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NONTHEMATIC / Vol. 33, No. 4 (Winter 1966)

Table of Contents

 

Harry Neumann

On the Platonism of More's Utopia

More’s Utopia has been regarded as an imitation of Plato’s Republic as well as the forerunner of democratic ideals opposed to those of the Republic. Apart from the more obvious divergencies, the two works differ in the way the authors choose to present or conceal their own opinions.

 

John R. Everett

Albert Schweitzer and Philosophy

In all probability Albert Schweitzer could not get a job teaching philosophy in any one of the great American universities today. What passes for academic philosophy in American halls of learning is mostly confined to elegant analyses of logical relationships and intricate inquiries into the meaning of language. Schweitzer’s concern to find a coherent world-view and to push reason to its ultimate and final point would, according to many present day academic philosophers, belong in the poetry division of a literature department, if indeed it belonged in a university at all.

 

Kai Nielsen   

Ethical Relativism and the Facts of Cultural Relativity

Anthropologists have discussed in great detail the question of cultural relativism. They have commonly assumed that objective moral judgements are possible only if there is a significant cross-cultural agreement over what is believed or felt to be good and evil.

 

Anatoly A. Zvorykin

A Structural Analysis of Publications in the Field of Social Studies in the Soviet Union

A structural analysis of the literature dealing with social problems was recently made in the Soviet Union. In carrying out the analysis we regarded all the publications as a cybernetics system of which the input consisted of references to the literature used and output consisted of new publications.

 

Juan F. Marsal

Latin American Intellectuals and the Problem of Change

In this paper we are going to deal with some of the productions of the Latin American intellectuals. This poses an initial problem--the definition of the term intellectual. Social and political literature has frequently referred to the problem of the intelligentsia with insufficient care in defining the concept. From the literature on this matter several uses of the term intellectual can be found.

 

Manuel Maldonado-Denis   

Ideologies and Attitudes Among the Spanish-Speaking Intelligentsia in the Caribbean

In his works on the sociology of intellectuals in the Afro-Asian countries, Professor Shils has presented an interesting hypothesis: the necessity for “modernization” in these countries puts the intellectuals in a strategic position as agents for social change. The intellectual elite provides the basic orientations for the society, serves as a force in the forging of new attitudes among the population and introduces the basic Western ideologies that will serve as guidelines in the determination of public policy.

 

Aleksander Matejko

Status Incongruence in the Polish Intelligentsia

When considering the intelligentsia in Eastern Europe, and particularly in Poland, one should have in mind two important facts: the relative values of such terms as “intelligentsia,” and the traditional elitarian social position of the social stratum about which we are talking.

 

Oleg Mandic

Pour une sociologie du roman

Review of book by Lucien Goldmann. Collection Idees, Paris: Gallimard, 1964. 372 pp. 

 

Gunter  Dux

Anatomie des SS-Staats

Review of book by Hans Buchheim, Martin Broszat, Hans Adolf Jacobsen, and Helmut Krausnick Frieburg: Walter, 1965, 2 vol.

 

Lewis A. Coser

The Nature of Human Conflict

Review of book edited by Elton B. McNeil. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1965

 

Adamantia Pollis

The Turkish Political Elite

Review of book by Frederick W. Frey. Cambridge, Mass.: The M.I.T. Press, 1965. 483 pp.

 

Judith R. Kramer

A Profile of the Negro American by Thomas F. Pettigrew; Race Riot at East St. Louis by Elliott M. Rudwick

Review of book by Thomas F. Pettigrew. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., 1964. 250 pp. and book by Elliott M. Rudwick. July 2, 1917. Carbondale, IL.: Southern Illinois University Press, 1964. 300 pp.

 

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