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Daniel Bell
Born (1919-05-10)May 10, 1919
New York City, New York, United States
Died January 25, 2011(2011-01-25) (aged 91)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Fields Sociology
Institutions University of Chicago, Columbia University, Harvard University
Alma mater City College of New York Columbia University
Doctoral students Mustafa Emirbayer
Known for Post-industrialism
Influences Karl Polanyi
Influenced Charles Taylor

When theology erodes and organization crumbles, when the institutional framework of religion begins to break up, the search for a direct experience which people can feel to be religious facilitates the rise of cults.
Daniel Bell
Europe, in legend, has always been the home of subtle philosophical discussion; America was the land of grubby pragmatism.
Daniel Bell
I am too weary to listen, too angry to hear.
Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.
But in action, one defies one's character.
The impulse of the journalist is to be novel, yet to relate his curiosities to the urgencies of the moment; the philosopher seeks what he conceives to be true, regardless of the moment.
Daniel Bell
The intellectual takes as a starting point his self and relates the world to his own sensibilities; the scientist accepts an existing field of knowledge and seeks to map out the unexplored terrain.
Daniel Bell