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The Meaning of General Theoretical Sociology: Tradition and Formalization

By: Thomas J. Fararo

Price: $49.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006820

ISBN: 0-521-37258-5

Condition: Fine


This book sets out a generative structuralist conception of general theoretical sociology; its philosophy, its problems, and its methods. The field is defined as a comprehensive research tradition with many intersecting subtraditions that share conceptual components. The focus is on formalization and unification as processes that can help advance the state of theory today. An integrative philosophy of the field is set out in terms of a process worldview, with a focus on generativity in explanation and a conception of the structure of theories as hierarchical meaning control systems. This philo... View more info