Search - List of Books by Ernest Gellner

"The production of obscurity in Paris compares to the production of motor cars in Detroit in the great period of American industry." -- Ernest Gellner
Ernest Andr Gellner (9 December 1925 – 5 November 1995) was a philosopher and social anthropologist, described by The Daily Telegraph when he died as one of the world's most vigorous intellectuals and by The Independent as a "one-man crusade for critical rationalism."

His first book, Words and Things (1958)—famously, and uniquely for a philosopher—prompted a leader in The Times and a month-long correspondence on its letters page over his attack on linguistic philosophy. As the Professor of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics for 22 years, the William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge for eight, and finally as head of the new Centre for the Study of Nationalism in Prague, Gellner fought all his life—in his writing, his teaching, and through his political activism—against what he saw as closed systems of thought, particularly communism, psychoanalysis, relativism, and the dictatorship of the free market. Among other issues in social thought, the modernization of society and nationalism were two of his central themes, his multicultural perspective allowing him to work within the subject-matter of three separate civilizations—the Western, Islamic, and Russian.

John Davies writes that sociologist David Glass once said he wasn't sure whether the next revolution would come from the right or the left, but he was quite sure that, wherever it came from, the first person to be shot would be Ernest Gellner.

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Total Books: 70
Cause and Meaning in the Social Sciences
2009 - Cause and Meaning in the Social Sciences (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780415488617
ISBN-10: 0415488613
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Nations and Nationalism
2009 - Nations and Nationalism [New Perspectives on the Past] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780801475009
ISBN-10: 0801475007
Genres: History, Reference, Politics & Social Sciences
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Saints of the Atlas
2008 - Saints of the Atlas (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781597404631
ISBN-10: 1597404632
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Naciones y nacionalismos/ Nations and Nationalism
2008 - Naciones Y Nacionalismos/ Nations and Nationalism [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788420647968
ISBN-10: 8420647969
Genre: Nonfiction
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Encuentros con el nacionalismo/ Meetings with Nationalism
2007 - Encuentros Con El Nacionalismo/ Meetings with Nationalism [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788420628288
ISBN-10: 842062828X
Genre: Nonfiction
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Words and Things
2005 - Words and Things [Routledge Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780415345484
ISBN-10: 0415345480
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction
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The Psychoanalytic Movement The Cunning of Unreason
2004 - The Psychoanalytic Movement the Cunning of Unreason (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780631234128
ISBN-10: 0631234128
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Ernest Gellner Selected Philosophical Themes
2003 - Ernest Gellner Selected Philosophical Themes (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780415302951
ISBN-10: 0415302951
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction
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Cause and Meaning in the Social Sciences Selected Philosophical Themes
2003 - Cause and Meaning in the Social Sciences Selected Philosophical Themes (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780415302968
ISBN-10: 041530296X
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Contemporary Thought and Politics Selected Philosophical Themes
2003 - Contemporary Thought and Politics Selected Philosophical Themes (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780415302975
ISBN-10: 0415302978
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Language and Solitude  Wittgenstein Malinowski and the Habsburg Dilemma
Nationalism
1998 - Nationalism (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780753804803
ISBN-10: 0753804808
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Anthropology and Politics Revolutions in the Sacred Grove
1996 - Anthropology and Politics Revolutions in the Sacred Grove (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780631199182
ISBN-10: 0631199187
Genre: Nonfiction
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Conditions of Liberty Civil Society and Its Rivals
1996 - Conditions of Liberty Civil Society and Its Rivals [Penguin History] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140236057
ISBN-10: 0140236058
Genre: Nonfiction
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Encounters With Nationalism
1995 - Encounters with Nationalism (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780631194811
ISBN-10: 0631194819
Genre: Nonfiction
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Conditions of Liberty  Civil Society and Its Rivals
1994 - Conditions of Liberty Civil Society and Its Rivals (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780713991147
ISBN-10: 0713991143
Genre: Nonfiction
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Posmodernismo Razon Y Religion
1994 - Posmodernismo Razon Y Religion [Paidos Studio] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788475099903
ISBN-10: 8475099904
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Psychoanalytic Movement
1993 - The Psychoanalytic Movement [Paladin Movements & Ideas] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780006863007
ISBN-10: 0006863000
Genre: History
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Postmodernism Reason and Religion
1992 - Postmodernism Reason and Religion (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780415080248
ISBN-10: 041508024X
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Reason and Culture
1992 - Reason and Culture [New Perspectives on the Past] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780631134794
ISBN-10: 0631134794
Genre: History
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Plough Sword and Book  The Structure of Human History
1992 - Plough Sword and Book the Structure of Human History (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780226287027
ISBN-10: 0226287025
Genre: Nonfiction
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1983 - Muslim Society [Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology] (Paperback)Hardcover
State and Society in Soviet Thought [Explorations in Social Structures] (Hardcover)
Options of Belief [56th Conway memorial lecture] (Other)
Antropologia Y Politica Revoluciones En El Bosquesillo Sagrado [Serie Cladema, Antropologia - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Razon Y Cultura [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)