cognitive sociology

cognitive sociology

a term used by A. Cicourel, Cognitive Sociology, (1973) as an umbrella term to group together ETHNOMETHODOLOGY and other areas of non-positivistic cognitive science, including COGNITIVE ANTHROPOLOGY and SOCIOLINGUISTICS.
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Its working hypothesis says that the theoretical framework developed by Habermasian cognitive sociology can illuminate the (communicatively) rational dimension of actual processes of ideational change, paving the way for a more realistic, yet normatively informed, perspective on public deliberation.
In this respect, Kuhn has paved the way for an expansion of the field towards a cognitive sociology of science.
They too address theoretical issues, drawing on cognitive theories of emotion, cognitive theories of metaphor, and cognitive sociology.
By developing an approach to shifting perceptions of risk that draws heavily on organizational theory and cognitive sociology, this book should appeal to a broad audience, including organizational researchers of various stripes.
However, as has been suggested above, the dimension of "language and cognition" possesses the social and sociocultural interface (especially in the case of language acquisition); for this reason, disciplines such as cognitive anthropology, cognitive sociology or the theory of social constructionism (cf.
He denies that Laudan had succeeded in his attempt at giving a genuine third alternative with respect both to the older hierarchical model of scientific change, and to its rival, the holistic model, associated usually with Kuhn and the post-Mertonian cognitive sociology of science.

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