Two or three decades ago social philosophers
and statisticians and well-meaning philanthropists were still talking and writing about the deportation of the Negroes, or about their settlement within some restricted area, or about their settling in all parts of the Union, or about their decline through their neglect of their children, or about their rapid multiplication till they should expel the whites from the South--of every sort of nonsense under heaven.
Pop stars like Sean Connery, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, JK Rowling, and Annie Lennox aside, Scotland has produced engineer James Watt, inventor Alexander Graham Bell, penicillin discoverer Alexander Fleming, social philosopher
Adam Smith, and explorer David Livingstone.
Wilhelm Ropke (1899-1966): A Liberal Political Economist and Conservative Social Philosopher
The late Hungarian economist and social philosopher
is known for his trenchant critique of the state, but he was also, as David Gordon reveals, serious about the idea of a country as one's home, whose borders and institutions are not open to resident and stranger alike on equal terms.
Adam Smith, the Scottish social philosopher
and political theorist, was to articulate the principle for an eighteenth-century audience in his now classic An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations-.
Even for a country like the United States, which is obsessed with data and statistics (German social philosopher
A Passion for Society also lacks a coherent theorization of the harm that underpins social suffering (here social philosopher
Jeff Noonan's research on human life-requirements and ethics is pertinent).
Henceforth, to imagine social change happening, wherever domination and misrecognition occurs, the social philosopher
or activist needs to first analyze the intricacies of how power shapes and restricts what is thinkable, what is sayable, what seems reasonable--and to look for what is resisted or denigrated at the discourse level (Foucault, 1972; Forst, 2015).
Back in 1956, Erich Fromm, a psychologist and social philosopher
, wrote The Art of Loving.
Hoffer, an American longshoreman and social philosopher
, argued in True Believers that individuals who are experiencing these pressures and adopt this mindset are inclined to join mass movements that guarantee to change the world and improve their circumstances.
Scholars analyze the political thinking of social philosopher
Honneth as expressed in some of his recent publications.
In the early 1970s, when the Rolling Stones were coining money and Britain's top tax rate was 83 percent, Keith Richards, lead guitarist and social philosopher
, said: ''That's the same as being told to leave the country.'' The Stones decamped to France, leaving Britain, Tamny notes, to collect 83 percent of nothing.