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By Bruce Mazlish

During this e-book Mazlish examines the ancient origins of sociology, taking a look heavily at how what he phrases the "cash nexus"--the omnipresent substitution of cash for private relations--was perceived as altering the character of human relatives within the nineteenth century and ended in the advance of sociology as a method of facing this . Mazlish additionally considers the breakdown of connections in sleek society: how the orderly 18th century global during which God, humanity, and nature have been heavily hooked up to each other got here to get replaced with one in all felt disconnection, and the way individualism then got here to be noticeable as changing a feeling of group in smooth society. He investigates the paintings of a few 19th-century English writers who have been concerned about this breakdown of connections, together with Adam Smith, William Wordsworth, Edmund Burke, Thomas Carlyle, and especially novelists equivalent to Benjamin Disraeli, Elizabeth Gaskell, and George Eliot. He additionally explores the impact of Darwin, offers Engels and Marx as precursors of the technological know-how of sociology and discusses at size the most important founding figures of contemporary classical sociology: Ferdinand T?nnies, George Simmel, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber.

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The epistemological basis of these novels was individual experience. In this school of personal realism, the hero or heroine learns about him/herself. Part of such learning is also learning about others, for it is in relation to others that one best comes to know oneself. From its beginnings, the English novel especially was preoccupied with the structure of society; and even Defoe's Robinson Crusoe fits into this mold. Par excellence, the novel is the genre in which individual desire comes into conflict with the idea of an ordered and regulated society.

1 He was sufficiently taken with the phrase so as to repeat it in the next chapter ("Not LaissezFaire"). 2 The idea is then picked up by the young Friedrich Engels, in his 1844 review of Carlyle's Past and Present. Citing it as the only "work . . worth reading" of all the "fat books and thin pamphlets" which had appeared that past year in England, Engels quoted a long passage in which the "Cash payment" phrase appears, and added his own observation that a "dissolution of the old ties of society" was occurring in England.

He saw there "this wonderful relationship . . "26 To his contemporaries, by the time of publication of The Origin of Species (1859), Darwin had given the final rend to the fabric of nature, tearing it completely apart. They accused him of philosophical materialism, though he tried to bury his true beliefs in his Notebooks. What was left was a nature "red in tooth and claw," where the survival of the fittest echoed Hobbes's atomistic conception of nature, where each man warred against every other.

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