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Turner, Stephen P. 1951-

Works: 87 works in 594 publications in 8 languages and 15,500 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: H61, 301.01
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Most widely held works about Stephen P Turner
Most widely held works by Stephen P Turner
Emile Durkheim : sociologist and moralist by Stephen P Turner( )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent international scholarship has produced a new understanding of Durkheim that has reassembled what for him was always a whole: a sociological selection on morals and moral activism
Liberal democracy 3.0 : civil society in an age of experts by Stephen P Turner( )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important book highlights the crisis in knowledge in liberal democracies. This crisis, simply put, is that most citizens cannot understand, much less judge, the claims scientists make. One response is the appointment of public commissions to provide conclusions for policymakers to act upon. There are also 'commission from below,' such as grassroots associations, that question the limits of expert knowledge and power and make rival knowledge claims. Do these commissions represent a new stage in the development of liberal democracy, or are they merely a pragmatic device of no political consequence? The central argument of the book is that in a 'knowledge society' in which specialized knowledge is increasingly important to politics, the position of democractic discussion becomes weakened. This limitation in the scope of liberal democracy threatens its fundamental character. The book will be essential reading in the fields of social theory, political theory and science studies. -- from back cover
The Cambridge companion to Weber by Stephen P Turner( Book )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Weber is indubitably one of the very greatest figures in the history of the social sciences, the source of seminal concepts like 'the Protestant Ethic', 'charisma' and the idea of historical processes of 'rationalization'. But, like his great forebears Adam Smith and Karl Marx, Weber's work always resists easy categorisation. Prominent as a founding father of sociology, Weber has been a major influence in the study of ancient history, religion, economics, law and, more recently, cultural studies. This Cambridge Companion provides an authoritative introduction to the major facets of his thought, including several (like industrial psychology) which have hitherto been neglected. A distinguished international team of contributors examines some of the major controversies that have erupted over Weber's specialized work, and shows how the issues have developed since he wrote. The articles demonstrate Weber's impact on a variety of research areas
Routledge international handbook of contemporary social and political theory by Gerard Delanty( )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The triangular relationship between the social, the political and the cultural has opened up social and political theory to new challenges. The social can no longer be reduced to the category of society, and the political extends beyond the traditional concerns of the nature of the state and political authority. This Handbook will address a range of issues that have recently emerged from the disciplines of social and political theory, focusing on key themes as opposed to schools of thought or major theorists. It is divided into three sections which address: the most influential theoretical traditions that have emerged from the legacy of the twentieth century the most important new and emerging frameworks of analysis today the major theoretical problems in recent social and political theory. The Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theory encompasses the most up-to-date developments in contemporary social and political theory, and as such is an essential research tool for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers, working in the fields of political theory, social and political philosophy, contemporary social theory, and cultural theory
The SAGE handbook of social science methodology( Book )

20 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook brings together a formidable collection of international contributors to comment on every aspect of the various central issues, complications and controversies in the core methodological traditions
The Blackwell guide to the philosophy of the social sciences by Stephen P Turner( Book )

32 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences collects newly commissioned essays that examine fundamental issues in the social sciences. The philosophy of the social sciences is concerned with a wide range of problems that pertain to explanations of human action and thought. This volume is the first of its kind to survey the full range of issues that philosophy of social science now encompasses. These include postmodernism, science studies, feminist philosophy, evolutionary accounts of social life, rational choice theory, practice theory, and causal modeling. The book also provides a retrospective look at the origins of the problem of the scientific character of social science and the changes that the field has undergone. Written by an international cast of leading philosophers, each essay offers an examination of the hottest issues in this field. It is a must-read for philosophers of social science and philosophically inclined social scientists. Book jacket."--Jacket
