The Sociology of Belief (Routledge Revivals) : Fallacy and Foundation
By: Dixon, Keith.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Revivals: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (147 p.).ISBN: 9781317815518.Subject(s): Knowledge, Sociology of | Reductionism | Relativity | Religion and ethicsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Sociology of Belief (Routledge Revivals) : Fallacy and FoundationDDC classification: 303.3/72 | 303.372 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Dedication; Introduction; 1 Reductionism and dual residentialism: Marx and Mannheim; 1 Marxism: 'science' or critique?; 2 Dispensing with the dialectic; 3 Mannheim: dual residentialism compounded; 2 The reaction to reductionism and the fallacies of negative re-endorsement and cognitive relativism; 1 The reaction to reductionism; 2 The fallacy of negative re-endorsement; 3 Cultural and cognitive relativism and the concept of rationality; 3 The sociology of science
1 Cognitive relativism and the sociology of science2 The curious case of Immanuel Velikovsky; 3 Knowledge and the empirical basis of science; 4 Ethics and religion: claims to autonomy; 1 Moral discourse and moral practice; 2 Religious belief - the crucial case; 5 Conclusion: the foundation and limits of the sociology of knowledge; Notes; Index
First published in 1980, this book presents a study of knowledge and the patterns of social and scientific thought. Keith Dixon argues that traditional and contemporary formulations of the sociology of knowledge involve a series of fallacies, and the claim to reduce knowledge to ideology devalues the role of reasoned inquiry. Chapters discuss such areas as the theories of Marx and Mannheim, the sociology of science and of religious belief. With a detailed conclusion analysing the foundations and limits of the sociology of knowledge, this reissue will provide an interesting and useful analysis
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