Title

The Calling of Social Thought: Rediscovering the Work of Edward Shils

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2019

Abstract

Edward Shils was a central figure in twentieth century social thought. He held appointments both at Chicago and Cambridge and was a crucial link between British and American intellectual life. This volume collects essays by distinguished contributors which deal with the major facets of Shils' thought, including his relations with Michael Polanyi, his parallels with Michael Oakeshott, his defense of the traditional university, his fundamental philosophical anthropology, and his important work on such topics as tradition, civility, and the nation. As an introduction to this complex and original thinker, it will be of interest to scholars and students in a number of fields, including sociology and social theory, but also to anyone interested in the intellectual life as it was lived in the mid-twentieth century, in the face of the Cold War and ideological struggle.

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Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

C. Adair-Toteff & S. Turner (Eds.), The Calling of Social Thought: Rediscovering the Work of Edward Shils, Manchester University Press, 288 p.

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