A Reflexive Writing of the History of Sociology

Author(s) : Salvino A. Salvaggio & Paolo Barbesino

Bibliographic details : Lecture, State University of New York at Buffalo, Dept. of Sociology

Date of Publication : 1996

Executive summary : In order to fully deploy a sociology of sociological knowledge, it seems safe to indicate a twofold question as a starting point: to what extent could sociology gain a scientific approach to science and, consequently, would it ever achieve a satisfactory degree in scientific self-description? In a constructivist perspective, this means investigating the conditions under which a sociology of the constitutive processes of a scientific discipline may come about, and reflexively applying the same theoretical framework in order to approach the re-writing of history of sociology itself.

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