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University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
Donald Levine (Project Director: January 1976 to present)

Rationality and Freedom in Modern Society and Social Thought

To analyze the writings of three of the most eminent "classical" sociologists, Durkheim, Simmel and Weber, in order to elucidate the different meanings they attached to the concepts of rationality and freedom, to assess their differences, and to study their arguments about the relationship between forms of rationality and freedom and the demographic and structural tendencies of modern society.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Seminars for College Teachers

Education Programs

Total amounts:
$41,700 (approved)
$41,700 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1976 – 9/30/1976