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Doing philosophical sociology in troubled times: a reply to Simon Susen
journal contributionposted on 2022-07-20, 11:13 authored by Daniel Chernilo
In this intervention, I reply to Simon Susen’s review of myDebating Humanity. Towards a Philosophical Sociology. I am thankful for his detailed reading but contend that this discussion is a missed opportunity. The main thrust of my margument is that sociology is at a critical crossroads: it either goes back to its philosophical roots and develops a more urgent sense of its role in understanding some pressing normative challenges of our times, or else it runs the risk of irrelevance. Yet Susen’s review focuses on taxonomic distinctions that revolve mostly around themselves and thus fails to raise substantive questions.
- Social Sciences and Humanities
- Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy
Published inJournal of Political Power
Pages464 - 467
PublisherInforma UK Limited
- AM (Accepted Manuscript)
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Publisher statementThis is an Accepted Manuscript version of the following article, accepted for publication in Journal of Political Power. Daniel Chernilo (2020) Doing philosophical sociology in troubled times: a reply to Simon Susen, Journal of Political Power, 13:3, 464-467, DOI: 10.1080/2158379X.2020.1776453. It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.