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Social Laws, Part 10

Smith explores Emile Durkheim’s major objections to Herbert Spencer’s theory of a free society based on voluntary contracts.

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Social Laws, Part 8

Smith explores the historical and theoretical roots of methodological individualism and subjectivism.

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Social Laws, Part 6

Smith explains methodological individualism and its implications for the existence of institutions and other social phenomena.

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Social Laws, Part 4

Smith explains Herbert Spencer’s views of the scientific status of sociology, the nature of social laws, and the practical value of social science.

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Social Laws, Part 2

Smith explains how the methodological monism of modern positivism differs from classical empiricism.