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Enter Plato (Rle Social Theory): Classical Greece and the Origins of Social Theory Alvin Ward Gouldner

Enter Plato (Rle Social Theory): Classical Greece and the Origins of Social Theory

Alvin Ward Gouldner

Published July 15th 2014
ISBN : 9781138783058
Hardcover
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In this volume, the author describes some of the salient features of the Athenian social structure and culture, as well as the wider Hellenic society. The aim is not to reveal new facts about this much-studied civilization, but rather to apply suchMoreIn this volume, the author describes some of the salient features of the Athenian social structure and culture, as well as the wider Hellenic society. The aim is not to reveal new facts about this much-studied civilization, but rather to apply such perspectives as are common to sociologists to help understand how this civilization gave rise to and shaped Plato s social theory. This, then, is a study in the sociology of knowledge of the Platonic origins of Western social theory, of some of the earliest secular diagnoses of and proposed remedies for the human condition, and of the growth of critical reflection on human relationships as it emerged in ancient Greece.