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Euclid of Cosmopolis: or the Importance of Reading Ernest

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Periwal, Sukumar

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Abstract Ernest Gellner's writings on nationalism need to be read in the wider context of his thought as a whole. The key lies in regarding Gellner as a thinker who was interested in the possibility of understanding particularist sentiments & collectivist political loyalties that radically differed from his own individualistic cosmopolitan worldview. A richer interpretation of Gellner's life & thought emerges from this insight than from more superficial understandings of Gellner as a functionalist or a rationalist.
Classification General Sociology, Basic Research, General Concepts and History of Sociology, Sociological Theories; Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture; Philosophy, Ethics, Religion
Free Keywords Gellner, Ernest; Nationalism; Functionalism; Particularism; Sociological Theory; Collectivism; Social Philosophy; Individualism; Rationalism; Cosmopolitanism
Document language English
Publication Year 2001
Page/Pages p. 183-199
Journal Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review, 9 (2001) 2
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications