chapter  2
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The Hegelian apogee

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The development and character of European sociology cannot be fully understood without taking into account the ways in which its practitioners have tried – though not always fully successfully – to transform into social scientific research programmes various problems and issues they encountered in the writings of philosophers. The sociological revolution in knowledge, I am arguing, constituted a break with philosophy which has had profound consequences for the practice of both philosophy and sociology.