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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.
Tarde, Gabriel de, 1843-1904, Monadology, Reductionism
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(2012).On the Supposed Societies of Chemicals, Atoms and Stars in Gabriel Tarde. INCM. , 33-43
On the Supposed Societies of Chemicals, Atoms and Stars in Gabriel Tarde. INCM, 2012.pp. 33-43