Infinity, infinite processes and limit concepts: recovering a neglected background of social and critical theory

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Strydom, Piet
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-25T11:35:52Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-25T11:35:52Z
dc.date.issued 2017-08-29
dc.identifier.citation Strydom, P. (2017) 'Infinity, infinite processes and limit concepts: recovering a neglected background of social and critical theory', Philosophy and Social Criticism, 43(8), pp. 793-811. doi:10.1177/0191453717692845 en
dc.identifier.volume 43 en
dc.identifier.issued 8 en
dc.identifier.startpage 793 en
dc.identifier.endpage 811 en
dc.identifier.issn 0191-4537
dc.identifier.issn 1461-734X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7534
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0191453717692845
dc.description.abstract This article seeks to recover a neglected chapter in the historical and theoretical background of social theory in general and critical theory in particular with a view to refining the understanding of the presuppositions of a cognitively enhanced critical social science appropriate to our troubled times. For this purpose, it offers a brief reconstruction of the mathematical-philosophical tradition from ancient to modern times by extrapolating that part of it that is marked by the ideas of infinity, infinite processes and limit concepts. It gives suggestive indications not only of how these ideas relate to extant social-theoretical thought, but especially also of the two related cognitive directions – the weak-naturalistic and the socio-cultural – in which such thought is currently challenged to go. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en
dc.relation.uri https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0191453717692845
dc.rights © 2017, the Author. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications. en
dc.subject Critical theory en
dc.subject Culture en
dc.subject Immanuel Kant en
dc.subject Mathematics en
dc.subject Weak naturalism en
dc.title Infinity, infinite processes and limit concepts: recovering a neglected background of social and critical theory en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Piet Strydom, Sociology and Philosophy (Emeritus), University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. T: +353-21-490-3000 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2019-02-25T11:31:18Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 474905061
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Philosophy and Social Criticism en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes en
dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

This website uses cookies. By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the UCC Privacy and Cookies Statement. For more information about cookies and how you can disable them, visit our Privacy and Cookies statement