The thesis takes departure from Robert Friedrichs' text
A Sociology of Sociology which appeared in 1970. In this
book, Friedrichs claims that the use of dialectical notions
in sociology is becoming so prevalent as to suggest that a
new 'dialectical paradigm' might be in the ascendant. His
argument, though impressionistic, makes persuasive reading.
But how valid is the momentous claim contained in it?
Would it survive an independent assessment of contemporary
dialectical writing in...[Show more]
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