Prospects of the Sociology of Philosophy

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The article presents some key aspects of the approach called sociology of philosophy, as represented by Pierre Bourdieu, Randall Colins and others. Comparisons are made with the philosophical research programme, developed by Dieter Henrich, which goes under the name constellation research. One thing that unites the sociology of philosophy and constellation research is an interest in antagonistic constellations involving rivalry, competition and controversy. A few references to the case of Rorty are included in the discussion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-123
Number of pages7
JournalAnalyse und Kritik
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Philosophy

Free keywords

  • constellation research
  • graphic presentation
  • intellectual self-concept
  • positioning theory
  • sociology of philosophy


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