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Wissenssoziologie und sozialwissenschaftliche Hermeneutik
Sociology of Knowledge and Social-Scientific Hermeneutics

Author(s): Hans-Georg Soeffner
Subject(s): Epistemology, Sociology of Culture, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics
Published by: Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: sociology of knowledge and culture; phenomenology; hermeneutics; social construction;

Summary/Abstract: Following Max Weber, Edmund Husserl and Alfred Schütz the article identifies an ambitions sociology of knowledge as a comprehensive sociology of culture representing both theoretical and historical empirical analysis. “Verstehende Soziologie” in Max Weber’s sense is based on a hermeneutic background. Unlike the “cartesian” concept of science describing the world applying “mathematical rules” (Husserl) hermeneutics interpret the social world by empirically reconstructing the “social constructions of reality” (Berger/Luckmann) and by analytically translating everyday experiences (“first order constructions”, Alfred Schütz) into theoretically based descriptions and concepts (“second order constructions”, Alfred Schütz).

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 61supl.
  • Page Range: 21-44
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: German