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Tönnies, Ferdinand 1855-1936

Works: 697 works in 2,128 publications in 8 languages and 21,758 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Creator, Translator, Other, Contributor, Publisher
Classifications: HM131, 301
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Community and civil society by Ferdinand Tönnies( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ferdinand Tonnies's Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft (first published in 1887) is a classic of social and political theory in the later-modern period. It focuses on the universally endemic clash between small-scale, kinship and neighbourhood-based 'communities' and large-scale competitive market 'societies'. This theme is explored in all aspects of life - in political, economic, legal and family structures; in art, religion and culture; in constructions of 'selfhood' and 'personhood'; and in modes of cognition, language and human understanding. Tonnies is best known as one of the 'founding fathers' of modern sociology, but the present work lays greater emphasis on his relationship to European political thought and to developments in philosophy since the seventeeth-century scientific revolution, particularly the legacies of Hobbes and Kant. It can be read at many different levels: as a response to developments in Bismarckian Germany; as a more general critique of the culture of modernity; as a theoretical exercise in social, political and moral science; and as an unusual commentary on the inner character of 'democratic socialism'. This new translation and introduction make Tonnies's classic but difficult work accessible to English-speaking readers interested in social and political theory, intellectual and social history, language and cultural studies, and the history of economic thought."--Jacket
The elements of law, natural and politic by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

69 editions published between 1869 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community & society (Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft) by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

66 editions published between 1912 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This extraordinary prescient work by Ferdinand Toennies was written in 1887 for a small coterie of scholars, and over the next fifty years continued to grow in importance and adherents. Its translator into English, Charles P. Loomis, well described it as a volume which pointed back into the Middle Ages and ahead into the future in its attempt to answer the questions: "What are we? Where are we? Whence did we come? Where are we going?" If the questions seem portentous in the extreme, the answers Toennies provides are modest and compelling. Every major field from sociology, to psychology, to anthropology, has found this to be a praiseworthy book. The admirable translation by Professor Loomis did much to transfer praise for the Toennies text from the German to the English-speaking world. Now, outfitted with a brilliant new opening essay by John Samples, the author of a recent full-scale biographical work on Toennies, 'Community and Society' is back in print; a welcome reminder of the glorious past of German social science."--Provided by publisher
Gesamtausgabe by Ferdinand Tönnies( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in German and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Custom; an essay on social codes by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

59 editions published between 1905 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Custom, Ferdinand Tönnies illustrates the relationship of custom to various aspects of culture, such as religion, gender, and family. Tönnies argues that all social norms are evolved from a basic sense of order, which is largely derived from customs. As such, custom refers to the ideal, and the desirable, and it mediates subjective aspects of social life. Tönnies makes observations in Custom that are just as true today as when they were written over a century ago. The pivotal idea in Tönnies work is the observation that custom, like its individual counterpart habit, has three distinct aspects: a fact--an actual way of conduct; a norm--a general rule of conduct; and a will. The analysis, extended into the field of collective behavior, helps to explain how far custom can be regarded as a manifestation of a common will. Custom is a classic contribution in the grand canon of law and society scholarship. Moreover, the volume introduces several key elements of Tönnies' work focusing on broader sociological thought, which benefits both the theoretical understanding of law as an object of social science reflection, as well as provides empirical insights into the roles of law in society.--Back cover
Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft : Grundbegriffe der reinen Soziologie by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

108 editions published between 1912 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferdinand Toennies on sociology: pure, applied, and empirical by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

10 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Marx, his life and teachings (Leben und Lehre) by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

11 editions published between 1919 and 1974 in English and German and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behemoth ; or, The long Parliament by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

34 editions published between 1889 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behemoth, or The Long Parliament is essential to any reader interested in the historical context of the thought of Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679). In De Cive (1642) and Leviathan (1651), the great political philosopher had developed an analytical framework for discussing sedition, rebellion, and the breakdown of authority. Behemoth, completed around 1668 and not published until after Hobbe's death, represents the systematic application of this framework to the English Civil War. In his insightful and substantial Introduction, Stephen Holmes examines the major themes and implications of Behemoth in H
Community & society : (Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft) by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

15 editions published between 1957 and 1988 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community and association (Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft) by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

25 editions published between 1955 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einführung in die Soziologie by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

37 editions published between 1931 and 2018 in German and English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kritik der öffentlichen meinung by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

