The role of value in Karl Mannheim's sociology of knowledge
Rempel, Francis Warren
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The problem of the dissertation was to discover the axiology basis upon which Karl Mannheim has developed his sociology of knowledge and accordingly his social philosophy. Integral aspects of the problem included the question of the link between Mannheim's sociology of knowledge and his axiological absolutism, on the one hand, and axiological relativism on the other. The method of the dissertation included: (a) Exposition. -- Chapters II and III were primarily expository, setting forth the main outlines of Mannheim's sociology of knowledge and the epistemological conclusions he has drawn. (b) Analysis. -- Chapter IV was primarily analytic, and attempted to elicit the value components of Mannheim's system through a series of categorical analyses. These categories were educed from Mannheim's writings and are basically reflections of perenially recurring problems in the field of value theory [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University
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