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Human Studies

A Journal for Philosophy and the Social Sciences

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20.09.2018 | Theoretical / Philosophical Paper

Calvinist Predestination and the Spirit of Capitalism: The Religious Argument of the Weber Thesis Reexamined

The paper reconsiders the Weber Thesis of a linkage between Calvinism and capitalism. It first restates this sociological Thesis in terms of the Calvinist doctrine of predestination as its theological core and premise in virtue of being treated as …

20.08.2018 | Book Review

Andrew Fiala: The Bloomsbury Companion to Political Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, New York, NY, 2015, 264 pp + index, $171.00 hc

20.08.2018 | Empirical Study/Analysis

On Thick Records and Complex Artworks: A Study of Record-Keeping Practices at the Museum

In 1967 Garfinkel and Bittner were investigating good organizational reasons for bad clinic records, demonstrating how the reading of such records as sociological data should be reported to the understanding of their production’s practical …

11.07.2018 | Theoretical / Philosophical Paper

How Does Corporeality Inform Theorizing? Revisiting Hannah Arendt and the Banality of Evil

The perplexing relationship between two of the twentieth century’s most important philosophers, Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger, has been the subject of much speculation within academic circles. For Arendt, Heidegger was at once, her mentor …

10.07.2018 | Theoretical / Philosophical Paper

Two Kinds of Awareness: Foucault, the Will, and Freedom in Somatic Practice

This essay identifies two kinds of awareness of one’s body that occur in a variety of literatures: awareness as psychologically or spiritually enabling or therapeutic, and awareness as undesirable self-consciousness of the body. Drawing on …

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Human Studies is a quarterly journal dedicated primarily to advancing the dialogue between philosophy and the human sciences. Coverage addresses the logic of inquiry, methodology, epistemology and foundational issues in the human sciences exemplified by original empirical, theoretical and philosophical investigations. Phenomenological perspectives, broadly defined, are a primary focus.

The journal benefits scholars in a variety of fields who seek a forum addressing these issues, in order to bridge the gap between philosophy and the human sciences.

The wide-ranging coverage includes contributions from sociology, psychology, anthropology, history, geography, linguistics, semiotics, communication studies, ethnomethodology, political science, and philosophy.

Human Studies is the official journal of the Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences.

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