Sociological Theory (Routledge Revivals)
Pretence and Possibility
|Series title:||Routledge Revivals Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $155.00|
| Book Description: |
First published in 1973, this book is concerned with the question of whether Sociology is, or ought to be, a theoretical science. Keith Dixon argues that the pretence to the theoretical is a hindrance to the development of the field of Sociology, which devalues significant empirical work by giving status to research findings only in so far as they relate to often arbitrary theoretical concerns. Dixon addresses the historical dimension in the explanation of human nature and rational...