The Tarde problem, or, how to reconcile metaphysics and sociology

Matei Candea explores the authorship of Gabriel Tardes

13.08.2014 | Kristian Lindegaard Svendsen

Dato tor 18 sep
Tid 14:00 16:00
Sted Bygn. 1483, lok. 444, Nobelparken

This paper gives a brief introduction to the life and work of Gabriel Tarde and focuses on a fundamental problem which faces any reader of Tarde today: what is the relationship between Tarde's sociology and his metaphysics? Tarde himself, and a number of those who have sought to rediscover his thinking in the years since his eclipse from the French sociological landscape, have given different answers to this question. The problem, I will argue, is not simply one of intellectual history - the question of the intersection between the social sciences and metaphysics is very much alive today. The paper suggests a solution.

 

 

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