Sociology of Philosophies A Global Theory of Intellectual Change

ISBN-10: 0674001877
ISBN-13: 9780674001879
Edition: 1998
Authors: Randall Collins
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List price: $42.50
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1120
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.432
Language: English

Introduction The Skeleton Of Theory Coalitions in the Mind
Networks across the Generations
Partitioning Attention Space: The Case of Ancient Greece
Comparative History Of Intellectual Communities
Asian Paths Innovation by Opposition: Ancient China
External and Internal Politics of the Intellectual World: India
Revolutions of the Organizational Base: Buddhist and Neo-Confucian China
Innovation through Conservatism: Japan
Conclusions to Part I: The Ingredients of Intellectual Life
Comparative History Of Intellectual Communities
Western Paths Tensions of Indigenous and Imported Ideas: Islam, Judaism, Christendom
Academic Expansion as a Two-Edged Sword: Medieval Christendom
Cross-Breeding Networks and Rapid-Discovery Science
Secularization and Philosophical Meta-territoriality
Intellectuals Take Control of Their Base: The German UniversityRevolution
The Post-revolutionary Condition: Boundaries as Philosophical Puzzles
Writers, Markets and Academic Networks: The French Connection Meta-Reflections Sequence and Branch in the Social Production of Ideas
Epilogue: Sociological Realism
The Clustering of Contemporaneous Creativity
The Incompleteness of Our Historical Picture
Keys to Figures
Index of Persons
Index of Subjects

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