Jürgen Habermas (born is a German sociologist and philosopher in the tradition of critical theory and pragmatism. He is perhaps best known for his theories on communicative rationality and the public sphere.
Communicative rationality - Jurgen Habermas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The first and fundamental rule [of sociology] is to consider social facts as things.a social fact is capable of exercising and external constraint upon the individual" Emile Durkheim (The Rules of Sociological Method,
Photograph by Gisèle Freund Simone de Beauvoir was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social.
Veblen-Commons award 2014 for evolutionary economics: Sam Bowles
Happy birthday to Zygmunt Bauman!
The Contemporary Necessity : Frankfurt School
Pierre Bourdieu (1930 - 2002) Pierre Bourdieu was a French sociologist, anthropologist, and philosopher. He pioneered investigative frameworks and terminologies such as cultural, social, and symbolic capital, and the concepts of habitus, field, and symbolic violence to reveal the dynamics of power relations in social life. [click on this image to find a short video and analysis of Bourdieu's concept of habitus]
Louis Wirth Ernest Burgess Robert E. Park All three men were considered urban sociologists and leading figures in the Chicago School of Sociology.