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Durkheim and representations, edited by W.S.F. Pickering

Durkheim's sociological thought is based on the premise that the world cannot be known as a thing in itself, but only through representations, rough approximations of the world created either individually or collectively. This set of papers by leading Durkheimians from Britain, America and continental Europe is the first concentrated attempt to understand what he meant by representations, how his understanding of the term was influenced by Kant and by neo-Kantians like Charles Renouvier and how his use of the concept in his work developed over time. By arguing that his use of representations a
Table Of Contents
Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; The intellectual territory; Representations as understood by Durkheim: an introductory sketch W.S.F.PICKERING; Historical issues; Representations in Durkheim's Sens lectures: an early approach to the subject WARREN SCHMAUS; Representation in Durkheim's masters: Kant and Renouvier I: Representation, reality and the question of science SUE STEDMAN JONES; Representation in Durkheim's masters: Kant and Renouvier II: Representation and logic SUE STEDMAN JONES; Specific issues
Literary Form
non fiction
Published in conjunction with the British Centre for Durkheimian Studies
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1 online resource (199 p.)
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