General Sociology; An Exposition Of The Main Development In Sociological Theory From Spencer To…

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byAlbion Woodbury Small

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1905. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXII1 THE INDIVIDUAL Today's sociology is still struggling with the preposterous initial fact of the individual. He is the only possible social unit, and he is no longer a thinkable possibility. He is the only real presence, and he is never present. Whether we are near to resolution of the paradox or not, there is hardly more visible consensus about the relation of the individual to the whole than at any earlier period. Indeed, the minds of more people than ever before are puzzled by the seeming antinomy between the individual and the whole.2 3 * Advancing upon our analysis of interests as such, we have now to speak of interests as we find them combined in actual 1 Cf. Baldwin, Social and Ethical Interpretations, passim; Cooley, Human Nature and the Social Order. "Cf. Royce, The World und the Individual. '" Der Zug der Naturwissenschaften .... geht zur Einheit. Anders im Bereich der Socialwissenschaften. Zwar die theoretische Sociallehre, das social Seiende durch Causalanalysen erklärend, zeigt gleichfalls den Zug zur Einheit. Nicht aber die praktische Sociallehre; zwei contradictorische Grundnormen des Seinsollens stehen hier in ewigem Widerstreit sich gegenüber: das Individualprincip und das Socialprincip Diese Grundnormen stehen sich als Axiome gegenüber, welche nicht bewiesen, sondern nur geglaubt werden können. Es handelt sich um eine logische Antinomie; das dem letzten Grunde des socialen Seinsollens nachspürende Denken zwingt uns entweder im Individual- oder im Socialprincip den letzten Schluss socialer Weisheit zu suchen; aber es zwingt uns zugleich zu der Erkenntniss, dass die Entscheidung, welche wohl oder übel vollzogen werden muss, wilkürlich ist." (Dietzel, Theoretische SociaKkonomik, p. 7.) Unles...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1905. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXII1 THE INDIVIDUAL Today's sociology is still struggling with the preposterous initial fact of the individual. He...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:238 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.5 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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