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Durkheim, the ‘founding father’ of sociology

  “…Solidarity is, literally something which the society possesses.” – Émile Durkheim (April 15, 1858 – November 15, 1917)   David Émile Durkheim was a French sociologist, social psychologist and philosopher. Along with Karl Marx and Max Weber, he formally established the academic discipline and and is commonly cited as the principal architect of modern social science […]

Hot Off the Press – New Journal Issues Published in February

  Sartre Studies International An Interdisciplinary Journal of Existentialism and Contemporary Culture Volume 21, Issue 2 This is a special issue on the Diverse Lineages of Existentialism conference held in St. Louis from June 19 to 21, 2014. This conference featured a number of panels devoted to the work of eminent Sartre scholars: Ronald Aronson, […]

Reading Hannah Arendt

“There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking it-self is dangerous.” ― Hannah Arendt   Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) was one of the most influential political philosophers of the twentieth century. Born into a German-Jewish family, she was forced to leave Germany in 1933 and lived in Paris for the next eight years, working for a number of […]

A Philosopher Discusses Design Rhetoric

Below is an electronic interview between the Berghahn blog editor and Annina Schneller, contributor to the latest issue of the journal Nature and Culture. Annina Schneller is a contributor to the article titled “Design Rhetoric: Studying the Effects of Designed Objects” which appears in Volume 10, Number 3.     Annina Schneller, how come a […]

International Day of Democracy 2015

  In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy—with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy—and invited all member states and organizations to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner that contributes to raising public awareness. Read more about this special day […]

Q&A for Democratic Theory: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Berghahn is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new journal in 2014, Democratic Theory – An Interdisciplinary Journal. The first issue has been published this month! Democratic Theory is a peer-reviewed journal that encourages philosophical and interdisciplinary contributions which critically explore democratic theory – in all its forms. Below is the transcript of an electronic […]

Marx is the New Black

Were he still alive, the philosopher behind The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital would be celebrating his 196th birthday today. Marx has made a comeback recently, with new books on his life and ideas popping up more frequently, and a new wave of “Millennial Marxists” taking to social media to discuss the original socialist’s ideas […]