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Joas, Hans 1948-

Works: 201 works in 911 publications in 9 languages and 18,480 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Lectures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Creator, Honoree, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: B945.M464, 301
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Most widely held works by Hans Joas
The sacredness of the person : a new genealogy of human rights by Hans Joas( )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aims to provide an affirmative genealogy of the unviersalism of values," through a history of our discovery of them
War in social thought : Hobbes to the present by Hans Joas( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, the first of its kind, provides a sweeping critical history of social theories about war and peace from Hobbes to the present. Distinguished social theorists Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl present both a broad intellectual history and an original argument as they trace the development of thinking about war over more than 350 years--from the premodern era to the period of German idealism and the Scottish and French enlightenments, and then from the birth of sociology in the nineteenth century through the twentieth century. While focusing on social thought, the book draws on many disciplines, including philosophy, anthropology, and political science. Joas and Knöbl demonstrate the profound difficulties most social thinkers -- including liberals, socialists, and those intellectuals who could be regarded as the first sociologists -- had in coming to terms with the phenomenon of war, the most obvious form of large-scale social violence. With only a few exceptions, these thinkers, who believed deeply in social progress, were unable to account for war because they regarded it as marginal or archaic, and on the verge of disappearing. This overly optimistic picture of the modern world persisted in social theory even in the twentieth century, as most sociologists and social theorists either ignored war and violence in their theoretical work or tried to explain it away. The failure of the social sciences and especially sociology to understand war, Joas and Knöbl argue, must be seen as one of the greatest weaknesses of disciplines that claim to give a convincing diagnosis of our times."--The dust-jacket front flap
The benefit of broad horizons : intellectual and institutional preconditions for a global social science : festschrift for Bjorn Wittrock on the occasion of his 65th birthday by Hans Joas( )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than perhaps anybody else in the world, the Swedish social scientist Björn Wittrock has contributed - both on the intellectual and institutional level - to making a truly global science possible. This book is devoted to an appreciation of his contributions
Faith as an option : possible futures for Christianity by Hans Joas( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many people these days regard religion as outdated and are unable to understand how believers can intellectually justify their faith. Nonbelievers have long assumed that progress in technology and the sciences renders religion irrelevant. Believers, in contrast, see religion as vital to society's spiritual and moral well-being. But does modernization lead to secularization? Does secularization lead to moral decay? Sociologist Hans Joas argues that these two supposed certainties have kept scholars from serious contemporary debate and that people must put these old arguments aside in order for d
Communicative action : essays on Jürgen Habermas's The theory of communicative action( Book )

42 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in German and English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Axial Age and its consequences by Robert N Bellah( )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first classics in human history-the early works of literature, philosophy, and theology to which we have returned throughout the ages-appeared in the middle centuries of the first millennium BCE. The canonical texts of the Hebrew scriptures, the philosophical writings of Plato and Aristotle, the Analects of Confucius and the Daodejing, the Bhagavad Gita and the teachings of the Buddha-all of these works came down to us from the compressed period of history that Karl Jaspers memorably named the Axial Age. In The Axial Age and Its Consequences, Robert Bellah and Hans Joas make the bold claim that intellectual sophistication itself was born worldwide during this critical time. Across Eurasia, a new self-reflective attitude toward human existence emerged, and with it an awakening to the concept of transcendence. From Axial Age thinkers we inherited a sense of the world as a place not just to experience but to investigate, envision, and alter through human thought and action. Bellah and Joas have assembled diverse scholars to guide us through this astonishing efflorescence of religious and philosophical creativity. As they explore the varieties of theorizing that arose during the period, they consider how these in turn led to utopian visions that brought with them the possibility of both societal reform and repression. The roots of our continuing discourse on religion, secularization, inequality, education, and the environment all lie in Axial Age developments. Understanding this transitional era, the authors contend, is not just an academic project but a humanistic endeavor."--Jacket
The creativity of action by Hans Joas( Book )

53 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La creatividad de la acción es la obra maestra de Hans Joas. En ella explicitó su teoría sociológica, presentándola como un paradigma alternativo a los dominantes, el normativo y el de la acción racional. La figura de este sociólogo alemán ha ido ocupando un lugar de referencia central en las discusiones de la sociología internacional, desde la década de los 80. Así como el neofuncionalismo, encarnado en la obra de Luhmann, ha intentado renovar el gran paradigma funcionalista, Joas propone, en expresa confrontación con el neofuncionalismo y con el paradigma de la acción racional, otro alternativo e innovador que replantea la teoría de la acción partiendo del reconocimiento del carácter creativo del obrar humano, puesto de relieve por G. H. Mead y John Dewey, con un desarrollo genuinamente original de relevantes consecuencias para la articulación de la teoría. Con el replanteamiento de la actividad de los colectivos humanos y de los procesos fundamentales de la socialización y de la institucionalización que de ahí se derivan, Joas propone en el último capítulo un sugestivo reenfoque, lleno de sensibilidad para la contingencia y el dinamismo de los escenarios de la actividad colectiva, que se convierte en el sillar de su empeño por fundamentar una teoría, de profunda sensibilidad democrática, acerca de la configuración de los escenarios de convivencia. Esta teoría incorpora una crítica de fondo a la teoría de la diferenciación, el paradigma dominante en la explicación de los cambios sociales, a la que contrapone su propia teoría de la activación de la responsabilidad colectiva en la gestión de los asuntos comunes. Esa es su propuesta para una ‘democracia creativa’
G.H. Mead, a contemporary re-examination of his thought by Hans Joas( Book )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genesis of values by Hans Joas( Book )

