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Heidegger and socio-ontology: A sociological reading
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. (Identitet och Ordning)
2013 (English)In: Journal of Classical Sociology, ISSN 1468-795X, E-ISSN 1741-2897, Vol. 13, no 4, 487-508 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper uses the work and employs the tools of the German philosopher Martin Heideggerto attempt to improve sociology. Heidegger’s thinking is employed primarily to undo a paradoxof sociology. Sociology focuses on the social, but starts with the assumption of essentially nonsocialegos that somehow generate a social world. This ‘egologism’ has caused sociology tooccupy itself with a number of pseudo-problems. We argue that Heidegger develops what we calla ‘socio-ontological’ approach, which means that human beings are always already social and dwelloriginarily in a social world. To present this ‘social foundation for sociology’ is the contribution ofthis paper.

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2013. Vol. 13, no 4, 487-508 p.
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Heidegger, ontology, philosophy, phenomenology
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-212197OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-212197DiVA: diva2:676891
Being and Order (2007-2037)
Available from: 2013-12-07 Created: 2013-12-07 Last updated: 2014-01-17Bibliographically approved

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