Philosophy of anthropology and sociology by Dov M Gabbay( )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume concerns philosophical issues that arise from the practice of anthropology and sociology. The essays cover a wide range of issues, including traditional questions in the philosophy of social science as well as those specific to these disciplines. Authors attend to the historical development of the current debates and set the stage for future work. Comprehensive survey of philosophical issues in anthropology and sociology Historical discussion of important debates Applications to current research in anthropology and sociology
Max Weber : the lawyer as social thinker by Stephen P Turner( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2020 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The differences are systematic and profoundly revealing. Max Weber: The Lawyer as Social Thinker is the only account of the sources of Weber's sociology in the legal tradition, as distinct from an account of Weber's sociology of law. The book leads to a new interpretation of Weber. It should be of interest to scholars in social theory, jurisprudence and the history of ideas
The impossible science : an institutional analysis of American sociology by Stephen P Turner( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A radical revision of the conventional history of American sociology, this book rejects both "triumphalism" and the "successful institutionalization" model, as well as the conventional "Chicago-centered" image of its early history
Max Weber and the dispute over reason and value : a study in philosophy, ethics, and politics by Stephen P Turner( Book )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of the nature of values and the relation between values and rationality is one of the defining issues of twentieth-century thought and Max Weber was one of the defining figures in the debate. In this book, Turner and Factor consider the development of the dispute over Max Weber's contribution to this discourse, by showing how Weber's views have been used, revised and adapted in new contexts. The story of the dispute is itself fascinating, for it cuts across the major political and intellectual currents of the twentieth century, from positivism, pragmatism and value-free so
Sociological theory in transition by Mark L Wardell( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current sociological theories appear to have lost their general persuasiveness in part because, unlike the theories of the `classical era', they fail to maintain an integrated stance toward society, and the practical role that sociology plays in society. The authors explore various facets of this failure and possibilities for reconstructing sociological theories as integrated wholes capable of conveying a moral and political immediacy. They discuss the evolution of several concepts (for example, the social, structure, and self) and address the significant disputes (for example, structuralism versus humanism, and individual versus society) that have dominated twentieth-century sociological thought. Their ideas and analyses are directed towards an audience of students and theorists who are coming to terms with the project of sociological theory, and its relationship with moral discourses and political practice. The authors of these essays are sociological theorists from the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. They are all established, but not `establishment' authors. The book contains no orthodoxies, and no answers. However, the essays do contribute to identifying the range of issues that will constitute the agenda for the next generation of sociological theorists
The social theory of practices : tradition, tacit knowledge, and presuppositions by Stephen P Turner( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the first analysis and critique of the idea of practice as it has developed in the various theoretical traditions of the social sciences and the humanities. The concept of a practice, understood broadly as a tacit possession that is 'shared' by and the same for different people, has a fatal difficulty, the author argues. This object must in some way be transmitted, 'reproduced', in Bourdieu's famous phrase, in different persons. But there is no plausible mechanism by which such a process occurs. The historical uses of the concept, from Durkheim to Kripke's version of Wittgen
Sociological explanation as translation by Stephen P Turner( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for a methodology of social science : Durkheim, Weber, and the nineteenth-century problem of cause, probabilty, and action by Stephen P Turner( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Turner has explored the ongms of social science in this pioneering study of two nineteenth century themes: the search for laws of human social behavior, and the accumulation and analysis of the facts of such behavior through statistical inquiry. The disputes were vigorously argued; they were over questions of method, criteria of explanation, interpretations of probability, understandings of causation as such and of historical causation in particular, and time and again over the ways of using a natural science model. From his careful elucidation of John Stuart Mill's proposals for the methodology of the social sciences on to his original analysis of the methodological claims and practices of Emile Durkheim and Max Weber, Turner has beautifully traced the conflict between statistical sociology and a science offactual description on the one side, and causal laws and a science of nomological explanation on the other. We see the works of Comte and Quetelet, the critical observations of Herschel, Buckle, Venn and Whewell, and the tough scepticism of Pearson, all of these as essential to the works of the classical founders of sociology. With Durkheim's essay on Suicide and Weber's monograph on The Protestant Ethic, Turner provides both philosophical analysis to demonstrate the continuing puzzles over cause and probability and also a perceptive and wry account of just how the puzzles of our late twentieth century are of a piece with theirs. The terms are still familiar: reasons vs
