Download The Social Frameworks of Knowledge (Explorations in by Georges. Gurvitch PDF

By Georges. Gurvitch


Show description

Read Online or Download The Social Frameworks of Knowledge (Explorations in Interpretative Sociology) PDF

Best epistemology books

Information and Knowledge: A Constructive Type-theoretical Approach

This e-book develops a philosophical and logical interpretation of the concept that of knowledge in the formal constitution of positive style concept (CTT), in a fashion concurrent with a various variety of latest views at the philosophy of knowledge. It provides a newly formulated and conceptually built presentation of the matter of Analyticity, and a brand new fascinating point of view at the optimistic interpretation of data tactics.

Gadamer and Ricoeur: Critical Horizons for Contemporary Hermeneutics

Hans-Georg Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur have been of an important hermeneutical philosophers of the 20 th century. Gadamer single-handedly revived hermeneutics as a philosophical box along with his many essays and his masterpiece, fact and procedure. Ricoeur famously mediated the Gadamer-Habermas debate and complicated his personal hermeneutical philosophy via a few books addressing social concept, faith, psychoanalysis and political philosophy.

Ludwig Wittgenstein--a cultural point of view : philosophy in the darkness of this time

Within the preface to his "Philosophical Investigations" Ludwig Wittgenstein expresses pessimism in regards to the tradition of his time and doubts to whether his rules will be understood in one of these time: 'I lead them to public with uncertain emotions. it's not most unlikely that it's going to fall to the lot of this paintings, in its poverty and within the darkness of this time, to deliver mild into one mind or one other - yet, after all, it's not likely'.

Extra info for The Social Frameworks of Knowledge (Explorations in Interpretative Sociology)

Sample text

The 'social correlate' corresponding to each type and system of knowledge, which is placed in the foreground by the sociology of knowledge, should not be considered as an obstacle to knowledge. Certainly awareness of this correlate, or the 'placing of knowledge in a sociological perspective' can reveal the inefficiency of systems of knowledge ill-suited to the social frameworks in which they are maintained, just as they can help to a certain extent in 'bracketing' this correlate by reducing its importance.

The difference between Gurvitch's theory and that of 'abstract culturalism' can be illustrated by two analogies (or, more technically, the typical referents of their 'as if' statements): the 'abstract culturalist' is likely to compare his structuralism to structural linguistics, and to speak of the 'grammar' of culture; Gurvitch, in contrast, constantly evokes the picture of structure as a 'balancing act' or precarious equilibrium. For Gurvitch there is a constant dialectic not only between structure and all those social phenomena extraneous to it (the subjacent total social phenomena), but also between the forces of destructuration and restructuration inherent in the components of structure.

Gurvitch says that the characteristics of time must be understood dialectically with regard to continuity and discontinuity; past, present and future; quantitative and qualitative; homogeneity and heterogeneity; stability and change. He discusses eight types of social time 2 and relates these to the different depth levels and social frameworks. On the basis of this analysis he is then able to posit certain likely functional correlations between, for example, forms of sociality, depth levels and particular social times.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.38 of 5 – based on 48 votes