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The impossibility of sociology as a science: arguments from within the discipline

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    0508708 - FLÚ 2020 RIV GB eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Balon, Jan - Holmwood, John
    The impossibility of sociology as a science: arguments from within the discipline.
    Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. Roč. 49, č. 3 (2019), s. 334-347. ISSN 0021-8308
    Institucionální podpora: RVO:67985955
    Klíčová slova: ideology * interpretive understanding * positivism * scientific sociology * social criticism
    Kód oboru RIV: AA - Filosofie a náboženství
    Obor OECD: Philosophy, History and Philosophy of science and technology
    Impakt faktor: 1.467, rok: 2019
    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jtsb.12208

    This paper addresses a key moment in the development of sociology when its status as a science was criticised from within by ethnomethodologists (Harvey Sacks and Harold Garfinkel), post-Althusserian Marxists (Barry Hindess) and Michel Foucault. These criticisms seemed to come from different sides, but they converged in arguing their positions from the point of view of a proper conception of science through which mainstream sociology was found wanting. Neither secured its own position and each had a similar legacy of a form of interpretivism hostile both to scientific sociology and its critical project. The paper situates this moment and its legacy where both correspondence and coherence criteria for sociological knowledge claims come to be undermined.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0299542
     
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