Reflections on the Social Thought of Allama M.T. Jafari: Rediscovering the Sociological Relevance of the Primordial School of Social Theory

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University Press of America, Aug 14, 2010 - Social Science - 114 pages
When one speaks of sociology, places such as the US, UK, Germany, and France come to mind. To western or even eastern students of social sciences, the very idea that outside Europe and America one could come across sociological debates or theoretical debates on socio-cultural issues comes as a surprise, to say the least. In this work, the author presents the work of Allama M.T. Jafari, an Iranian, contemporary social thinker who worked within the parameters of Primordial School of Social Theory. This work is an attempt to enrich the existing literature on comparative sociology and social philosophy.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Biography
1
Chapter Two Relocating the Jafarian Perspective
7
Chapter Three Human Sciences and the Heptafold Domains of Sociology
33
Chapter Four Human Sciences in the Past Present and Future
41
Chapter Five Rationality Leben and Intelligible Life
51
Epilogue
79
Sources
85
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About the author (2010)

Seyed Javad Miri is an associate professor at the Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies and Sharif University in Tehran, Iran. His fields of research are sociology, history of religions, philosophy of science and social sciences, and psychoanalysis. He is also the editor of Islamic Perspective, which is aimed at creating debates in humanities and social sciences between thinkers of the East and West.

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