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By Leon J. Goldstein,David Schultz,Vincent M. Colapietro

Conceptual rigidity: Essays on Kinship, Politics, and Individualism is a severe philosophical exam of the position of suggestions and suggestion formation in social sciences. Written by means of Leon J. Goldstein, a preeminent Jewish thinker who tested the epistemological foundations of social technology inquiry throughout the moment 1/2 the 20 th century, the ebook undertakes a research of inspiration formation and alter via taking a look at the 4 serious phrases in anthropology (kinship), politics (parliament and Rousseau’s proposal of the final will), and sociology (individualism). the writer demanding situations winning notions of idea formation and definition, particularly assertions through Gottlieb Frege that techniques have fastened, transparent obstacles that aren't topic to alter. in its place, drawing upon arguments through R.G. Collingwood, Goldstein asserts that suggestions have a historic measurement with limitations and meanings that modify with their use and context. Goldstein’s paintings offers perception for philosophers, historians, political scientists, anthropologists, and Judaica students drawn to the examine and that means of severe strategies inside of their fields.

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