COURSE SYLLABI (NEW for Spring 2017!)
Link to NATIONMASTER
Sumner's "The Forgotten Man" (1883)
"Baudrillard, Cioran, and the Postmodern Gods" [recent paper (2012) written by Dr. Loessin]
Study Interests and Specializations
My areas of academic specialization include social theory, counterrevolutionary (reactionary) sociology, social and political movements, evolutionary sociology, historical sociology, cyclical theory, and the sociology of organizations and bureaucracy. I also have an interest in the relationship of sociology to physics, philosophy, and quantum mechanics, and have lately focused my concentrations on postmodernity and social change.
My depth of expertise rests in classical social thought and its application to the
political, religious, and economic disciplines. The ideas of Comte, Sumner, Pareto,
Marx, Maistre, Bonald, Vico, Menendez-Pelayo, Barthes, Parsons, and especially Baudrillard
and Cioran, are among the central figures of my expertise. I am also an accomplished/published
scholar on Thomas Mann's Death in Venice.
My areas of research specializations are African and Latin American sociopolitical movements, globalization, Continental Philosophy, and the relationship between social factors and religious belief, practice and the postmodern condition.