The disobedient generation : social theorists in the sixties( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Disobedient Generation collects newly written autobiographies by an international cross-section of well-known sociologists, all of them "children of the '60s". It illuminates the human experience of living through that decade as apprentice scholars and activists, encountering the issues of class, race, the Establishment, the decline of traditional religion, feminism, war, and the sexual revolution. In each case the interlinked crises of young adulthood, rapid change, and nascent professional careers shaped this generation's private and public selves
Sociology responds to fascism by Stephen P Turner( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over recent years there has been growing interest in the relations between academic intellectuals and professionals under the Nazi regime. Several works on Heidegger, Nazi doctors and Paul de Man have appeared. This book attempts to do for sociology what has been done for other fields: to demythologize the prewar role of sociologists and provide a serious historical basis for reflection on it. The myth is simple: that the noble and clear-sighted Frankfurt School was expelled by Hitler and raised the consciousness of the west. Thr realities are considerably more complex. During and after the war, a consensus account of fascism emerged. But in the inter-war years sociologists misanalysed, misunderstood or supported fascism. The book examines the historical record in Germany, Austria, Italy, Hungary, the USA and the UK to provide a rich and at times perplexing account of sociologists and fascism
Social theory and sociology : the classics and beyond by Stephen P Turner( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Turkish and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume collects together a broad range of essays on social theory written by an international group of practitioners in the field. The essays are organized around a common theme: taking the long view of social theory as a tradition
American sociology : from pre-disciplinary to post-normal by Stephen P Turner( )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American Sociology has changed radically since 1945, when the field was dominated by young lions attempting to make sociology a science. The 1968 student revolt ended much of this, leaving sociology divided and directionless. By the 1980s, enrolments had fallen and departments were closing. But sociology revived, and at both the graduate and undergraduate level the field became dominated by women. What changed and what didn't, and why? Areas of interest, methodology, and status hierarchies were all affected by the changes, but there were also continuities. Some of the continuities reached back to the nineteenth century, when sociology was closely related to reform movements. This book focuses on the consequences of the 'near-death' experience of sociology in the 1980s, and its slow revival and transformation, as well as the challenges it faces in the new university environments. Certain to be controversial, the book looks forward to a new kind of discipline"--Provided by publisher
Brains/practices/relativism : social theory after cognitive science by Stephen P Turner( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brains/Practices/Relativism presents the first major rethinking of social theory in light of cognitive science. Stephen P. Turner focuses especially on connectionism, which views learning as a process of adaptation to input that, in turn, leads to patterns of response distinct to each individual. This means that there is no common "server" from which people download shared frameworks that enable them to cooperate or communicate. Therefore, argues Turner, "practices"--In the sense that the term is widely used in the social sciences and humanities--is a myth, and so are the "cultures" that are central to anthropological and sociological thought. In a series of tightly argued essays, Turner traces out the implications that discarding the notion of shared frameworks has for relativism, social constructionism, normativity, and a number of other concepts. He suggests ways in which these ideas might be reformulated more productively, in part through extended critiques of the work of scholars such as Ian Hacking, Andrew Pickering, Pierre Bourdieu, Quentin Skinner, Robert Brandom, Clifford Geertz, and Edward Shils."--pub. desc
Explaining the normative by Stephen P Turner( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explaining the Normative is the first systematic, historically grounded critique of normativism. It identifies the standard normativist pattern of argument, and shows how this pattern depends on circularities, preferred descriptions, problematic transcendental arguments, and regress arguments ending in mysteries."--Jacket
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Emile Durkheim : sociologist and moralist
Liberal democracy 3.0 : civil society in an age of expertsThe Cambridge companion to WeberRoutledge international handbook of contemporary social and political theoryThe SAGE handbook of social science methodologyThe Blackwell guide to the philosophy of the social sciencesPhilosophy of anthropology and sociologyMax Weber : the lawyer as social thinkerThe impossible science : an institutional analysis of American sociology
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