Debating Humanity: Towards a Philosophical Sociology by Daniel Chernilo

By Daniel Chernilo

Debating Humanity explores sociological and philosophical efforts to delineate key beneficial properties of humanity that establish us as individuals of the human species. After demanding the normative contradictions of latest posthumanism, this booklet 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 particular anthropological arguments recommend through seven top postwar theorists: self-transcendence (Hannah Arendt), model (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 figuring out of social life.

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