Discretization of social space and paradigms in sociology

Кulikov S.B.

Tomsk state pedagogical university, Tomsk, Russia kulikovsb@tspu.edu.ru

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Кulikov S.B. Discretization of social space and paradigms in sociology. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 9. P. 13-18


Resulting form methodological study, the idea is argued for that poly-paradigmatic state of contemporary sociology stems principally in discreteness of social space. Sociology is understood as a special section of science, while discretization of social space leads to situation of small groups’ isolated development. Groups’ development occurs in this context as unequilibrium process permitting the author to construct a position alternative to structural functional approach being at the same time oriented towards objectivity in understanding social reality

sociology; science; social space; paradigm; theory; poly-paradigmatic status
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