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Daniel Şandru, Aspecte ideologice în sociologia politică a lui Petre Andrei


Ideological aspects in Petre Andrei’s political sociology

The main intention of this article is to recover a particular way of thinking about politics. It is a way of interpreting political reality situated on the border between philosophy and sociology but which encompasses, in my opinion, a strong ideological resonance. I believe that this resonance is identifiable in the works of Petre Andrei, one of the few sociologists who wrote his thoughts at the beginning of the past century and was immediately acknowledged internationally. More precisely, I believe that one of the fundamental dimensions in Petre Andrei’s works is the one which wagers on the presence of an ideological position. Born in 1891, the Romanian philosopher and sociologist witnessed a series of political events which left a strong mark on the 20th century and my supposition is that this mark is to be found at the level of the ideological interpretation expressed by Andrei in his sociological and political endeavors. Being a personality involved in the spirit of his time, attentive to the evolution of social-political realities, he produced “in real time” – as we would say today – a series of analyses which are now helping us capture the nuances of his social and historical context.

Keywords: Petre Andrei, ideology, interpretative sociology, revolution, fascism, democracy, ideological analysis

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