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Hans Joas (born November 27, 1948) is a German sociologist and social theorist.

Joas is the Director of the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt and Professor of Sociology and a Member of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He currently serves as the Vice-President of the International Sociological Association. Joas has taught at many institutions, most recently in Berlin, and has published several books on social theory, most notably The Creativity of Action.

Joas' work has focused primarily on reconstructing the tradition of American pragmatism, defending its philosophical interest and explicating its significance for social theory.

For Joas, pragmatism offers a novel solution to the problem of value, bridging between the normative concerns of philosophy and the sociological investigation of norms. Starting from an early study of George Herbert Mead (G.H. Mead: A Contemporary Re-examination of His Thought, 1983), Joas has gone on to explore the European reception of pragmatism in Pragmatism and Social Theory (1993) and to reconstruct the sociological theory of action based on the pragmatist conception of creativity (The Creativity of Action, 1996). A wide-ranging examination of ideas about The Genesis of Values (2000) draws heavily on William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience.
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Total Books: 36
Faith as an Option Possible Futures for Christianity
2014 - Faith As an Option Possible Futures for Christianity [Cultural Memory in the Present] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780804792776
ISBN-10: 0804792771
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles

The Sacredness of the Person A New Genealogy of Human Rights
War in Social Thought Hobbes to the Present
2012 - War in Social Thought Hobbes to the Present (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780691150840
ISBN-10: 0691150842
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences

Die Sakralitt der Person
2011 - Die Sakralitt Der Person (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783518585665
ISBN-10: 3518585665

Social Theory Twenty Introductory Lectures
2009 - Social Theory Twenty Introductory Lectures (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521690881
ISBN-10: 0521690889
Genre: Nonfiction

Do We Need Religion On the Experience of Self-Transcendence
2008 - Do We Need Religion on the Experience of Self-transcendence [The Yale Cultural Sociology Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781594514395
ISBN-10: 1594514399
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction, Christian Books & Bibles

Braucht der Mensch Religion
2004 - Braucht Der Mensch Religion (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783451054594
ISBN-10: 3451054590

Magicland 1 Activity Book
2004 - Magicland 1 Activity Book (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783526509318
ISBN-10: 352650931X

War and Modernity Studies in the History of Vilolence in the 20th Century
2003 - War and Modernity Studies in the History of VIlolence in the 20th Century (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780745626451
ISBN-10: 0745626459
Genres: History, Nonfiction

The Genesis of Values
2001 - The Genesis of Values (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780226400396
ISBN-10: 0226400395
Genre: Nonfiction

Lehrbuch der Soziologie
2001 - Lehrbuch Der Soziologie (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783593363882
ISBN-10: 3593363887

Lehrbuch der Soziologie Studienausgabe
2001 - Lehrbuch Der Soziologie Studienausgabe (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783593367651
ISBN-10: 3593367653

Philosophie der Demokratie Beitrge zum Werk von John Dewey
2000 - Philosophie Der Demokratie Beitrge Zum Werk Von John Dewey (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783518290859
ISBN-10: 3518290851

Praktische Intersubjektivitt Die Entwicklung des Werkes von George Herbert Mead
Pragmatismus und Gesellschaftstheorie
1999 - Pragmatismus Und Gesellschaftstheorie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783518286180
ISBN-10: 3518286188

Die Entstehung der Werte
1999 - Die Entstehung Der Werte (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783518290163
ISBN-10: 3518290169

G H Mead A Contemporary Re-examination of His Thought
1997 - G H Mead a Contemporary Re-examination of His Thought [Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780262600293
ISBN-10: 0262600293
Genres: History, Nonfiction

The Creativity of Action
1997 - The Creativity of Action (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780226400433
ISBN-10: 0226400433
Genre: Nonfiction

Die Kreativitt des Handelns
1996 - Die Kreativitt Des Handelns (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783518288481
ISBN-10: 3518288482

Pragmatism and Social Theory
1993 - Pragmatism and Social Theory (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780226400419
ISBN-10: 0226400417
Genre: Nonfiction

Social Action and Human Nature
1989 - Social Action and Human Nature (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780521339353
ISBN-10: 0521339359

1985 - Gh Mead a Contemporary Re-examination of His Thought [Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover