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The Grid of Perception

John Levi Martin

in The Explanation of Social Action

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773312
eISBN:
9780199897223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773312.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Chapter 4 traces the development of this conception of the fundamentally arbitrary nature of cognition by examining Durkheim’s attempt to give a social ontology of the Aristotelian ... More


Microfoundations

Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam

in A Theory of Fields

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199859948
eISBN:
9780199951178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859948.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter articulates the microfoundation for the theory. The first half sketches a bare-bones perspective on the distinctive essence of human sociability. It reviews the current literature on the ... More


Coming to Terms with Social Life: Marx, Durkheim, Weber

Kai Erikson

in The Sociologist's Eye: Reflections on Social Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300106671
eISBN:
9780300231779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106671.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines how three masters of the sociological tradition—Karl Marx, Émile Durkheim, and Max Weber—came to terms with social life. Two major themes run throughout Marx's work: the first ... More


Human Nature and Motivation in Classical Theory

Christian Smith

in To Flourish or Destruct: A Personalist Theory of Human Goods, Motivations, Failure, and Evil

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226231952
eISBN:
9780226232003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226232003.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines the views of three founding sociological theorists, Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx and Max Weber, on the matter of human nature and motivations for action. They all held and argued ... More


Professionalism Empirical and Moral1

Andrew Abbott

in Processual Sociology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226336596
eISBN:
9780226336763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226336763.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

The chapter first demonstrates that sociological students of professions typically disclaim any normative intentions, but in fact live professionalism on a daily basis – a contradiction I call ... More


Moral Philosophy and Social Science

in A Humanist Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758628
eISBN:
9780804779692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758628.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines the relationship between social science and moral philosophy. Philosophy analyzes ideas and purported fundamental attributes of the self; social science studies varieties, ... More


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