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Kollektív képzetek, nyelvi jelentés és kategorizáció
Collective representations, semantic meaning and categorization

Author(s): Tamás Ullmann
Subject(s): History and theory of sociology
Published by: MTA TK Szociológiai Intézet
Keywords: category; collective representation; meaning; institution

Summary/Abstract: From the point of view of philosophy it is the theory of collective representations and the later theory of categorization that seems to be the most important part of Durkheim’s oeuvre. The theory of collective representation has played a significant role in the debates on the theory of sciences in the last decades of XIXth. century on the one hand, and has influenced the contemporary pragmatic philosophy on the other. The article presents first Durkheim’s theoretical struggle with the predominant neokantian tendency, then, in the second step, aims to analyze and to evaluate Durkheim’s conception on categorization partly in his famous essay on categorization written with Mauss, partly in his late works.

  • Issue Year: 9/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 58-72
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Hungarian