Ernest Gellner and Modernity Michael Lessnoff

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Ernest Gellner and Modernity  by  Michael Lessnoff

Ernest Gellner and Modernity by Michael Lessnoff
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Ernest Gellner (1925-1995) was one of the major thinkers of the 20th century. He held major chairs in philosophy, sociology and social anthropology during his distinguished career and contributed to a wide range of political and philosophicalMoreErnest Gellner (1925-1995) was one of the major thinkers of the 20th century. He held major chairs in philosophy, sociology and social anthropology during his distinguished career and contributed to a wide range of political and philosophical debates, most notably in linguistic philosophy, the theory of political nationalism and the theory of history.

Gellner was also an outspoken defender of the Enlightenment tradition and social democracy.-Michael Lessnoff presents an exposition of Gellners thought, both in terms of the specific areas in which he worked and the underlying consistency of his theoretical principles. Lessnoff provides a context within which to evaluate Gellners contribution to social and political thought and demonstrates the importance of Gellners work for contemporary political philosophy.



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