41 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most important issues in public and academic debate is the concept of value and the difficulty in defining it. In this book, the social theorist Hans Joas explores the nature of values in relation to some of the leading figures of 20th century philosophy and social theory. Seeking to synthesize utilitarian and normativist approaches, Joas argues that only by appreciating the creative nature of human action can we understand how values and value commitments arise. Values, Joas suggests, arise in experiences of self-formation and self-transcendence. He arrives at this thesis by tracing the tensions in the work of thinkers including Friedrich Nietzsche, William James, Max Scheler and John Dewey. He goes on to explore the work of Charles Taylor, and concludes with an examination of postmodern challenges to the concept of identity and with a provocative critique of Habermas' treatment of the relation between the right and the good. Throughout the book, Joas differentiates between values, norms and desires
Social action and human nature by Axel Honneth( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pragmatism and social theory by Hans Joas( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rising concerns among scholars about the intellectual and cultural foundations of democracy have led to a revival of interest in the American philosophical tradition of pragmatism. In this book, Hans Joas shows how pragmatism can link divergent intellectual efforts to understand the social contexts of human knowledge, individual freedom, and democratic culture. Along with pragmatism's impact on American sociology and social research from 1895 to the 1940s, Joas traces its reception by French and German traditions during this century. He explores the influences of pragmatism--often misunderstood--on Emile Durkheim's sociology of knowledge, and on German thought, with particularly enlightening references to its appropriation by Nazism and its rejection by neo-Marxism. He also explores new currents of social theory in the work of Habermas, Castoriadis, Giddens, and Alexander, fashioning a bridge between Continental thought, American philosophy, and contemporary sociology he shows how the misapprehension and neglect of pragmatism has led to systematic deficiencies in contemporary social theory. From this skillful historical and theoretical analysis, Joas creates a powerful case for the enduring legacy of Peirce, James, Dewey, and Mead for social theorists today
The cultural values of Europe( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is the cultural identity of Europe? Are there specifically European values? Questions such as these are at the centre of a considerable number of political and scholarly debates in contemporary Europe. In this international best-seller, a group of acclaimed historians, sociologists and philosophers explore the value traditions of Europe to produce a thought-provoking image of contemporary European self-understanding. The volume combines two approaches, looking both at specific cultural traditions (for example, 'Athens and Jerusalem') and at specific values (for example, 'freedom', 'rationality')." "The Cultural Values of Europe will be required reading for anyone hoping to understand the common cultural ground in Europe."--Jacket
Lehrbuch der Soziologie by Hans Joas( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in German and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soziologische Texte zu lesen ist meist eine Mühsal. Dieses Lehrbuch, anschaulich geschrieben und illustriert, will die Lust bei Studierenden wecken, sich gründlich mit unserer Gesellschaft auseinanderzusetzen. Der" Joas"ist das erste deutschsprachige Lehrbuch der Soziologie, das neben solidem Fachwissen besonderen Wert auch auf gute Didaktik legt und so an deutschen Universitäten zum erfolgreich eingeführten Standardwerk wurde. Mithilfe von Schaukästen, Grafiken, Bibliografie und Webliografie sowie Kontrollfragen zu jedem Kapitel vermitteln führende Fachvertreter anschaulich einen Überblick über die großen Themengebiete der Soziologie sowie den aktuellen Wissensstand. Für diese 3. Auflage wurden alle Kapitel aktualisiert. Darüber hinaus erschließen zwei neue Kapitel weitere wichtige Gegenstandsbereiche der Soziologie:" Technik und Gesellschaft"und" Medien- und Massenkommunikation ". Damit bietet das Lehrbuch jetzt auf BA-Studierende und Nebenfachstudenten zugeschnittene Einführungen in die wichtigsten Teilsoziologien
Secularization and the world religions by Forum Für Verantwortung( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question of religion, its contemporary and future significance and its role in society and state is currently perceived as an urgent one by many and is widely discussed within the public sphere. But it has also long been one of the core topics of the historically oriented social sciences. The immense stock of knowledge furnished by the history of religion and religious studies, theology, sociology and history has to be introduced into the public conscience today. This can promote greater awareness of the contemporary global religious situation and its links with politics and economics and counter rash syntheses such as the "clash of civilizations". This volume is concerned with the connections between religions and the social world and with the extent, limits, and future of secularization. The first part deals with major religious traditions and their explicit or implicit ideas about the individual, social and political order. The second part gives an overview of the religious situation in important geographical areas. Additional contributions analyze the legal organization of the relationship between state and religion in a global perspective and the role of the natural sciences in the process of secularization. The contributors are internationally renowned scholars like Winfried Brugger, José Casanova, Friedrich Wilhelm Graf, Hans Joas, Hans G. Kippenberg, Gudrun Krämer, David Martin, Eckart Otto and Rudolf Wagner
Social theory : twenty introductory lectures by Hans Joas( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 deals with newly emerging schools from rational choice to symbolic interactionism, with new ambitious approaches (Habermas, Luhmann, Giddens, Bourdieu), structuralism and antistructuralism, critical revisions of modernization theory, feminism and neopragmatism. Written by two of the world's leading sociologists and based on their extensive academic teaching, this unrivalled work is ideal both for students in the social sciences and humanities and for anyone interested in contemporary theoretical debates."--Jacket
War and modernity by Hans Joas( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title takes up the claims of modernity and confronts them with a stark reality: the ongoing proliferation of war. How can contemporary social and political thought come to terms with this apparent failure of modernity? Throughout the 20th century the global struggle of ideologies put pay to the dream that wars were somehow the relic of a bygone, unenlightened age, but now, in the aftermath of the Cold War era, how are we to account for the persistence of war and state violence? Drawing on a wide range of material, from World War I and Vietnam to the Gulf War and the conflicts in the Balkans, Joas engages with contemporary debates in the sociology and politics of war and develops his own line of argument concerning the role of warfare in modern societies. He aligns himself with figures such as Giddens and Mann in the attempt to establish a new and non-functionalist theory of social change
The dialogical turn : new roles for sociology in the postdisciplinary age by Charles Camic( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its birth, sociology has struggled vainly to achieve an encompassing intellectual 'synthesis' as it has fought against the explosion of ideas about the social world. This volume considers an alternative response that has recently developed to conditions of intellectual fragmentation: 'the dialogical turn, ' a sociological approach that welcomes a plurality of orientations and perspectives as the essential basis for establishing productive dialogue. This volume explores this exciting approach, building on the ideas of Donald N. Levine, whose extensive writings on the forms and functions of
Praktische Intersubjektivität : d. Entwicklung d. Werkes von George Herbert Mead by Hans Joas( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in German and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The timeliness of George Herbert Mead( )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Herbert Mead is widely considered one of the most influential American philosophers of the twentieth century, and his work remains vibrant and relevant to many areas of scholarly inquiry today. "The Timeliness of George Herbert Mead" brings together a range of scholars who provide detailed analyses of Mead's importance to innovative fields of scholarship, including cognitive science, environmental studies, democratic epistemology, and social ethics, non-teleological historiography, and the history of the natural and social sciences. Edited by well-respected Mead scholars Hans Joas and Daniel R. Huebner, the volume as a whole makes a coherent statement that places Mead in dialogue with current research, pushing these domains of scholarship forward while also revitalizing the growing literature on an author who has an ongoing and major influence on sociology, psychology, and philosophy
Hans Joas in der Diskussion Kreativität - Selbsttranszendenz - Gewalt by Hermann Deuser( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

