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Wolff, Kurt H. 1912-

Overview
Works: 116 works in 525 publications in 6 languages and 9,243 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Other, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: HM57, 301
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Most widely held works about Kurt H Wolff
 
Most widely held works by Kurt H Wolff
The sociology of Georg Simmel by Georg Simmel( Book )

61 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains translations of the author's Grundfragen der Soziologie, part of Soziologie, and the lecture, Die Grossstädte und das Geistesleben
The Critical spirit : essays in honor of Herbert Marcuse by Kurt H Wolff( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliographical footnotes. Introduction: What is the critical spirit?--Utopianism, ancient and modern, by M.I. Finley.--Primitive society in its many dimensions, by S. Diamond.--Manicheanism in the Enlightenment, by R.H. Popkin.--Schopenhauer today, by M. Horkheimer.--Beginning in Hegel and today, by K.H. Wolff.--The social history of ideas: Ernst Cassirer and after, by P. Gay.--Policies of violence, from Montesquieu to the Terrorist, by E.V. Walter.--Thirty-nine articles: toward a theory of social theory, by J.R. Seeley.--History as private enterprise, by H. Zinn.--From Socrates to Plato, by H. Meyerhoff.--Rational society and irrational art, by H. Read.--The quest for the Grail; Wagner and Morris, by C.E. Schorske.--ValeÌ#x81;ry; Monsieur Teste, by L. Goldmann.--History and existentialism in Sartre, by L. Krieger.--German popular biographies; culture's bargain counter, by L. Lowenthal.--The Rechtsstaat as magic wall, by O. Kirchheimer. Revolution from above: some notes on the decision to collectivize Soviet agriculture, by E.H. Carr.--Winston Churchill, power politician and counter revolutionary, by A.J. Mayer.--Brahmins and business, 1870-1914; a hypothesis on the social basis of success in American history, by G. Kolko.--On the limits of professional thought, by M.R. Stein.--The limits of integration, by P. Mattick.--The society nobody wants; a look beyond Marxism and liberalism.--Marcuse as teacher, by W. Leiss, J.D. Ober and E. Sherover.--Marcuse bibliography, by W. Leiss, J.D. Ober and E. Sherover (p. 427-433)
Emile Durkheim, 1858-1917; a collection of essays, with translations and a bibliography by Kurt H Wolff( Book )

22 editions published between 1960 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Karl Mannheim by Karl Mannheim( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Mannheim's thought cuts across much of twentieth-century sociology, politics, history, philosophy, and psychology. This enlarged anthology convincingly demonstrates his centrality to present-day interpetive social and political theory. The posthumous publication of Structures of Thinking and the full text of Conservatism have made From Karl Mannheim more relevant than ever. This volume demonstrates Mannheim's self-awareness and self-critical rhetoric, his sensitivity to cultural contexts, his experimental approach to systems of ideology, his recognition of multiple modes of knowing, and other features of his unfinished theorizing. There is a strong affinity between Mannheim and contemporary interest in problems of cultural interpretation. New sensitivity to the issue of relativism in both social and cultural studies also depends heavily on Mannheim. The recent demise of communism in Eastern Europe and Russia has focused attention once more on relations between intellectuals in politics, and Mannheim is arguably the most influential thinker who placed this relationship at the center of informed discussion. The range and variety of the articles in this volume reveal him, once again, as a formidable experimental and innovative thinker. This expanded edition includes Mannheim's brilliant essay "The Problem of Generations." In a new substantial introduction, Volker Meja and David Kettler analyze previously unpublished writings by Mannheim. From Karl Mannheim is essential reading for social and political theorists, as well as for psychologists. As Emory S. Bogardus noted: "Mannheim's life-work is seen as an important, far-reaching and thoughtful complement to the work of sociologists who concentrate then- research in terms of behavioral science."
Georg Simmel, 1858-1918; a collection of essays, with translations and a bibliography by Kurt H Wolff( Book )

6 editions published between 1959 and 1965 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on sociology and philosophy by Kurt H Wolff( Book )

