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|Filmer S. C. Northrop was born in 1883* Studied at Beloit, Yale and the
University of London Imperial College of Science and Technology. He
was professor of Law and Philosophy at Yale. Published The Logic of
the Sciences and the Humanities and The Meeting of East and West*
among many books and articles. An expert in epistemology, his method
of analysis is a search for the discovery of the first principles of
knowledge and the rigorous logical relationship between those principles
and the whole body of doctrine. It provides a method of thinking as
much as it provides a system of thoughts.
This dissertation explores those elements of Northrop's philosophy which
deserve the attention of sociologists. His philosophical ideas about the
logical and epistemological categories of knowledge provide the social
scientist with the training to think deductively and to avoid the
misunderstandings derived from the use of common sense language,
disregarding logical and conceptual distinctions. This systematic study
offers the opportunity to gain a fertile system of thought, and consider
the new theory of the social sciences as a portion of it.
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|The Logical and Epistemological Foundations of Sociology in the Philosophy of F.S.C Northrop
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