Metaphor and History : The Western Idea of Social Development

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The primary purpose of Metaphor and History is to explain the sources and contexts of the Western idea of social development. Nisbet explores the concept of social change across the whole range of Western culture, from ancient Greece to the present day. He does not see the idea of social development as a nineteenth century phenomenon or a by-product of the idea of biological evolution.Instead, Nisbet finds the metaphor of organic growth and the analogy of the life cycle--among the oldest in the history of human thought--embedded in the pronouncements of sages, historians, and social scientists from Heraclitus and Aristotle to Comte, Marx, Spengler, Toynbee, Berdyaev, and Sorokin. He relates the classic Greek metaphor of growth, applied to society; the Christian epic, with its substance in the fusion of Hebrew and Greek ideas; and ideas of progress, natural history, evolution, and sociological functionalism.This book may be considered the "biography of a metaphor" of social development, one that has persisted through two and a half millennia of Western European history. A sociologists view of history, this is a work at once of synthesis and of exploration of the premises and foundations of social evolution and social change.
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Author: Robert Nisbet

Format: Hardback |1138528005pages

Dimensions:152 x 229mm | 454g

Publication Date: 42999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd

Language: English

ISBN 10: 1138528005

ISBN 13: 9781138528000