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Phenomenology, Language and the Social Sciences

1st Edition

By Maurice Roche


384 pages

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This book looks at two ‘revolutions’ in philosophy – phenomenology and conceptual analysis which have been influential in sociology and psychology. It discusses humanistic psychiatry and sociological approaches to the specific area of mental illness, which counter the ultimately reductionist implications of Freudian psycho-analytic theory. The book, originally published in 1973, concludes by stating the broad underlying themes of the two forms of humanistic philosophy and indicating how they relate to the problems of theory and method in sociology.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: The Philosophical Schools 1. Phenomenology 2. Conceptual Analysis 3. Logical Empiricism and the Reductionist Idea of Psycho-social Science Part 2: The Relationship of the Schools to Psychology and Sociology 4. Behaviourist Psychology 5. Gestalt Psychology 6. Freudian Psychology 7. Humanistic Psychiatry and Sociology 8. Weber’s Sociology 9. Conclusion: Humanistic Philosophy and Sociology

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

Reissuing works originally published between 1959 and 1995, Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology offers a selection of scholarship covering this important branch of philosophy. Volumes cover theories of Husserl and Heidegger, and branch out to such topics as psychology, Marxism, language and emotion, and education, forming a varied and informative collection of previously out-of-print works.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Phenomenology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General