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By Paul Q. Hirst

This identify, first released in 1975, comprises complimentary reports by means of Paul Q. Hirst: the 1st according to Claude Bernard’s idea of medical wisdom, and the second one referring to Emile Durkheim’s try to offer a philosophical beginning for a systematic sociology in The principles of Sociological Method. The author’s basic crisis is to reply to the query: is Durkheim’s concept of information logically constant and philosophically conceivable? His critical end is that the epistemology constructed within the Rules is an most unlikely one and that its inherent contradictions are evidence that sociology because it is often understood can by no means be a systematic discipline.

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