Debating Humanity: Towards a Philosophical Sociology by Daniel Chernilo

By Daniel Chernilo

Debating Humanity explores sociological and philosophical efforts to delineate key positive factors of humanity that establish us as contributors of the human species. After demanding the normative contradictions of up to date posthumanism, this publication is going again to the foundational debate on humanism among Jean-Paul Sartre and Martin Heidegger within the Nineteen Forties after which re-assesses the implicit and specific anthropological arguments recommend via seven top postwar theorists: self-transcendence (Hannah Arendt), version (Talcott Parsons), accountability (Hans Jonas), language (Jürgen Habermas), powerful reviews (Charles Taylor), reflexivity (Margaret Archer) and copy of lifestyles (Luc Boltanski). really interdisciplinary and boldly argued, Daniel Chernilo has crafted a singular philosophical sociology that defends a universalistic precept of humanity as very important to any sufficient knowing of social life.

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