Laurent Thévenot is an influential sociologist and professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, or, translated: School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences). Born in 1949, he is now considered one of the most influential thinkers in Economic Convention Theory and a fresh interpretation of French pragmatic sociology.
He has written two major works with colleague and frequent collaborator, Luc Boltanski, On Justification and On Justification: Economies of Worth. On Justification inspired a new French Pragmatic Sociology with its examination of current methods of examining the interrelationships between politics, economics, and society.
On Justification: The Economies of Worth, presents a theory of multiple social orders, several in fact, including fame, industrial, domestic, inspired, civic, and market. They suggest that it is the interplay of these six orders that makes up our perception of worth and value, and that the calculus for this is not universal due to the varied perspectives involved. Between these two works, Thévenot and Boltanski have transformed conventional methods of sociological inquiry.
He is a founder of the Group de Sociologie Politique et Morale, (roughly translated to: Sociology Group Politics, and Moral), and co-editor of the journal, Annales. Histoire, Sciences and Sociales.
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