Durkheim and Representations (Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought)

By W.S.F. Pickering

Durkheim's sociological notion is predicated at the premise that the realm can't be referred to as a specific thing in itself, yet in simple terms via representations, tough approximations of the realm created both separately or jointly. This set of papers by way of best Durkheimians from Britain, the USA and continental Europe is the 1st centred try and comprehend what he intended through representations, how his figuring out of the time period used to be prompted through Kant and via neo-Kantians like Charles Renouvier and the way his use of the idea that in his paintings constructed over the years. through arguing that his use of representations on the the center of Durkheim's sociological proposal, this publication makes a special contribution to Durkheimian reports that have lately been ruled by way of positivist and functionalist interpretations, and divulges a philosopher greatly in song with modern advancements in philosophy, linguistics and sociology.

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