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Arguments and actions in social theory

Author: P W Preston; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2009.
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Intellectual trajectory is not organized in advance, we do not begin by surveying the intellectual ground before deciding upon a line of enquiry, rather we fall into conversation, our starting points are accidental, our early moves untutored - they are not informed by a systematic knowledge of the available territory, rather they flow from curiosity, we read what strikes us as interesting and discard that which  Read more...
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Preston, P.W. (Peter Wallace), 1949-
Arguments and actions in social theory.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2009
(OCoLC)290433086
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P W Preston; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230234178 0230234178
OCLC Number: 427853726
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 189 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The Practical Nature of Social Theorizing --
Arguments from Natural Science --
Arguments from Language/Understanding --
Arguments from Political Community --
Language, Tradition and Practice --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: Peter Preston.
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'This splendid book provides a clear, readable and remarkably comprehensive overview of social theory" - Contemporary Sociology

 
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