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Conservatism: A Contribution to the Sociology of Knowledge - Karl Mannheim

Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. A little age-tanning to the margins of the panels.

From the cover: “Thomas Kuhn, the historian of science, has pointed out that new developments in science are often more decisively influenced by exemplary empirical studies than they are by exclusively theoretical reflections on scientific theories. This also applies to the work of Karl Mannheim. If Structures of Thinking and Ideology and Utopia represent Mannheim’s important theoretical exercises, his study of German conservatism is without doubt the work which proved to be paradigmatic for the sociology of knowledge. Many social scientists — even those not wholly satisfied with Mannheim’s attempts to work out the theoretical presuppositions and implications of a sociology of knowledge — acknowledge the importance of Mannheim’s inquiry into the origins of German conservatism. They see it as a decisive influence in the scientific enterprise of showing the social roots of complex intellectual structures without reductionism of the ideas or sociologically undifferentiated imputations.

Editor: David Kettler, Volker Meja & Nico Stehr
Size: 8¾" x 5½"
Number of Pages: [VII] 256
ISBN: 0710203381
Introduction: David Kettler, Volker Meja & Nico Stehr
Translator: David Kettler & Volker Meja (first draft by Elizabeth R. King)

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