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The 5 essays during this paintings try out in interpretive and unique how you can additional the typical box of research of guy within the life-world. Richard Zaner in his exam of the multi-level process of the social sciences to the social order issues us towards essences and the style during which they're epistemically understood. by means of contrasting the paintings of the later Durkheim with that of Husserl, Edward Tiryakian is ready to recommend a commonality of recreation among them. Paul Ricoeur, after phenomenologically distinguishing 3 thoughts of ideology, examines the meant clash among technology and beliefs and its answer via a hermeneutics of old realizing. Maurice N at anson in his dialogue of the matter of anonymity displays on either the sociological givenness of the realm and its phenomenological reconstruction, exhibiting the mandatory interrelationship of either previous­ ities. Fred Dallmayr, after a presentation of the kingdom of validation within the social sciences and their difficulties in trying to floor them­ selves both in regard to logical positivism or phenomenology, refers us to the viewpoint of Merleau-Ponty about the dating of cognition and experience.

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49 The life-world, the everyday social world, does have regularities and "typifications" (to borrow from Schutz) which may even be expressed in mathematical relationships. Certainly, Durkheim's famous positivistic monograph, Suicide, is a demonstration that even such a seemingly individual act as "suicide" is a phenomenon having a sociocultural context whose objective manifestations may be approximated in statistical relationships. But even in this monograph, to say nothing of the later Elementary Forms, Durkheim went on to explore the layers of meaning-structures that are constitutive of this phenomenon.

If disagreement is "masked," dialogue may be rewarding social "small talk" but not an intellectually 40 Durkheim treated this in one of his last articles, "Le Dualisme de la Nature Humaine et ses Conditions Sociales," Scientia, IS (1914), pp. 206-21. An English Translation of this important sequel to The Elementary Forms appears in Kurt H. , Emile Durkheim I8S8-I9I7 (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1960), pp. 325-340. The reader will find in Husserl's The Crisis, pp. , a complementary discussion of the self's dualism.

The hierarchical aspect of the social order, or more precisely, the asymmetrical character of social structure. To this hierarchical structure new functions of ideology are linked: a) Max Weber, once more, has described quite well the phenomenon: to every claim to legitimacy corresponds a belief on the part of the 2. A SCIENTIFIC CONCEPT OF IDEOLOGY 49 citizen, the belief that the authority is legitimate and therefore so is the social order itself. Now there is always more in the claim raised by the authority than in the belief held by the members of the group.

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