The notion of ‘interest’ in contemporary Western sociology


Аleksandrov D.V.

Bogdan Khmelnitsky State pedagogical university, Melitopol’, Ukraine daleksandrov2004@mail.ru

ID of the Article: 5605


For citation:

Аleksandrov D.V. The notion of ‘interest’ in contemporary Western sociology. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 8. P. 57-66




Abstract

Specifics of ‘interest’ notion use in late XX – early 21stcentury Western sociologyis analyzed involving the process of the making of its semantic shadings and heuristic capabili-ties under conditions of methodological relativism, of plurality of approaches, and particularisticviews in academia. Sociologists ambitions to renovate the contents of the notion, to use it in anew way in explaining spatial and temporal ‘contours’ of social practice are described.


Keywords
the notion of ‘interest’; gnoseological content; heuristic potential; sociologicaltheory
Content No 8, 2014