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The Antinomies of Classical Thought: Marx and Durkheim (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

The Antinomies of Classical Thought: Marx and Durkheim (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

Author: LILLIAN CHAVENSON SADEN PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY JEFFREY C. ALEXANDER

Publisher: Theoretical Logic in Sociology

ISBN: 1138997668

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Page: 568

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This volume challenges prevailing understanding of the two great founders of sociological thought. In a detailed and systematic way the author demonstrates how Marx and Durkheim gradually developed the fundamental frameworks for sociological materialism and idealism. While most recent interpreters of Marx have placed alienation and subjectivity at the centre of his work, Professor Alexander suggests that it was the later Marx¿s very emphasis on alienation that allowed him to avoid conceptualizing subjectivity altogether. In Durkheim¿s case, by contrast, the author argues that such objectivist theorizing informed the early work alone, and he demonstrates that in his later writings Durkheim elaborated an idealist theory that used religious life as an analytical model for studying the institutions of secular society.

Theoretical Logic in Sociology: The antinomies of classical thought: Marx and Durkheim

Theoretical Logic in Sociology: The antinomies of classical thought: Marx and Durkheim

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander

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ISBN: 0520056132

Category: Political Science

Page: 564

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In this volume, Alexander challenges prevailing understanding of two great founders of sociological thought. In a richly detailed yet systematic way, he demonstrates how Marx and Durkheim gradually developed the fundamental frameworks for sociological materialism and idealism.

The Antinomies of Classical Thought: Marx and Durkheim (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

The Antinomies of Classical Thought: Marx and Durkheim (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317808671

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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This volume challenges prevailing understanding of the two great founders of sociological thought. In a detailed and systematic way the author demonstrates how Marx and Durkheim gradually developed the fundamental frameworks for sociological materialism and idealism. While most recent interpreters of Marx have placed alienation and subjectivity at the centre of his work, Professor Alexander suggests that it was the later Marx’s very emphasis on alienation that allowed him to avoid conceptualizing subjectivity altogether. In Durkheim’s case, by contrast, the author argues that such objectivist theorizing informed the early work alone, and he demonstrates that in his later writings Durkheim elaborated an idealist theory that used religious life as an analytical model for studying the institutions of secular society.

Positivism, Presupposition and Current Controversies (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

Positivism, Presupposition and Current Controversies (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317808817

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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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.

Theoretical Logic in Sociology

Theoretical Logic in Sociology

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317807056

Category: Social Science

Page: 1672

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This four volume work, originally published in the 1980s and out of print for some years, represents a major attempt to redirect the course of contemporary sociological thought. Jeffrey Alexander analyses the most general and fundamental elements of sociological thinking about action and order and their ramifications for empirical study. He insists that sociological thought need not choose between voluntary action and social constraint. The four volumes can be read independently of one another as each presents a distinctive theoretical argument in its own right. The first volume is directed at contemporary problems and controversies, not only in ‘theory’ but in the philosophy and sociology of science. The last three volumes make interpretations, confronting the individual theorists, and the secondary literature, on their own terms.

Founding Sociology? Talcott Parsons and the Idea of General Theory.

Founding Sociology? Talcott Parsons and the Idea of General Theory.

Author: John Holmwood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317887546

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

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The theories of Talcott Parsons' are enjoying a revival in the world of sociology. Rather than following closely the complex original prose in an effort to explain the theory in its minutiae, Holmwood presents a highly readable non-technical critique of several of the strongest underlying sociological themes and shows how, although flawed in many respects, these themes have been recurring, in different forms, in the theories of those critical of his work.

Modern Reconstruction of Classical Thought

Modern Reconstruction of Classical Thought

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317808619

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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In this volume the author maintains that sociology must learn to combine the insights of both Durkheim and Marx and that it can only do so on the presuppositional ground that Weber set forth. Alexander maintains that the idealist and materialist traditions must be transformed into analytic dimensions of multidimensional and synthetic theory. This volume focusses on the writing of Talcott Parsons, the only modern thinker who can be considered a true peer of the classical founders, and examines his own profoundly ambivalent attempt to carry out this analytic transformation.