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The Functional Prerequisites Generic to the Inception and Institutionalization of Positivistic Sociological Epistemology

Investigation and Interpretation

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Paul Hochstim

Primarily an essay in the Sociology of Knowledge, the major thrust of the discussion focuses upon the interaction of cultural, social structural, and social-psychological elements encouraging the shared perception pertaining to the feasibility of interpreting social behavior and the operation of a social system through the application of a positivistic point of departure.
Contents: The Sociology of Knowledge as Related to the Development of the Positivistic Sociological Orientation - The Insufficiency of the Natural Science Positivist Tradition - The Inadequacy of the Transmission of Sociological Thought - The Incompleteness of Diffused Social and Cultural Thought - The Limitation of Recurrent Social Disorganization - Interpersonal Disorganization and Structural Differentiation.