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Pascalian Meditations

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This critique of scholastic reason can be made in the name of Pascal because his thought expressed the features of human existence which the scholastic outlook ignores - his concern with symbolic power, his refusal of the ambition of foundation, his attention, devoid of all populist naivete, to ordinary people and his determination to seek the raison d'etre of the seemingl ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Polity Press (first published January 1st 1997)
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Dhandayutha
Bourdieu is a very important sociologist of our era.Basic premise of this book is as old as philosophy itself. Bourdieu views his premise (What is the justification of human existence?) in various angles in terms of various terms he provides an analysis of the tools which are necessary for the justification of the human existence.Bourdieu defines himself as a pascalian,every chapter of this book can also be considered as a short introductions to his key concepts such as "habitus" "symbolic capit ...more
Николай
"Размишления по Паскал" е книга, която трябва да бъде прочетена не само от философи и социолози. В текста си Бурдийо съумява да обобщи доста смислено предходни свои теории - за хабитуса, за полето и за символния капитал. С теориите за символен капитал е необходимо да бъде запознат всеки мислещ човек, тъй като те са не само продължение на идеите на Фуко за археология, но и нещо, което е изключително актуално днес - когато редица явления се интерпретират погрешно.
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Bourdieu pioneered investigative frameworks and terminologies such as cultural, social, and symbolic capital, and the concepts of habitus, field or location, and symbolic violence to reveal the dynamics of power relations in social life. His work emphasized the role of practice and embodiment or forms in social dynamics and worldview construction, often in opposition to universalized Western philo ...more
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