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Dialectics in Social Thought

The Present Crisis

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Geoffrey R. Skoll
    Pages 1-19
  3. Geoffrey R. Skoll
    Pages 21-37
  4. Geoffrey R. Skoll
    Pages 39-55
  5. Geoffrey R. Skoll
    Pages 73-88
  6. Geoffrey R. Skoll
    Pages 89-105
  7. Geoffrey R. Skoll
    Pages 107-121
  8. Geoffrey R. Skoll
    Pages 123-139
  9. Geoffrey R. Skoll
    Pages 141-157
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 189-208

About this book


Dialectics in Social Thought examines the work of thinkers who used dialectics in their attempts to understand the world. Among them are foundational thinkers such as Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche; seminal social critics of the last century such as Camus and Sartre; and current contributors like Badiou, Rancière, and Žižek.


Dialectics Social Theory Philosophy Semiotics Phenomenology Marx Freud Social crisis World Systems crisis culture dialectic foundation Friedrich Nietzsche interaction Jean-Paul Sartre Karl Marx phenomenology present psychology society

About the authors

Geoffrey R. Skoll is emeritus faculty member in Criminal Justice at Buffalo State College, USA. Previous books include Contemporary Criminology and Criminal Justice Theory (2009) and Social Theory of Fear (2010).

Bibliographic information


“This book distinguishes itself by placing its central emphasis on the dialectical character of social thought(s), while seeking to reveal the value of dialectical thinking for the analysis of the contemporary social world. … this rich and timely book is highly likely to appeal to anyone interested in addressing the theoretical challenges posed by the neoliberal condition.” (Charles Masquelier, Sociology, Vol. 50 (3), June, 2016)