Durkheim's Philosophy of Science and the Sociology of Knowledge: Creating an Intellectual Niche

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In this demonstration of the link between philosophy of science and scientific practice, Warren Schmaus argues that Durkheim's philosophy is crucial to his sociology. Through a reinterpretation of the relation between Durkheim's major philosophical and sociological works, Schmaus argues that Durkheim's sociology is more than a collection of general observations about society it reflects a richly constructed theory of the meanings and causes of social life. Schmaus shows how Durkheim sought to make sociology more rigorous ...

Durkheim's Philosophy of Science and the Sociology of Knowledge: Creating an Intellectual Niche 1994, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226742526

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Durkheim's Philosophy of Science and the Sociology of Knowledge: Creating an Intellectual Niche 1994, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226742519

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