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This is book number 128 in the Studies in Critical Social Sciences series.
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The Sociogony re-examines the social ontology of what Durkheim calls 'social facts' in the light of critical and progressive hostilities to the facticity of facts and the necessity of moral absolutes in the shift from bourgeois liberalism to a neoliberal global order. The introduction offers a wide-ranging rumination on the concept of the absolute after its apparent downfall; the chapter on facts turns the problem of external authority on its head and the chapter dealing with the sociogony situates facts in a process of generation, rule, and decay. Drawing heavily on the works of Hegel, Marx, Weber, and Durkheim, the resulting synthesis is what the author refers to as a Marxheimian Social Theory that offers a new map and a stable ontology for the homeless mind.
About the Author
Mark P. Worrell, Ph.D. (2003, University of Kansas), is Professor of Sociology at SUNY Cortland. Worrell has published widely in critical theoretical journals, is the author of several previous books, and serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Critical Sociology.