):1-23.
    There is a clearly discernible thread running through Johann P. Arnason's whole work. Starting with a highly sophisticated discussion of the Marxian term `praxis' in the 1970s he was increasingly able to link his insights to macro-sociological questions. In the 1980s, focusing particularly on the notions of `power' and `culture', he formulated a theory of modernity which challenges the diagnoses of other major contemporary social theorists such as Habermas, Giddens, Castoriadis and others.
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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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