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Jaap Westbroek, Harry Nijhuis, and Laurent van der Maesen

phenomena, Comte's positivism is not identical with radical empiricism or with the positivism of the Vienna Circle. As Martindale observed: “In fusing organicism to [his form of] positivism, sociology proposed to convert the empiricist-positivistic tradition

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Joost Beuving and Geert de Vries

sociology and psychology in particular) and later in semi-independent methodology departments. The first generation of chairs in social research methodology almost without exception embraced positivism as their guiding paradigm. Typically, they espoused

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Environmental Expertise as Group Belonging

Environmental Sociology Meets Science and Technology Studies

Rolf Lidskog and Göran Sundqvist

ways to control risks is questioned. Reflexive modernization means an end of “true-false positivism” in which science has the exclusive right to judge what should be seen as a risk. In Ulrich Beck’s (1994: 29) words, “People must say farewell to the

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Monumental Misunderstandings

The Material Entextualization of Mutual Incomprehension in Sino-Mozambican Relations

Morten Nielsen and Mikkel Bunkenborg

: Positivism and Its Epistemological Other , ed. George Steinmetz , 59 – 88 . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Küchler , Susanne . 1987 . “ Malangan: Art and Memory in a Melanesian Society .” Man (n.s.) 22 ( 2 ): 238 – 255 . 10