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Shils, Edward 1910-1995

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Works: 344 works in 1,388 publications in 7 languages and 26,068 library holdings
Genres: Festschriften  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Utopian fiction  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Compiler, Speaker, pre, ed, wpr, Adapter
Classifications: HM24, 301
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The calling of education : the academic ethic and other essays on higher education by Edward Shils( )

18 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout his long and prolific career, Edward Shils brought an extraordinary knowledge of academic institutions to discussions about higher education. The Calling of Education features Shils's most illuminating and incisive writing on this topic from the last twenty-five years of his life. The first essay, "The Academic Ethic," articulates the unique ethical demands of the academic profession and directs special attention to the integration of teaching and research. Other pieces, including Shils's renowned Jefferson lectures, focus on perennial issues in higher learning: the meaning of academic freedom, the connection between universities and the state, and the criteria for appointing individuals to academic positions. Edward Shils understood the university as a great symphonic conductor comprehends the value of each instrument and section, both separately and in cooperation. The Calling of Education offers Shils's insightful perspective on problems that are no less pressing than when he first confronted them"--Page 4 de la couverture
Toward a general theory of action by Talcott Parsons( Book )

115 editions published between 1951 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new edition introduces the social science audiences of a new century to one of the classic highlights of the mid-twentieth century. This is the most general statement of the general theory of action as it was developed by its principle exponent, Talcott Parsons, and his close collaborators who formed the core of the fabled department of social relations at Harvard University. Toward a General Theory of Action is an extremely ambitious formulation of the ingredients, dimensions, and ranges that determine human behavior. Parsons and Shils enunciate principles that are at the core of contemporary social science preoccupations-including the precarious balance between social integration and conflict. The volume is at once universal in intent and highly personal, an expression of Parsons' thought, one of the most notable sociological theorists of the century. Finally, the book symbolizes the interdisciplinary impulse that typified a widespread belief in the unity of the sciences. This edition includes the collaborative group's introductory statement, Richard Sheldon's essay on the theoretical and philosophical status of the general theory of action, and "Values, Motives and Systems of Action" by Parsons and Shils."--Back cover
Ideology and utopia; an introduction to the sociology of knowledge by Karl Mannheim( Book )

63 editions published between 1936 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2 copies in Circulation
Tradition by Edward Shils( Book )

39 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tradition, by esteemed sociologist Edward Shils, was the first book to fully explore the history, significance, and future of tradition as a whole. Intent on questioning the meaning of the antitraditionalist impulse in today's society, Shils argues here that the tendency to distrust and rebel against tradition is at the heart of tradition itself; only through suspicion and defiance does tradition actually move forward. Revealing the importance of tradition to social and political institutions, technology, science, literature, religion, and scholarship, Tradition remains the definitive work on this vital element of our society.--provided by publisher
The methodology of the social sciences by Max Weber( Book )

29 editions published between 1949 and 1992 in English and Chinese and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three essays, two of which were first published in Archiv für Sozialwissenshcft und Sozialpolitik in 1904 and 1905, and the third in Logos in 1917. The meaning of "ethical neutrality" in sociology and ecomomics.--"Objectivity" in social science and social policy.--Critical studies in the logic of the cultural sciences
Man and society in an age of reconstruction; studies in modern social structure by Karl Mannheim( Book )

32 editions published between 1940 and 1997 in English and German and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...The main thesis of this book is that the traditional principle of laissez-faire, applied in an era of mass society, can only lead to chaos. The thesis borne out by an analysis of the social processes, which are leading to individual and community disorganization, to the re-emergence of irrationaluism, and to the frustration of cultural leadership, which leaves democratic society as a whole at the mercy of the dictators. Professor Mannheim, therefore, develops the idea of a new form of planning--planning for freedom. His object is to outline a society in which there shall be control without standardization and dictatorship; co-ordination of social and psychological techniques without interference with liberal culture. In the development of his thesis he throws light on the fundamental problems affecting society; whether control of the human cultural side of social life is feasible; whether human nature can be changed; whether the human mind can cope with the tasks set it by the necessity for planning, and what contributions psychology and the social sciences can make towards this end..."--Taken from inserted label
Working papers in the theory of action by Talcott Parsons( Book )

