The concept of "social relations" in classic analytical interpretative sociology: Weber and Znaniecki
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 91 (1):119-142 (2006)
Sociology has been often defined as a science of "social relations". The aim of this article is to contribute to the clarification of this concept. I take into account only two classic analytical sociologies — those developed by Max Weber and by Florian Znaniecki. These sociologies seem to me only partly useful for the analysis of macroscale (ethnic, racial, industrial, and international) problems. They refer to human individual interactions within social collectivities, and not between them. If we follow expressis verbis the individualistic aspects of Weber's model and the analytical aspects of Znaniecki's theory, it would be difficult to base empirical investigations of social relations. The situation changes when we depart from the classics' ways of construction of the concepts of social relation and concentrate on the implication of the concept presented by the same authors. Fortunately, the research practices of both scholars encourage us to abandon a literal interpretation of their models. They present a variety of interesting typologies of social relations and social objects between which these relations can exist.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Nam-In Lee (2009). Husserl의 현상학과 Schutz의 현상학적 사회학(Husserl's Phenomenology and Schutz's Phenomenological Sociology). Schutzian Research 1:129-147.
Max Scheler (1992). On Feeling, Knowing, and Valuing: Selected Writings. University of Chicago Press.
W. G. Runciman (1972). A Critique of Max Weber's Philosophy of Social Science. Cambridge [Eng.]University Press.
Milan Zafirovski (2011). Weber's Sociological Elements in Mises' Economics of Human Action. Social Epistemology 24 (2):75-98.
Emmanuelle Morandi (2010). Introductory Outlines to Pierpaolo Donati's Relational Sociology, Part. Journal of Critical Realism 9 (2):208-226.
H. T. Wilson (2004). The Vocation of Reason: Studies in Critical Theory and Social Science in the Age of Max Weber. Brill.
Gertrude Hirsch Hadorn (1997). Webers Idealtypus AlS Methode Zur Bestimmung Des Begriffsinhaltes Theoretischer Begriffe in den Kulturwissenschaften. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 28 (2):275 - 296.
John Drysdale (1996). How Are Social-Scientific Concepts Formed? A Reconstruction of Max Weber's Theory of Concept Formation. Sociological Theory 14 (1):71-88.
Andrew Chitty (1998). Recognition and Social Relations of Production. Historical Materialism 2 (1):57-98.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads3 ( #290,026 of 1,098,626 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #285,836 of 1,098,626 )
How can I increase my downloads?