Nature, Social Relations And Human Needs: Essays in Honour of Ted Benton

Hardcover | December 15, 2008

EditorRob Stones

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Bringing together some of the most eminent thinkers in the field, this book celebrates the seminal contribution of Ted Benton to such pressing themes as: realism, naturalism and the philosophy of the social sciences, the continuing relevance of Marxism, philosophical anthropology and human needs, and ecology, society and natural limits.

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Bringing together some of the most eminent thinkers in the field, this book celebrates the seminal contribution of Ted Benton to such pressing themes as: realism, naturalism and the philosophy of the social sciences, the continuing relevance of Marxism, philosophical anthropology and human needs, and ecology, society and natural limits...

SANDRA MOOG teaches in the Sociology Department and in the Centre for Environment and Society at the University of Essex, UK and is currently completing her doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley.   ROB STONES is Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, UK. He is the author of Structuration Theory and Key Soci...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:December 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230201156

ISBN - 13:9780230201156

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Intricate Webs: Nature, Social Relations and Human Needs in the Writings of Ted Benton--R. Stones and S. Moog
PART I: REALISM, NATURALISM AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES  
"FOR Science in the Social Sciences": The End of the Road for Critical Realism?--G. McLennan
Practising Nature and Culture: An Essay for Ted Benton--J. Law
PART II: THE CONTINUING RELEVANCE OF MARXISM
The Continuing Relevance of Marxism--P. Devine
Four Pillars of a Revisionist Marxism--E. Morawska
PART III: THE CONTINUING RELEVANCE OF MARXISM 
Cognitive Capitalism and Species-Being--P. Dickens
Understanding Lay Normativity--A. Sayer
PART IV: ECOLOGY, SOCIETY AND NATURAL LIMITS
Ecological Politics for the Twenty-First Century: Where Does Nature Fit in?--S. Moog
Realism, Naturalism and the Red-Green Nexus: Bentons Contribution to Ecological Theory--K. Soper
Labour, Nature and Dependence--J. ONeill
Conclusion: Philosophy, Materialism and Nature: Comments and Reflections--T. Benton