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Book review: Pragmatic humanism: on the nature and value of sociological knowledge by Marcus Morgan

Carter, Adam (2016) Book review: Pragmatic humanism: on the nature and value of sociological knowledge by Marcus Morgan. LSE Review of Books (18 May 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Pragmatic Humanism: On the Nature and Value of Sociological Knowledge, Marcus Morgan positions sociology not as a science of society, but as a discipline of humanity. Rather than resurrect a problematic, classical conception of humanism, Morgan instead engages with past and contemporary critiques of humanist thought to position humanism as a pragmatic approach to sociology that draws on human action as a tool for progressive social change. Adam Carter heartily recommends this invigorating book to anyone interested in forging a politically engaged and humane social studies.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Review of Books; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 13:46
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66863

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