25 editions published between 1922 and 2018 in German and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Am r. März 1907 wurde mir vom Herrn Verlagsbuchhändler und Schriftsteller O. HAERING - der angesehene Verlag ist seitdem auf die Firma J ULIUS SPRINGER übergegangen - der Antrag gestellt, ein Werk über die öffentliche Meinung zu verfassen. Herr HAERING machte mich auf das damals neue Buch von GABRIEL TARDE "L'opinion et la foule" aufmerksam; ihn habe Herr Professor GEORG JELLINEK darauf hingewiesen. Ich schätzte seit vielen Jahren T ARDE s Schriften hoch, wußte aber auch, daß unsere wissenschaftlichen Voraussetzungen, insbesondere die soziologischen, ziemlich weit voneinander entfernt waren; Herr HAERING selber sprach-die Ansicht aus, ein deutsches Buch über die öffentliche Meinung müsse anders gestaltet sein. Ich willigte ein, ein solches zu verfassen; den Gegenstand hatte ich schon in meiner Schrift "Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft" (1887) zu be rühren gewagt, indem ich den Begriff der öffentlichen Meinung in meine Lehre vom sozialen Willen aufnahm. Meine Zurüstungen zu dem Werke waren während der nächsten Jahre durch vermehrte akademische Tätigkeit, die der Statistik und Sozialökonomik galt, dann zumal durch den Weltkrieg und die Pflichten, die er auch dem Gelehrten auferlegte, gehemmt worden. Dennoch begann ich im Jahre I9I5, das Werk zu schreiben, und habe seitdem bis zum Herbst 1921 darin fortgefahren, wenngleich mehrmals durch größere und kleinere Arbeiten, die aus den Nöten der Zeit entsprangen, Unter brechungen eingetreten sind. Zu diesen Arbeiten rechne ich auch das kleine Buch "MARx' Leben und Lehre" (Jena I921)
Fundamental concepts of sociology (Gemeinschaft und gesellschaft) by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

8 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prevention of crime by Ferdinand Tönnies( )

6 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferdinand Tönnies on public opinion : selections and analyses by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents selections from Ferdinand Tonnies "Kritik der offentlichen Meining (Critique of Public Opinion)". The editors give a brief history of public opinion and provide the translation and original analyses of Tonnies work, situating it theoretically and historically
On social ideas and ideologies by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Nietzsche-Kultus : eine Kritik by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

26 editions published between 1897 and 2012 in German and English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Englische Weltpolitik in englischer Beleuchtung by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

18 editions published between 1915 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dies Büchlein ist verfaßt worden um der Wahrheit willen. Die Zeugnisse der angesehensten englischen Autoren können nicht widerlegt werden. Sie werfen das beste Licht auf die gegen wärtige europäische Krisis. Das Büchlein ist nicht verfaßt worden, um den Nationalhaß zu schüren. Der Verfasser unterscheidet streng zwischen dem englischen Volke und der englischen Weltpolitik. Sogar die jeweiligen Leiter dieser Politik kennen zumeist Kräfte dieser Politik nur unzulänglich. die treibenden Das englische Volk besteht aus sehr verschieden gearteten Teilen. Neben den wirklichen Engländern sind Schotten, Walliser, Iren und die mannigfachen Mischungen dieser Volksstämme vor handen; dazu Abkömmlinge von Deutschen, Vlamen, Franzosen, Skandinaviern u. a. Außerdem sind Charakter und Denkungsart verschieden nach Tätigkeit oder Müßiggang, Beruf und Stand und sozialer Klasse; also überaus mannigfach und verwickelt. Freilich werden, noch mehr als in anderen Ländern, die oberen Schichten von den unteren bewundert und nachgeahmt. Die wirkliche Herrschaft in Großbritannien und Irland ruht seit Jahrhunderten in den Händen einer Oligarchie von Grund herren; diese läßt die Spitzen der Handels-und Geldaristokratie neben sich gedeihen und nimmt sie sogar in sich auf; das Ver hältnis zwischen beiden Herrschergruppen beruht auf dem still schweigenden Einverständnis, daß Englands Bestimmung ist, die Erde ZU beherrschen und auszubeuten zu beider Bereicherung. Seit 50 Jahren hat die eigentliche Volksmenge, besonders die Arbeiterschaft, auf diese ihre geborenen Herren durch Presse und parlamentarische Vertretung einen wachsenden Einfluß gewonnen in Sachen der inneren Politik. Die auswärtige Politik ist Domäne Vorwort
Studien zur Philosophie und Gesellschaftslehre im 17. Jahrhundert by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in German and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Community and civil society
The elements of law, natural and politicCommunity & society (Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft)GesamtausgabeBehemoth ; or, The long ParliamentCommunity & society : (Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft)Kritik der öffentlichen meinungFerdinand Tönnies on public opinion : selections and analyses
Alternative Names
Ferdinand Tönnies Duits filosoof

Ferdinand Tönnies German sociologist

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Ferdinand Tönnies niemiecki socjolog i filozof

Ferdinand Tönnies Saksamaa sotsioloog

Ferdinand Tönnies sociòleg alemany

Ferdinand Tönnies sociolog german

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Ferdinand Tönnies sociólogo alemán

Ferdinand Tönnies sociologo tedesco

Ferdinand Tönnies sociologue allemand

Ferdinand Tönnies tysk professor

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Ferdinandus Tönnies


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