31 editions published between 1960 and 1965 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translations from the works of Emile Durkheim: p. 317-436. Originally published under the title: Emile Durkheim, 1858-1917. Includes bibliography
Trying sociology by Kurt H Wolff( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surrender and catch : experience and inquiry today by Kurt H Wolff( Book )

15 editions published in 1976 in English and Dutch and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on sociology, philosophy, and aesthetics by Kurt H Wolff( Book )

24 editions published between 1959 and 1965 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transformation in the writing : a case of surrender-and-catch by Kurt H Wolff( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Transformation in the Writing: A Case of Surrender-and-Catch further develops the concepts first presented in Surrender and Catch (1976) and applied to sociology and its history in Survival and Sociology (1991) and autobiography in O Loma! (1989). This idea involves the recognition of the unprecedented nature of the present time in the history of humankind and the planet, a time when we ourselves, rather than Nature or the Deity, can annihilate both ourselves and our planet. 'Surrender' is nonlinguistic (or prelinguistic), 'prepredicative', 'prephenomenal', and involves suspending or 'bracketing' the world, calling it into question. This is the best any individual can do, in view of the point of crisis at which we are now. In Transformation in the Writing Wolff explores how his hypothesis of Surrender (-and-catch) bears on aspects of autobiography (emigre status, fieldwork), sociology of knowledge, poetry, phenomenology, hermeneutics, critical theory and attitudes to our time."--BOOK JACKET
Wissenssoziologie; Auswahl aus dem Werk by Karl Mannheim( Book )

41 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in 4 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the sociology of knowledge : an introduction and a development by Kurt H Wolff( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survival and sociology : vindicating the human subject by Kurt H Wolff( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The sociology of radical commitment : Kurt H. Wolff's existential turn( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of essays, editors Gary Backhaus and George Psathas present the life and thought of Kurt H. Wolff, a Jewish refugee from Darmstadt, student of Karl Mannheim, practitioner of the sociology of knowledge, translator of the classic German texts, and creator of the radical existential sociology of surrender-and-catch. The aim of the book is to explicate Wolff's relation to the tradition and orientation to which he belongs, while at the same time demonstrating how he developed a sociology of radical commitment. Wolff's hope is to find possibilities for humankind that lead us out of the crises for which traditional scientia has been disappointingly ineffective, and this volume is essential to students wishing to expand the pursuit of sociological knowledge."--Jacket
What it contains by Kurt H Wolff( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Schutz : appraisals and developments by Kurt H Wolff( Book )

18 editions published in 1984 in English and German and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A whole, a fragment by Kurt H Wolff( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hingebung und Begriff by Kurt H Wolff( Book )

9 editions published in 1968 in German and Italian and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict by Georg Simmel( Book )

7 editions published between 1955 and 1968 in English and German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, Georg Simmel, has been discribed as the Freud of the study of society, describing conflict as part of a dynamic by which some people are drawn together into those uneasy combinations known as groups. The inter-weaving or entangling of social circles is viewed in the same way, as part of the dynamic both of groups and of the individual personalities that compose them.--Publisher
Soziologie in der gefährdeten Welt : zur Rehabilitierung des Individuums by Kurt H Wolff( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in German and Spanish and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The sociology of Georg Simmel
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From Karl MannheimSurrender and catch : experience and inquiry todayTransformation in the writing : a case of surrender-and-catchThe sociology of radical commitment : Kurt H. Wolff's existential turnWhat it containsAlfred Schutz : appraisals and developmentsA whole, a fragmentConflict
Alternative Names
Kurt Heinrich Wolff American sociologist

Kurt Heinrich Wolff Duits vertaler (1912-2003)

Kurt Heinrich Wolff sociòleg estatunidenc

Kurt Heinrich Wolff sociólogo estadounidense

Kurt Heinrich Wolff sociologo statunitense

Kurt Heinrich Wolff sociologue américain

Kurt Heinrich Wolff US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Wolff, Kurt 1912-

Wolff, Kurt H.

Wolff, Kurt Heinrich.

Wolff, Kurt Heinrich 1912-

Wolff, Kurt Heinrich 1912-2003

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ヴォルフ, クルト・H

Languages
English (284)

German (52)

Spanish (8)

Germanic (2)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)