Mannheim, Karl

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Born: Mar 27, 1893 AD
Died: 1947 AD, at 53 years of age.

Nationality: Hungarian
Categories: Sociologist


1893 - Born on March 27th in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. Hungarian sociologist in Germany before the rise of Adolf Hitler and then in the United Kingdom who is remembered for his “sociology of knowledge” and for his work on the problems of leadership and consensus in modern societies.

1926-1947 - After teaching at the Universities of Heidelberg and Frankfurt am Main, Mannheim lectured on sociology at the London School of Economics, University of London, and was professor of the philosophy and sociology of education at that university's Institute of Education.

         - He elaborated on these concepts in Ideology and Utopia: An Introduction to the Sociology of Knowledge.

         - Died on January 9th in London, England.

1950 - In the posthumously published Freedom, Power, and Democratic Planning, Mannheim tried to reconcile his dislike of totalitarianism with his growing belief in the need for social planning.

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