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  1. The creativity of action.Hans Joas, Jeremy Gaines & Paul Keast - 1998 - Sociological Theory 16 (3):282.
    Hans Joas is one of the foremost social theorists in Germany today. Based on Joas’s celebrated study of George Herbert Mead, this work reevaluates the contribution of American pragmatism and European philosophical anthropology to theories of action in the social sciences. Joas also establishes direct ties between Mead’s work and approaches drawn from German traditions of philosophical anthropology. Joas argues for adding a third model of action to the two predominant models of rational and normative action—one that emphasizes the creative (...)
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    Pragmatism and Social Theory.Hans Joas - 1993 - University of Chicago Press.
    Rising concerns among scholars about the intellectual and cultural foundations of democracy have led to a revival of interest in the American philosophical tradition of pragmatism. In this book, Hans Joas shows how pragmatism can link divergent intellectual efforts to understand the social contexts of human knowledge, individual freedom, and democratic culture. Along with pragmatism's impact on American sociology and social research from 1895 to the 1940s, Joas traces its reception by French and German traditions during this century. He explores (...)
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    G.H. Mead: A Contemporary Re-Examination of His Thought.Hans Joas - 1985 - Cambridge: MIT Press.
    In this book, Hans Joas interweaves Mead's political and intellectual biography with the development of his theories.
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  4. The Genesis of Values.Hans Joas - 2001 - University of Chicago Press.
    Public and intellectual debates have long struggled with the concept of values and the difficulties of defining them. With _The Genesis of Values,_ renowned theorist Hans Joas explores the nature of these difficulties in relation to some of the leading figures of twentieth-century philosophy and social theory: Friedrich Nietzsche, William James, Max Scheler, John Dewey, Georg Simmel, Charles Taylor, and Jürgen Habermas. Joas traces how these thinkers came to terms with the idea of values, and then extends beyond them with (...)
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    The Genesis of Values.Hans Joas - 2000 - Polity.
    One of the most important issues in public and academic debate is the concept of value and the difficulty in defining it. In this new book, the leading social theorist Hans Joas explores the nature of values in relation to some of the leading figures of twentieth-century philosophy and social theory. Seeking to synthesize utilitarian and normativist approaches, Joas argues that only by appreciating the creative nature of human action can we understand how values and value commitments arise. Values, Joas (...)
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    Social Action and Human Nature.Kenneth Baynes, Axel Honneth, Hans Joas & Raymond Meyer - 1992 - Philosophical Review 101 (2):436.
  7. G. H. Mead: A Contemporary Re-examination of His Thought.Hans Joas & Raymond Meyer - 1987 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 1 (1):77-81.
     
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    Die Kreativität des Handelns. [REVIEW]Hans Joas - 1995 - Philosophical Quarterly 45 (179):247-249.
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  9. Social Theory: Twenty Introductory Lectures.Hans Joas & Wolfgang Knöbl - 2009 - Cambridge University Press.
    Social theory is the theoretical core of the social sciences, clearly distinguishable from political theory and cultural analysis. This book offers a unique overview of the development of social theory from the end of the Second World War in 1945 to the present day. Spanning the literature in English, French and German, it provides an excellent background to the most important social theorists and theories in contemporary sociological thought, with crisp summaries of the main books, arguments and controversies. It also (...)
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  10. G. H. Mead: A Contemporary Re-Examination of His Thought.Hans Joas - 1986 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 22 (3):338-343.
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    The Timeliness of George Herbert Mead.Hans Joas & Daniel R. Huebner (eds.) - 2016 - London: University of Chicago Press.
    George Herbert Mead is widely considered one of the most influential American philosophers of the twentieth century, and his work remains vibrant and relevant to many areas of scholarly inquiry today. The Timeliness of George Herbert Mead brings together a range of scholars who provide detailed analyses of Mead’s importance to innovative fields of scholarship, including cognitive science, environmental studies, democratic epistemology, and social ethics, non-teleological historiography, and the history of the natural and social sciences. Edited by well-respected Mead scholars (...)
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  12. Pragmatismus und Gesellschaftstheorie.Hans Joas - 1994 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 30 (1):203-212.
     
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    War in Social Thought: Hobbes to the Present.Hans Joas & Wolfgang Knöbl - 2012 - Princeton University Press.
    Argues that sociologists have either ignored or grappled with the idea of war and examines the reasons behind this denial of the violent nature of the human race.
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  14. The problem of the emergence of new morality and new institutions as a leitmotif in Durkheim's oeuvre.Hans Joas - 1993 - In Stephen P. Turner (ed.), Emile Durkheim: Sociologist and Moralist. Routledge. pp. 223.
     
