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Criticizing Critics of Structural-Functionalism 2019-04-18T03:10:51.291Z · score: 4 (5 votes)

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Comment by daniel-2 on Criticizing Critics of Structural-Functionalism · 2019-04-18T23:04:17.826Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

The criticism is actually so loosely defined, and universally applied, that one of my express purposes in writing this was to articulate as best I could the criticism itself. And because of the universality of its application, it's brought up in most relevant literature as almost an obligation. Its lack of clear definition required my very own to be sort of "idiosyncratic". I think Formal Theory in Sociology: Opportunity or Pitfall? is one of the best introductions to the subject; and it happens to be what I was implicitly, at the back of my mind, referring to as I wrote this. (It's a fun read.)

Comment by daniel-2 on Criticizing Critics of Structural-Functionalism · 2019-04-18T05:57:59.545Z · score: 5 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Absolutely. I think this provides a decent summary: http://uregina.ca/~gingrich/n2f99.htm, though it is a bit heavy with reference to a certain practitioner of the "method", something I deliberately avoided. If you desire something more specific and in depth, I can send that info to you.