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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 options and proposal formation in social sciences. Written via Leon J. Goldstein, a preeminent Jewish thinker who tested the epistemological foundations of social technological know-how inquiry in the course of the moment 1/2 the 20 th century, the publication undertakes a learn of thought formation and alter by means of taking a look at the 4 serious phrases in anthropology (kinship), politics (parliament and Rousseau’s suggestion of the final will), and sociology (individualism). the writer demanding situations triumphing notions of thought formation and definition, particularly assertions by means of Gottlieb Frege that strategies have mounted, transparent limitations that aren't topic to alter. as an alternative, drawing upon arguments through R.G. Collingwood, Goldstein asserts that techniques have a historic measurement with limitations and meanings that vary with their use and context. Goldstein’s paintings presents perception for philosophers, historians, political scientists, anthropologists, and Judaica students drawn to the learn and which means of serious thoughts inside of their fields.

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