Surviving the Twentieth Century: Social Philosophy from the Frankfurt School to the Columbia Faculty Seminars

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Judith Marcus
Transaction Publishers, 1999 - 436 halaman
Surviving the TwentiethCentury celebrates the achievements of the renowned sociologist Joseph Maier.A superb teacher and respected scholar of formidable scope, Maier's work encompassed a varietyof disciplines, including sociology, philosophy, and political science. He is well known for hiscomparative research on Latin America as well as Jewish law and tradition. As Judith Marcusobserves, Maier helped to establish comparative-historical sociology as an acknowledged field ofstudy. This volume records and pays tribute to his scholarship and significant public service. The volume is divided into parts reflecting the breath ofMaier's intellectual interests. Contributors are drawn from a variety of fields and geographicalarenas. Part 1 consists of biographical interviews and personal observations on Maier and hiswork by Herman Berlinski, David Berlinski, Geoffrey Lloyd, Enrique Kraue and Aaron W. Warner.Part 2 includes contributions addressing some of the main themes in Maier's work: theinteraction of nationalism, community and personal identity; the impact of politics on socialscience; culture, politics, and religion. Contributors include Abraham Edel, William Safran,Reinhard Kreckel, Zoltan Tarr, Sandro Segre, Ludwig von Friedberg , Irving Louis Horowit, JudithMarcus, Edith Kurweil, Paul Neurath, Ruth Rubinstein, Andrew P. Lyons and Harriet D. Lyons, TonyCarnes, and Elfriede ?ner. Part 3 reflects the impact ofMaier's work on other scholars. It includes essays on philosophy, religion, literature andintellectual responsibility. Contributors include Tom Rockmore, Laurent Stern, Edmund Leites,Alfred Schmidt, Norbert Altwicker, Rita Kucynski, Gerard Raulet, and Peter Gottwald. Part 4covers the influence of crisis on Jewish intellectual life, and includes contributions byHerbert Strauss, Emanuel Maier, Leon A. Feldman, Hannelore Knl, and Johann Maier. The volumeconcludes, in part 5, with personal tributes to Maier by Curt C. Silberman, C. AlexanderWeinstock, and Helen Hacker. The volume includes an illuminating introduction by Judith Marcus,thematic essay by Joseph Maier, and a selected bibliography of his work. Scholars who have been influenced by Maier will welcomethis volume. Those who are not familiar with the scope of his contributions will benefit fromthe experience of seeing how his work has affected the choices of others. This is the 24thvolume issued in Transaction's distinguished scholar(festschrift) series. Judith T. Marcus is an associate professor of Sociology atSUNY at Potsdam, and author of Georg Lukcs and Thomas Mann: A Study in theSociology of Literature.
 

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An Introduction
1
Vico and Critical Theory
9
The Story of a Friendship
23
A Personal Reminiscence
29
Reflections on His Career
49
Nationality Citizenship and Sociocultural Community
59
Politics and Problems of Collective Identity
65
Social Integration National Identity and German Unification
85
Philosophy Literature and Intellectual Responsibility
225
Semantics and StreetBred Irreverence
241
My German Visitors
259
Religionsphilosophie und Religionskritik bei Ernst Bloch
269
Benedictus de Spinoza
279
Sich Nicht zur Unzeit BegegnenEin Feature
295
Aufklarung dans levolution de la Théorie critique
311
Ansatze zu einer Erinnerungskultur als Praxis
331

Ethnicity Nationality and Nationalism in Early
97
On Peter Blaus Interpretation of Simmel
107
Education and Society in Germany
115
The IdealTypical Presentation of the Jewish
139
What Tocqueville Might Say About Our NEA
153
TwentyFive Year History of the Club of Rome
163
Madonnas Like a Prayer
175
SelfReflections
197
Existenzialistische Aufklarung Anklange der Leipziger
209
Torah as Movable Territory
369
The Jews of Barcelona in the Time of R Nissim b Reuben
377
Zeichen für Frommigkeit und Gelehrsamkeit
383
Zwischen den Machten Gottesherrschaft und Weltpolitik
397
A Message
415
About the Contributors
421
Selected Bibliography of Joseph B Maier
427
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