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Classical Attempt at Theoretical Synthesis (Theoretical Logic in Sociology): Max Weber

Classical Attempt at Theoretical Synthesis (Theoretical Logic in Sociology): Max Weber

Jeffrey C. Alexander
January 27, 2017

The limits of one-dimensional theory are strikingly revealed in the schools that the founders of the major sociological traditions established. In this volume Max Weber is presented as the theorist who laid out new starting points and the author considers his work as a response, in part, to the...

The Antinomies of Classical Thought: Marx and Durkheim (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

The Antinomies of Classical Thought: Marx and Durkheim (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

Jeffrey C. Alexander
January 27, 2017

This volume challenges prevailing understanding of the two great founders of sociological thought. In a detailed and systematic way the author demonstrates how Marx and Durkheim gradually developed the fundamental frameworks for sociological materialism and idealism. While most recent interpreters...

Modern Reconstruction of Classical Thought: Talcott Parsons

Modern Reconstruction of Classical Thought: Talcott Parsons

Jeffrey C. Alexander
January 21, 2016

In this volume the author maintains that sociology must learn to combine the insights of both Durkheim and Marx and that it can only do so on the presuppositional ground that Weber set forth. Alexander maintains that the idealist and materialist traditions must be transformed into analytic...

Positivism, Presupposition and Current Controversies (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

Positivism, Presupposition and Current Controversies (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

Jeffrey C. Alexander
December 21, 2015

This volume begins by challenging the bases of the recent scientization of sociology. Then it challenges some of the ambitious claims of recent theoretical debate. The author not only reinterprets the most important classical and modern sociological theories but extracts from the debates the...

Theoretical Logic in Sociology

Theoretical Logic in Sociology

Jeffrey C. Alexander
February 03, 2014

This four volume work, originally published in the 1980s and out of print for some years, represents a major attempt to redirect the course of contemporary sociological thought. Jeffrey Alexander analyses the most general and fundamental elements of sociological thinking about action and order and...

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