© 1979


Yugoslav Essays in the Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences

  • Editors
  • Mihailo Marković
  • Gajo Petrović

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Philosophy, Dialectics, and Historical Materialism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mihailo Marković
      Pages 3-43
    3. Milan Kangrga
      Pages 45-61
    4. Svetozar Stojanovic
      Pages 63-79
    5. Jovan Arandjelović
      Pages 89-97
  3. Society, Politics and Revolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Mihailo Djurić
      Pages 101-119
    3. Danko Grlić
      Pages 139-150
    4. Gajo Petrović
      Pages 151-164
  4. Culture, Ideas and Religion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Zagorka Golubović
      Pages 167-185
    3. Miladin Životić
      Pages 187-197
    4. Djuro Šušnjić
      Pages 199-208
    5. Branko Bošnjak
      Pages 209-215
    6. Dobrica Cosic
      Pages 217-225
  5. Socialism, Bureaucracy and Self-Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227

About this book


This volume of the Boston Studies is a distillation of one of the most creative and important movements in contemporary social theory. The articles repre­ sent the work of the so-called 'Praxis' group in Yugoslavia, a heterogeneous movement of philosophers, sociologists, political theorists, historians, and cul­ tural critics, united by a common approach: that of social theory as a critical and scientific enterprise, closely linked to questions of contemporary practical life. As the introductory essay explains, in its history and analysis of the development of this group, the name Praxis focuses on the heart of Marx's social theory - the conception of human beings as creative, productive makers and shapers of their own history. The journal Praxis, which appeared regularly in Yugoslavia at Zagreb, and also in an International Edition for many years, is the source of many of these articles. The journal had to suspend publication in 1975 because of political pressures in Yugoslavia. Eight members of the group were dismissed from their University posts in Belgrade, after a long struggle in which their colleagues stood by them staunchly. Yet the creativity and productivity of the group continues, by those in Belgrade and elsewhere. Its contributions to the social sciences, and to the very conception of social science as critical and applied theory, remain vivid, timely and innovative. The importance of the theoretical work of the Praxis group is perhaps at its height now.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Praxis
  • Book Subtitle Yugoslav Essays in the Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences
  • Editors Mihailo Markovic
    Gajo Petrovic
  • Series Title Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-0727-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-277-0968-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-9355-6
  • Series ISSN 0068-0346
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXVIII, 416
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Science
    Philosophy of the Social Sciences
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