34 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intellectuals and the powers, and other essays by Edward Shils( Book )

31 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu nei rong fen san bu fen, Lun shu le dang dai zhi shi fen zi yu quan li de guan xi
Center and periphery : essays in macrosociology by Edward Shils( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The order of learning : essays on the contemporary university by Edward Shils( )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To understand the modern university and the contemporary crisis of higher education we must consider its central issues. The Order of Learning thoughtfully considers the problems facing higher education by focusing on some of the main underlying factors: the relationship of higher education to government, academic freedom, the responsibilities of the academic profession, among others. Edward Shils believes that higher education has a central role in modern society, and that the distractions of the recent past, including undue pressures from government, the fads of some students and faculty, and increasing involvement of the post-secondary education with day-to-day questions, have damaged higher education by deflecting it from its essential commitment to teaching, learning, and research. The Order of Learning will be of great interest to educators and students alike, as well as those interested in the future of higher education in the United States
The torment of secrecy : the background and consequences of American security policies by Edward Shils( Book )

8 editions published between 1956 and 1974 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criteria for scientific development: public policy and national goals; a selection of articles from Minerva by Edward Shils( Book )

29 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and its creators : essays in honor of Edward Shils( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life or death: ethics and options by Edward Shils( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History, truth, liberty : selected writings of Raymond Aron by Raymond Aron( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The academic ethic by Edward Shils( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The obligations of college teachers under current conditions in higher education and public life are considered. Detailed attention is directed to the obligations of academics to their students, colleagues, universities, and to the promotion of knowledge through teaching and research. Also considered is the teacher's fulfillment of obligations to society through teaching, research, public service, and political activities in support of or in opposition to governments. Changes in higher education that challenge the academic ethic are addressed as follows: the mass university, the service university, the political university, the governmentally-dominated university, the bureaucratized university, the financially-straitened university, the university in the eye of publicity, the research university, and the disaggregated university. It is suggested that universities still remain the major centers of learning in their respective societies. It is suggested that obligations that constitute the academic ethic are not the same as a comprehensive code of conduct for teachers. The academic ethic touches only on the acquisition and transmission of scientific and scholarly knowledge within the university and among universities and on activities using that knowledge outside the universities. (Sw)
Political development in the new states by Edward Shils( Book )

39 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The calling of sociology and other essays on the pursuit of learning by Edward Shils( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The constitution of society by Edward Shils( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intellectual between tradition and modernity: the Indian situation by Edward Shils( Book )

15 editions published between 1961 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The calling of education : the academic ethic and other essays on higher education
Covers
Toward a general theory of actionIdeology and utopia; an introduction to the sociology of knowledgeTraditionMan and society in an age of reconstruction; studies in modern social structureThe order of learning : essays on the contemporary universityHistory, truth, liberty : selected writings of Raymond AronThe calling of sociology and other essays on the pursuit of learningThe constitution of society
Alternative Names
Edward Shils Amerikaans socioloog (1910-1995)

Edward Shils sociòleg estatunidenc

Edward Shils sociólogo estadounidense

Edward Shils sociologue américain

Edward Shils US-amerikanischer Soziologe und Übersetzer

Shils, E.

Shils, E. A.

Shils, E. A. 1910-1995

Shils, E.A., 1911-1995

Shils, Edward.

Shils, Edward 1910-1995

Shils Edward A.

Shils, Edward A. 1910-1995

Shils, Edward A. (Edward Albert), 1910-1995

Shils Edward Albert

Shils, Edward Albert 1910-1995

Shils, Edward Albert 1911-

Shils Edwards

Shils, Edwardt 1910-1995

Shirusu, Edowādo 1910-1995

Shwilchŭ, Edŭwŏdŭ 1910-1995

Xi'ersi 1910-1995

Xi'ersi, Aidehua 1910-1995

Едвард Шилз

Едвард Шилс

Едуард Шилс американски социолог

Шилз, Эдвард

אדוארד שילס

אדוארד שילס סוציולוג אמריקאי

쉴즈, 에드워드 1910-1995

쉴즈, 에드워드 알버트 1910-1995

エドワード・シルズ

シルス, エドワード

Languages
English (571)

Chinese (11)

German (4)

Spanish (3)

Japanese (2)

Korean (1)

Dutch (1)