Social Facts

Some articles on social facts, social, facts:

Durkheim's Social Fact
... For Durkheim, sociology was 'the science of social facts' ... The task of the sociologist was to search for correlations between social facts in order to reveal laws of social structure ... Within social facts Durkheim distinguished material and nonmaterial social facts ...
Social Constructionism - The Teleology of Social Construction - Weak Teleology
... Weak social constructionism sees the underlying, objective, "brute factual," elements of the class of languages and functional assignments of human, metaphysical, reality ... Brute facts are all facts that are not institutional (metaphysical, social agreement) facts ... The skeptic portrays the weak aspect of social constructivism, and wants to spend effort debating the institutional realities ...
Margaret Gilbert - Selected Publications - Articles
... Argument for the Impossibility of Prediction in the Social Sciences' (with Fred R ... (1976) in Life Sentences Aspects of the Social Role of Language, ed ... (8) 'Notes on the Concept of a Social Convention' (1983) New Literary History, vol ...

Famous quotes containing the words facts and/or social:

    I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.... I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The type of fig leaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a twofold description of its morality. It reveals that certain unacknowledged behavior exists and it suggests the form that such behavior takes.
    Freda Adler (b. 1934)