InhaltsverzeichnisInhaltVorwort7Zur EinleitungPragmatik und WiderstreitHeinrich Wilhelm Schäfer11Hans Joas und sein WerkChristoph Markschies19PragmatismusKreativität und AbduktionHermann Deuser35Antwort auf Hermann DeuserHans Joas49ReligionReligionsanalyse im Zusammenhang mit einer pragmatistischen HandlungstheorieHans G. Kippenberg59Antwort auf Hans Gerhard KippenbergHans Joas79NormativitätWertbindung ohne Relativismusfalle?Lutz Wingert89Antwort auf Lutz WingertHans Joas113KriegDie Sozialtheorie und das Problem des KriegesWolfgang Knöbl121Antwort auf Wolfgang KnöblHans Joas137MenschenrechteDi
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Social action and human nature
Communicative action : essays on Jürgen Habermas's The theory of communicative actionThe creativity of actionG.H. Mead, a contemporary re-examination of his thoughtThe genesis of valuesSocial action and human naturePragmatism and social theoryThe cultural values of EuropeSecularization and the world religions
Alternative Names
Hans Joas deutscher Soziologe und Sozialphilosoph

Hans Joas Duits socioloog

Hans Joas German sociologist

Hans Joas German sociologist and social theorist

Hans Joas germana sociologo

Hans Joas professor académico alemão

Hans Joas sociòleg alemany

Hans Joas sociolog german

Hans Joas sociólogo alemán

Hans Joas sociologue allemand

Hans Joas tysk professor

Hanss Joass

Joas, C. 1948-

Joas, Chans

Joas, Chans 1948-

Joas, H. 1948-

Yoasŭ, H. 1948-

Yoasu, Hansu

Yoasŭ, Hansŭ 1948-

Yuwās, Hānz 1948-

Йоас, Ханс

Йоас, Ханс‏ 1948-

요아스, 한스 1948-

요하스, 한스 1948-

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