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Ideology and Utopia: An Introduction to the Sociology of Knowledge Ideology and Utopia: An Introduction to the Sociology of Knowledge by Karl Mannheim
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“In our contemporary social and intellectual plight, it is nothing less than shocking to discover that those persons who claim to have discovered an absolute are usually the same people who also pretend to be superior to the rest. To find people in our day attempting to pass off to the world and recommending to others some nostrum of the absolute which they claim to have discovered is merely a sign of the loss of and the need for intellectual and moral certainty, felt by broad sections of the population who are unable to look life in the face.”
Karl Mannheim, Ideology and Utopia: An Introduction to the Sociology of Knowledge
“Hence insight may be regarded as the core of social knowledge. It is arrived at by being on the inside of the phenomenon to. be observed, or, as Charles H. Cooley put it, by sympathetic introspection. It is the participation in an activity that generates interest, purpose, point of view, value, meaning, and intelligibility, as well as bias.”
Karl Mannheim, Ideology And Utopia: An Introduction to the Sociology of Knowledge
“The most important thing ...we can know about a man is what he takes for granted, and the most elemental and important facts about a society are those that are seldom debated and generally regarded as settled.”
Louis Wirth, Ideology and Utopia: An Introduction to the Sociology of Knowledge