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Outlines of Sociology

ISBN 9780878556939
Published January 30, 1980 by Routledge
340 Pages

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Book Description

This book arouses discussion about the place of Ludwig Gumplowicz in the history of sociology. It offers an overview of Gumplowicz' main ideas in general, particularly those expressed in his other major work, Der Rassenkampf, and an examination of the men and movements in sociology.

Table of Contents

PREFACE TO THE TRANSACTION EDITION -- EDITOR’S PREFACE -- introduction THE SOCIOLOGY OF LUDWIG GUMPLOWICZ -- Gumplowicz, Character and Thought. The Group Basis of Social Life. Functionalism and the Natural History of Society. The Sociology of Conflict. Belief and Behavior: The Sociology of Knowledge. Reception of Gumplowicz in American Sociology. A Note on Gum-plowicz* Grundriss der Soziologie. Bibliography to Introduction. -- OUTLINES OF SOCIOLOGY -- Preface to the First Edition of 1885 86 Preface to the Second Edition of 1905 -- part one THE HISTORY OF SOCIOLOGY -- 1. Auguste Comte -- 2. Lambert Quetelet -- 3. Herbert Spencer -- 4. Paul Henri Thiery Holbach -- 5. Albert Schaffle -- 6. Paul von Lilienfeld -- 7. Adolf Bastian -- 8. Julius Lippert -- 9. Mohl, Gneist and Stein -- 10. Carey and Post -- 11. Philosophers of History -- 12. Gustave LeBonx -- part two FOUNDATIONS AND FUNDAMENTALS OF SOCIOLOGY -- 1. The Three Classes of Phenomena -- 2. Universal Laws -- 3. Concept, Function and Scope of Sociology -- 4. The Substratum of Social Laws -- 5. Concept and Essence of Social Law -- 6. The Method of Sociology -- part three INTERCONNECTION OF SOCIAL ELEMENTS -- 1. The Primitive Horde -- 2. The State.

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Irving Louis Horowitz is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Political Science, Hannah Arendt Chair of Rutgers University (New Brunswick) and Editor-in-Chief of Society magazine.