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    Getting Off the Cartesian Clothesline.John Levi Martin - 2018 - Sociological Theory 36 (2):194-200.
    Most attempts to examine the relation between networks and events begin with what we should question—that it invariably helps us to imagine that our units fall neatly into “events” that occupy distinct points in Cartesian time. I show that the core insights that inspired contemporary network analysis come from a structuralist conception which is both far more theoretically generative than the Cartesian vision and does less violence to the nature of the sorts of empirical material that we usually have before (...)
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    The Myth of the Consumption-Oriented Economy and the Rise of the Desiring Subject.John Levi Martin - 1999 - Theory and Society 28 (3):425-453.
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    On the Limits of Sociological Theory.John Levi Martin - 2001 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 31 (2):187-223.
    Sociological Theory is an attempt to make sense of an intuited level of order transcending the level on which we as individuals live and think. This implies a dual explanatory task: on one hand, to provide a substantively meaningful third-person framework for the formation of theoretical statements, and, on the other, to provide an intuitively accessible answer to the question of why social order exists in the first place. A coherent linkage between these two forms of explanation, however, requires the (...)
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    Structuring the Sexual Revolution.John Levi Martin - 1996 - Theory and Society 25 (1):105-151.
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  5. Authoritative Knowledge and Heteronomy in Classical Sociological Theory.John Levi Martin - 1998 - Sociological Theory 16 (2):99-130.
    This article traces the impact of philosophical questions regarding the grounds of moral autonomy and heteronomy (rule-from-another as opposed to rule-from-oneself) on classical sociological theory, arguing that both Weber and Durkheim understood sociology to have a contribution to make in the debate with Kant over the grounds of ethical action. Both insisted that the only possible ethical action was one within the bounds of rational knowledge that was inherently authoritative, but this sat uneasily with their focus on the relation between (...)
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    Chance and Causality: A Comment on Manis and Meltzer.John Levi Martin - 1995 - Sociological Theory 13 (2):197-202.
  7. Surfeit and Surface.John Levi Martin & Monica Lee - 2015 - Big Data and Society 2 (2).
    “Would you like another EXTRA BIG ASS FRIES?”.
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  8. The Explanation of Social Action.John Levi Martin - 2011 - Oup Usa.
    The Explanation of Social Action is a critique of the conventional understanding of methods of explanation in the social sciences. It argues that any scientific approach to explanation must build on the phenomenological experience of actors.
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    The Objective and Subjective Rationalization of War.John Levi Martin - 2005 - Theory and Society 34 (3):229-275.