Heidegger and socio-ontology: A sociological reading
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
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 13, no 4, 487-508 p.
Heidegger, ontology, philosophy, phenomenology
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-212197OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-212197DiVA: diva2:676891
ProjectsBeing and Order (2007-2037)