Sociological Theory (Routledge Revivals): Pretence and Possibility

1st Edition

Keith Dixon

Routledge
Published April 10, 2015
Reference - 132 Pages
ISBN 9780415737623 - CAT# Y160698
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

First published in 1973, this book is concerned with the question of whether Sociology is, or ought to be, a theoretical science. Keith Dixon argues that the pretence to the theoretical is a hindrance to the development of the field of Sociology, which devalues significant empirical work by giving status to research findings only in so far as they relate to often arbitrary theoretical concerns. Dixon addresses the historical dimension in the explanation of human nature and rational action. This reissue will be of particular value to students and academics with an interest in the empirical and theoretical methodology applied to Sociological research.

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