Central Currents in Social Theory: The Roots of Sociological Theory 1700-1920

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Raymond Boudon, Mohammed Cherkaoui
SAGE Publications, Jun 30, 2000 - Social Science - 1680 pages
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Divided into two 4 volume sets, this collection provides a complete guide to social theory from 1700 to the present day. Each set is divided around eight essential issues which are of core concern to social theory: social action and basic processes of interaction; social institutions; social structure; social representations; social change; theoretical orientations; problems in the philosophy of social sciences; sociology's reflections upon itself and its relations with other social sciences.

The collections are designed to show how thinking in social theory has changed since 1700 on all of these essential issues and to give a comprehensive and concise guide to the main issues. The editors provide a collection which distil

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Contents

The Origin of Metaphor Friedrich Nietzsche 159
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The Primary Group Charles Horton Cooky
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Value Judgement and the Judgement of Reality David Hume 5
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Raymond Boudon is professor at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. In addition, he is a member of the British Academy, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, International Academy of Human Sciences of St. Petersburg, and the Central European Academy of Arts and Sciences. His books include The Art of Self-Persuasion, The Analysis of Ideology, and Theories of Social Change.

Jianmin Qu is a professor in the G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Mohammed Cherkaoui, Phd, is a professor in the G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He is formerly with the Universite de Metz, France.

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