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boundary 2 (1 May 2005) 32 (2): 109–135.
Published: 01 May 2005
... economistic. An additional process that prepared the ground for positivism’s sweeping victory inside soci- ology after 1945 has to do with the spontaneous social epistemologies that 2. Neil Smelser, ‘‘External Influences on Sociology in Sociology and Its Publics, ed. Terence C. Halliday and Morris...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2000) 27 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 August 2000
... segments of the essay in which Du Bois critiques Spencerian positivism for ‘‘verbal jugglery’’ that ‘‘ultimately led to enigmatic abstractions’’ enabling theoreticians such as Herbert Spencer to avoid ‘‘real men and real things’’ and concentrate ‘‘on a ‘mystical’ whole full of ‘metaphysical lay figures...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2005) 32 (2): 257–258.
Published: 01 May 2005
... 2005); and editor of State/Culture: State Formation After the Cultural Turn (1999) and The Politics of Method in the Human Sciences: Positivism and Its Epistemological Others (forthcoming in 2005). With Julia Adams, he coedits the book series Politics, History, and Culture for Duke University Press...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2000) 27 (1): 121–133.
Published: 01 February 2000
...-American Research at Harvard University. The re- ceived account of this is Du Bois’s turn to pragmatism from positivism (or rather his return—we would do well to recall that Du Bois’s doctoral work was in history and economics...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2008) 35 (2): 125–155.
Published: 01 May 2008
... imperialist era, nor can local social networks centered on local gentry and communities adjust to the national and industrial social organizations, since both assume an individual subjectivity defined by the idea of natural rights. Under these circumstances, positivism and an atomistic scientific view...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2003) 30 (1): 31–49.
Published: 01 February 2003
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boundary 2 (1 August 2005) 32 (3): 81–96.
Published: 01 August 2005
... neopragmatism finds its Mandeville in Barbara Herrnstein Smith, whose arguments are utterly fascinating, in an appalling kind of way. These arguments typically kick off with a well-rehearsed attack on positiv- ism: beliefs are not caused by things in the world; objects do not carry mean- ings already...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2019) 46 (2): 19–71.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Online . New York : Columbia University Press . Zalewski Marysia . 1996 . “ ‘All These Theories yet the Bodies Keep Piling Up’: Theories, Theorists, Theorizing .” In International Theory: Positivism and Beyond , edited by Smith Steve Booth Ken Zalewski Marysia , 340 – 51...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2000) 27 (3): 37–44.
Published: 01 August 2000
... Comte was strangely hesitant as to the real elements of Society which must sometime be studied—were 1. The reference is to French philosopher Isidore-auguste-marie-françois-xavier Comte— Auguste Comte—(1798–1857), who is credited with the founding of positivism and giving the science of sociology...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... Kemalism was—and is—a nationalist ideology with strong emphasis on the republican state. This is understandable, as it had to legitimate the republican regime after six hundred years of sultanate. Kemalism was— and is—laicist in a French (not Anglo-Saxon)­ style. Greatly inspired by positivism and...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 41–51.
Published: 01 May 2013
... (roughly) the 1960s, has a wider context in resistance to logical positivism’s isolation of moral judgment from the much larger com- plex of ethical concepts and forms employed in moral thinking. Mary Midg- ley’s attack on the assumed neutrality of much moral philosophy, by way of a quotation from...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2007) 34 (3): 47–60.
Published: 01 August 2007
... and two-sided engagement. 56  boundary 2 / Fall 2007 consequence of positivism), and indeed while subtly arguing in the name of moral universality, is perhaps Appiah’s most distinctive contribution. This careful argument comes closest to specialized philosophy talk in an other- wise...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2012) 39 (2): 111–141.
Published: 01 May 2012
... dominant ideas of utili- tarianism and positivism. The long- standing duality between Karmayoga (right action) and Jnanayoga (right knowledge) as elaborated in the Gita is resolved. One need not ponder over whether to seek God through works of the world or to find him by renouncing it...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 February 2010
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 43–65.
Published: 01 February 2015
... onto- logical either in the name of positivism or for reasons of opportunistic cor- rectness. As a result of this disavowal, politics misrecognizes itself. In his brief but illuminating foreword to one of Spanos’s many influ- ential books, Donald Pease makes the salient claim that “the key...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2016) 43 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 May 2016
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boundary 2 (1 May 2002) 29 (2): 45–67.
Published: 01 May 2002
... relation to those concerns. 20. Analogization is the fundamental principle of scientific positivism but also the funda- mental principle of sentimentality (see ‘‘Analogy and Relationship’’ in SW, 1). This is to say that one must withstand a sadness of history without sentimentalizing it. For it is only...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2005) 32 (1): 53–70.
Published: 01 February 2005
... with meaning that exceeded the symbolic order’s capacity to metabolize that force. Because the letter positivized that which was lacking a predicated position, Hawthorne encountered it within the site of the irreducible abyss between the singularity the letter objectified and any already constituted...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2005) 32 (3): 97–117.
Published: 01 August 2005
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boundary 2 (1 February 2007) 34 (1): 173–195.
Published: 01 February 2007
...—evident, for example, in the work of Lotman and other scholars of the Tartu school— sought to reclaim from Marxism the mantle of objectivity, to out-positive the positivists, laying claim (however naïvely) to an authentic objectivity and real positivism uncontaminated by ideology...