Lecture "The Consolation of Social Theory"
John Lie´╝łUniversity of California, Berkeley´╝ë
Date: December 4, 2018 (Tue) 15:30-17:00 (15:00 Open)

Venue: Room 549, Akamon General Research Building, Hongo Campus,
University of Tokyo
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Speaker: John Lie (Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley)
About Prof. Lie

Abstract: Social theory was forged in the cauldron of eighteenth-century revolutions, but its metatheoretical casting was of earlier vintage: the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century. By reconsidering several metaphysical backdrops of social theory and the modern social sciences in light of twenty-first-century natural sciences, I seek to provide a renewed casting for contemporary social theory and social sciences.