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Weber and Levinas on Modernity and the Problem of Suffering: Reconstructing Social Theory as Ethically Framed Rather than Epistemologically Framed

Reconstructing Social Theory, History and Practice

ISBN: 978-1-78635-470-9, eISBN: 978-1-78635-469-3

ISSN: 0278-1204

Publication date: 22 November 2016

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An engagement between Weber and Levinas is almost unprecedented, especially on issues rationality and suffering despite their shared perspectives. What Levinas offers the reconstruction of social theory today is explored.

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Knapp, S.J. (2016), "Weber and Levinas on Modernity and the Problem of Suffering: Reconstructing Social Theory as Ethically Framed Rather than Epistemologically Framed", Reconstructing Social Theory, History and Practice (Current Perspectives in Social Theory, Vol. 35), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 145-170. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0278-120420160000035005

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