Originally published in 1983. This book concentrates on the impact of philosophy of science on sociology and other disciplines. It argues that the impact of the philosophy of science on sociology from the rise of the Vienna Circle until the mid-1980s resulted in a deep-reaching and, in the author’s view, undesirable methodological reorientation in sociology.
Table of Contents
- Introduction. 2. The history-oriented trend in the philosophy of science: breakthrough or continuation? 3 The philosophy of science in the perspective of the theory of culture. 4 The unity of science as a "logical necessity". 5 From the methodological doctrine to research practice. 6 Example I: Paul Lazarsfeld: from concepts to indicators. 7 Example II: the methodology of comparative studies