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    The Dialogical Turn: New Roles for Sociology in the Postdisciplinary Age.Charles Camic & Hans Joas (eds.) - 2003 - Rowman & Littlefield.
    Since its birth, sociology has struggled vainly to achieve an encompassing intellectual 'synthesis' as it has fought against the explosion of ideas about the social world. This volume considers an alternative response that has recently developed to conditions of intellectual fragmentation: 'the dialogical turn, ' a sociological approach that welcomes a plurality of orientations and perspectives as the essential basis for establishing productive dialogue. This volume explores this exciting approach, building on the ideas of Donald N. Levine, whose extensive writings (...)
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    Kommunikatives Handeln.Axel Honneth & Hans Joas (eds.) - 1986
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  17. La Créativité de L'Agir.Hans Joas & Pierre Rusch - 1999
  18. Praktische Intersubjektivität: D. Entwicklung D. Werkes von George Herbert Mead.Hans Joas - 1980
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    The Sacredness of the Person.Hans Joas - 2015 - In Lars Charbonnier & Wilhelm Gräb (eds.), Religion and Human Rights: Global Challenges From Intercultural Perspectives. De Gruyter. pp. 25-38.
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    The Creativity of Action and the Intersubjectivity of Reason: Mead's Pragmatism and Social Theory.Hans Joas - 1990 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 26 (2):165 - 194.
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    The Autonomy of the Self: The Meadian Heritage and its Postmodern Challenge.Hans Joas - 1998 - European Journal of Social Theory 1 (1):7-18.
    This paper addresses the question of the relationship between creativity and autonomy - originally related to each other in the concept of the `self' as one of the crucial parts of the Meadian and symbolic interactionist heritage - and asks how we should construe this relation today. After a brief reconstruction of the history of the notions of `self' and `identity' the paper takes up the postmodern challenge of these notions by clarifying and partially revising them. It discusses the three (...)
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    On Articulation.Hans Joas - 2002 - Constellations 9 (4):506-515.
  23. Creativity and society.Hans Joas & Erkki Kilpinen - 2006 - In John R. Shook & Joseph Margolis (eds.), A Companion to Pragmatism. Blackwell.
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    Mead's position in intellectual history and his early philosophical writings.Hans Joas - 1991 - In Mitchell Aboulafia (ed.), Philosophy, Social Theory, and the Thought of George Herbert Mead. Suny Press. pp. 57--86.
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    Situated Creativity: A Way out of the Impasse of the Heidegger-Cassirer Debate.Hans Joas - 2015 - History of European Ideas 41 (4):565-570.
    SummaryThis paper criticizes the dualism of “thrownness” and “spontaneity” in Peter Gordon's interpretation of the Heidegger-Cassirer debate and shows that American pragmatism and other currents of thought offer an alternative in the form of a conception of situated creativity.
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    The intersubjective constitution of the body-image.Hans Joas - 1983 - Human Studies 6 (1):197 - 204.
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    Evidenz oder Evidenzgefühl Max Schelers Phänomenologie und ihr religiöser Anspruch.Hans Joas - 2015 - Philosophische Rundschau 62 (2):155-171.
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  28. The Benefit of Broad Horizons: Intellectual and Institutional Preconditions for a Global Social Science.Hans Joas & Barbro Klein (eds.) - 2010 - Brill.
    More than perhaps anybody else in the world, the Swedish social scientist Björn Wittrock has contributed - both on the intellectual and institutional level - to making a truly global science possible. This book is devoted to an appreciation of his contributions.
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    Sacralization and Desacralization: Political Domination and Religious Interpretation.Hans Joas - 2016 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 36 (2):25-42.
    In my writings on the history of human rights, the Axial Age, and the genesis of values, I have treated the experience of self-transcendence and the attribution of sacredness as a fundamental anthropological phenomenon. But this fundamental fact of ideal formation has a flip side: The sacralization of particular meanings is originally always also the sacralization of a collectivity. This I call the danger of self-sacralization. In this contribution I offer a brief, historically oriented sociological sketch of the tensions between (...)
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  30. Kommunikatives Handeln, Beiträge zu Jürgen Habermas « Theorie des kommunikatives Handelns » , coll. « Suhrkamp Taschenbuch Wissenschaft », n° 625.Axel Honneth & Hans Joas - 1987 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 177 (4):562-563.
     
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  31. Im Bannkreis der Freiheit: Religionstheorie nach Hegel und Nietzsche.Hans Joas - 2020 - Berlin: Suhrkamp.
  32. Decline of community? Comparative observations on germany and the united states.Hans Joas - 1999 - In Josef Janning, Charles Kupchan & Dirk Rumberg (eds.), Civic Engagement in the Atlantic Community. Bertelsmann Foundation Publishers.
     
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  33. Der Westen und die Menschenrechte: im interdisziplinären Gespräch mit Hans Joas.Hans Joas, Michael Kühnlein & Jean-Pierre Wils (eds.) - 2019 - Baden-Baden: Nomos.
     
