Thorstein Veblen and His European Contemporaries, 1880-1940. A Study of Comparative Sociologies

Author: Tilman, Rick
Year:2011
Pages:512
ISBN:0-7734-1530-0
978-0-7734-1530-0
Price:299.95
This is the first systematic analysis of the intellectual and cultural relationship
between Thorstein Veblen and his contemporaries.

Reviews

“…As much as the title might suggest that the (Author) analysis rests on connections between people, it is not about scholars but about scholarly ideas. This is a first-rate study of ideas, that is, ideas that are situated in the context of the late 19th century.” -Prof. Doug Brown, Northern Arizona University

“…an important contribution to the intellectual history of western thought in the crucial period of time, 1880-1940. Contemporary thinkers are beginning to reassess this period because it is now recognized as the first great period of globalization.”-Prof. Ronnie J. Phillips, Colorado State University

“…the most important original thinker that America has produced. Veblen enriches modern social theory, particularly critical theory, with his unique contributions to economics, sociology, history, political science, evolutionary theory, esthetics, ethics, and the philosophy of science.”-Prof. William M. Dugger, University of Tulsa

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
List of Tables and Figures
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER ONE
1. Literature Review
2. The Research Question
3. Epistemological Consideration
4. Methodological Consideration
CHAPTER TWO
1. Context
2. Siar or Classical Muslim International Law
CHAPTER THREE
1. The Classical Muslim Paradigm
2. New Epistemological and Methodological Approaches
3. Contemporary Critics of the Doctrine of Jihad
CHAPTER FOUR
1. Military Revolutions before the Twentieth Century
2. Nuclear Weapons
3. The Dilemma of Rationality in Classical Jihad
CHAPTER FIVE
1. The Evolution of the Discourse on War
2. The Change in Attitudes toward War after World War II
3. Evolution of the Use of Force in Modern International Law
4. Normative Integration of Muslim States
5. Normative Contexts of Jihad: A Comparison
CONCLUSION
CHRONOLOGY OF THE MUSLIM WORLD UP TO 1924
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX