Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Moral vs. political

“Consider divorce in America: it has taken sociologists forty years to conclude that divorce, in a strictly statistical sense, is not good for children. … Sociologists, once responsible for understanding the nature of moral and social life, grew silent in their regard for moral judgment, except as political judgment.”
Here is an essay of mine on Peter Berger -- who also thought (thinks) sociology has lost its way -- that Imber published in his journal Society.]

Exactly, and whether our relationships should be so interchangeable. [TNM] By: Tusar N. Mohapatra on October 27, 2010 at 1:43 PM Reply
True, but any conceptualization would mean some kind of relatedness. A too reductive analogy can engender delusions and hence is a methodological hazard. [TNM] By: Tusar N. Mohapatra on October 27, 2010 at 6:27 PM Reply

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