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  34. Eine historische Skizze zur Macht des Heiligen.Hans Joas - 2019 - In Klaus Herbers, Andreas Nehring & Karin Steiner (eds.), Sakralität und Macht. Franz Steiner Verlag.
     
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  35. Introduction.Hans Joas & Daniel R. Huebner - 2016 - In Hans Joas & Daniel R. Huebner (eds.), The Timeliness of George Herbert Mead. University of Chicago Press. pp. 1-12.
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  36. Machtpolitischer Realismus Und Pazifistische Utopie: Krieg Und Frieden in der Geschichte der Sozialwissenschaften.Hans Joas & Helmut Steiner - 1989
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  37. Peace through democracy? [REVIEW]Hans Joas - 2012 - European Journal of Social Theory 15 (1):21-34.
    This article is an attempt to discuss possible causal relationships between ‘war’ and ‘democracy’. One can ask: What is the impact of wars on democracies – and what is the effect of a state’s democratic nature on its behaviour with respect to war? If we add the distinction between ‘socialization’ and ‘selection’, we realize that four key questions arise. All four questions are discussed here on the basis of theoretical reflections taken from the history of social thought and with reference (...)
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  38. Review Essay A Postdisciplinary History of Disciplines: Two Recent Publications in the History of Sociology. [REVIEW]Hans Joas - 1999 - European Journal of Social Theory 2 (1):109-122.
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  39. Språk och artikulation.Hans Joas - 2003 - Res Publica 58:54-66.
     
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  40. The Benefit of Broad Horizons: Intellectual and Institutional Preconditions for a Global Social Science. International comparative social studies (24).Hans Joas & Barbro Klein (eds.) - 2010 - Brill.
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  41. The power of the sacred: an alternative to the narrative of disenchantment.Hans Joas - 2021 - New York, NY, United States of America: Oxford University Press.
    "Disenchantment" is a key term in the self-understanding of modernity. But what exactly do we mean when we use this concept? What was its original meaning when Max Weber introduced it? And can the conventional meaning or Max Weber's view really be defended, given the present state of knowledge about the history of religion? This book is an attempt to divest this concept of its enduring enchantment. The first chapters of the book deal with the three empirical disciplines history, psychology (...)
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  42. Un cristiano attraverso guerra e rivoluzione. La tetralogia di Alfred Döblin Novembre 1918.Hans Joas - forthcoming - la Società Degli Individui.
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  43. What are the benefits of broad horizons?Hans Joas & Barbro Klein - 2010 - In The Benefit of Broad Horizons: Intellectual and Institutional Preconditions for a Global Social Science: Festschrift for Bjorn Wittrock on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday. Brill.
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    The Benefit of Broad Horizons: Intellectual and Institutional Preconditions for a Global Social Science: Festschrift for Bjorn Wittrock on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday.Hans Joas (ed.) - 2010 - Brill.
    More than perhaps anybody else in the world, the Swedish social scientist Björn Wittrock has contributed - both on the intellectual and institutional level - to making a truly global science possible. This book is devoted to an appreciation of his contributions.
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    The antinomies of neofunctionalism: A critical essay on Jeffrey Alexander.Hans Joas - 1988 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 31 (4):471 – 494.
    Since the beginning of the ?eighties of the present century, a circle of relatively young American sociologists who are followers of Jeffrey Alexander are making energetic and spectacular efforts to supply sociology with a uniform and comprehensive theoretical framework by continuing Talcott Parsons' lifework. The present article is an appreciation of Alexander's achievements in the justification of a general sociological theory (especially a theory of action and social order) while pointing to objections that can be raised against the character of (...)
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    On War, Liberalism, and Religion: An Interview with Hans Joas.Chad Kautzer & Hans Joas - 2005 - Radical Philosophy Review 8 (1):69-81.
  47. The Classics of Sociology and the First World War.Hans Joas & Kenneth B. Woodgate - 1990 - Thesis Eleven 27 (1):101-124.
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    Human Worth: Intrinsic, Divinely Conferred, or Contingent Value Commitment? A Review Essay. [REVIEW]Christopher Kaczor, Hans Joas, David Gushee & Darlene Weaver - 2015 - Studies in Christian Ethics 28 (2):224-235.
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    Genesis und Geltung zusammen denken. Hans Joas, interviewt von Malte Dreyer und Walter Zitterbarth.Hans Joas, Malte Dreyer & Walter Zitterbarth - 2014 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 62 (5).
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    Martin Buber and the Problem of Dialogue in Contemporary Thought.Hans Joas - 2017 - Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 25 (1):105-109.
    _ Source: _Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 105 - 109 This paper asks two questions: Who in the history of ideas were the main initiators of dialogical thinking? What are Martin Buber’s main merits in this regard? It comes to the conclusion that Buber’s main achievement was his understanding of the performative character of statements about the personhood of God. His dialogical understanding of religious experience is in need of being synthesized with an empirically grounded understanding of human intersubjectivity as (...)
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