Analytical Sociology

Its Logical Foundations and Relevance to Theory and Empirical Research

Author: Joseph R. Pearce

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819195784

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

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The focus on this volume is on logic and how the logic of foundational hierarchies may be applied to clarify the relationship between sociological theory and empirical research. The author articulates a logical calculus as a method for theory construction. Contents: Introduction; The Logical Foundations of Analytical Theory; Ontology and Analytical Sociological Theory; The Social Order and Social Structure; Neo-Marxist Theories of the State; An Application of Analytical Theory to Gramsci's and Althusser's Theories of the State; The Relationship Between Theory and Empirical Research; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
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Anatomie des Sozialen - Prinzipien der analytischen Soziologie

Author: Peter Hedström

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531153971

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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Einer der weltweit führenden Soziologen, Peter Hedström, zeichnet die Grundlagen einer analytischen Soziologie nach. Er argumentiert für eine erklärende Soziologie, die Theorie und Empirie miteinander verbindet.
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The Logical Foundations of Social Theory

Author: Gert H. Mueller

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761864393

Category: Philosophy

Page: 260

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The Logical Foundations of Social Theory describes Gert Mueller’s argument that physical, biological, social, moral, and cultural reality form an asymmetrical hierarchy of founding and controlling relationships that condition social reality rather than mechanically determining it. This book analyzes social stratification, the moral order, and culture systems.
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Comparative Methods in Sociology

Essays on Trends and Applications

Author: Ivan Vallier,David Ernest Apter

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520024885

Category: Social Science

Page: 474

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Dissecting the Social

On the Principles of Analytical Sociology

Author: Peter Hedstrom

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139447331

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Over the past few decades serious reservations have been expressed about the explanatory power of sociological theory and research. In this important book, leading social theorist Peter Hedström outlines the foundations of an analytically oriented sociology that seeks to address this criticism. Building on his earlier influential contributions to contemporary debates, Professor Hedström argues for a systematic development of sociological theory so that it has the explanatory power and precision to inform sociological research and understanding. He discusses various mechanisms of action and interaction and shows how strong links can be forged between the micro and the macro, and between theory and empirical research. Combining approaches to theory and methodology and using extensive examples to illustrate how they might be applied, this clear, concise and original book will appeal to a broad range of social scientists.
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Philosophical Foundations of Contract Law

Author: Gregory Klass,George Letsas,Prince Saprai

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198713010

Category: Law

Page: 391

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"The chapters that constitute this volume were first presented at the inaugural Bentham House conference at University College London in 2013"--Acknowledgments (page v).
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Positivism, Presupposition and Current Controversies (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317808819

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This volume begins by challenging the bases of the recent scientization of sociology. Then it challenges some of the ambitious claims of recent theoretical debate. The author not only reinterprets the most important classical and modern sociological theories but extracts from the debates the elements of a more satisfactory, inclusive approach to these general theoretical points.
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The Theory Of Social And Economic Organization

Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439188874

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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This book is an introduction to Max Weber’s ambitious comparative study of the sociological and institutional foundations of the modern economic and social order. In this work originally published in German in 1920, Weber discusses the analytical methods of sociology and, at the same time, presents a devastating critique of prevailing sociological theory and of its universalist, determinist underpinnings. None of Weber’s other writings offers the reader such a grasp of his theories; none displays so clearly his erudition, the scope of his interests, and his analytical powers.
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Active Audience

A New Materialistic Interpretation of a Key Concept of Cultural Studies

Author: Huimin Jin

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839418968

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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Despite a number of retrospective works on cultural studies, to date no other book dedicates itself to the historical and theoretical examination of British cultural studies' engagement with the »active audience theory« of the Birmingham School and its legacies. However, this book is no mere reconstruction of active audience theory as Huimin Jin develops new theoretical insights initially through a critical review of Stuart Hall's classical model of »encoding/decoding« and close readings of David Morley's groundbreaking ethnographic audience studies. Questioning the discourse model of the active audience proposed by Hall and Morley, Jin elaborates a new materialistic concept of audiences for the twenty-first century.
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Courses of Study

Author: Cornell University

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

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Empiricism and Sociology

Author: M. Neurath,Robert S. Cohen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789027702593

Category: Social Science

Page: 475

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On the last day of his life, Otto Neurath had given help to a Chinese philosopher who was writing about Schlick. Only an hour before his death he said to me: "Nobody will do such a thing for me." My answer then was: "Never mind, you have Bilston, isn't that better?" There were con sultations in new housing schemes, an exhibition, and hopes for a fruitful relationship of longer duration. I did not dream at that time that I would one day work on a book like this. The idea came from Horace M. Kallen, of the New School for Social Research, New York, years later; to encourage me he sent me his selection from William James' writings. Later I met Robert S. Cohen. Carnap had sent him to me with the message: "If you want to find out what my political views were in the twenties and thirties, read Otto Neurath's books and articles of that time; his views were also mine." In this way Robert Cohen became ac quainted with Otto Neurath. Even more: he became interested; and when I asked him, would he help me as an editor of an Otto N eurath volume, he agreed at once. In previous years I had already asked a number of Otto Neurath's friends to write down for me what they especially remembered about him.
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Handbuch Religionssoziologie

Author: Detlef Pollack,Volkhard Krech,Olaf Müller,Markus Hero

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531189247

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

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Das Handbuch Religionssoziologie bietet einen umfassenden Überblick über den Stand der Forschung sowie über Weite und Relevanz des Forschungsfeldes. Die Herausgeber Prof. Dr. Detlef Pollack und Dr. Olaf Müller sind an der Universität Münster tätig. Prof. Dr. Volkhard Krech ist Leiter des Internationalen Kollegs für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung zum Thema „Dynamiken der Religionsgeschichte zwischen Asien und Europa“ an der RUB Bochum. Dr. Markus Hero ist am Institut für Transdisziplinäre Sozialwissenschaft an der PH Karlsruhe tätig.
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Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition

Author: John Bratton,David Denham

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144260655X

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Most texts on classical social theory offer exhaustive coverage of every possible theorist, making it difficult to use the book in one semester. Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition represents a departure from this approach by offering solid coverage of the classical triumvirate (Marx, Durkheim, and Weber), but also extending the canon strategically to include Simmel, four early female theorists, and the writings of Du Bois. The result is a manageable, but thorough, examination of the key classical theorists. The second edition has been updated throughout and includes two new chapters: one on Weber and rationalization, and one on Du Bois and his writings on race. A new concluding chapter links classical theory to current developments in capitalism during an age of austerity.
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Sociological Research Methods

Author: Martin Bulmer

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412834681

Category: Social Science

Page: 351

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A rich source of ideas about sociological research methods to assist the researcher in determining what method will provide the most reliable and useful knowledge, how to choose between different methodologies, and what constitutes the most fruitful relationship between sociological theories and research methods.
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Publisher: N.A

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Category: American literature

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