Book Reviews of Structure, Consciousness, and History

Structure, Consciousness, and History
Structure Consciousness and History
ISBN-13: 9780521220477
ISBN-10: 0521220475
Publication Date: 8/31/1978
Pages: 320

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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From inside the dust jacket: "....The authors explore the conflict between positivism and romanticism, between hard and soft sociological research methods, and b3etween objectivity and subjectivity--conflicts that are particularly acute....

"All of the chapters adopt the approach of 'symbolic realism' or 'cognitive aesthetics' to overcome the dualism in conventional sociological theory. This strategy of symbolic realism is a philosophical amalgam forged from findings in existential philosophy, and pragmatism. It establishes a legitimate basis for the application of aesthetic criteria to truth-seeking in social sciences.

The synthesis emerging from this book suggests a new paradigm with broad implications for all the human studies including Anthropology, Sociology, Social Psychology, political science, history and other culture studies. Those reading will find this volume a provocative point of departure for their own investigations."