On the supposed societies of chemicals, atoms and stars in Gabriel Tarde

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On the supposed societies of chemicals, atoms and stars in Gabriel Tarde

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Philosophy Department

Description

It is commonly believed that the French sociologist Gabriel Tarde allows even for inanimate objects such as chemicals, atoms, and stars to be topics of sociology. This article claims otherwise. Tarde is an arch-reductionist for whom nothing exists below the tiniest micro-level of the cosmos. His theory of monads is by no means an adequate sociology of medium- or large-sized things.

Publication Date

2012

Document Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Savage Objects

Editors

Godofredo Pereira

ISBN

9789722720717

Publisher

Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda

City

Lisbon

First Page

33

Last Page

43

Keywords

Tarde, Gabriel de, 1843-1904, Monadology, Reductionism

On the supposed societies of chemicals, atoms and stars in Gabriel Tarde

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