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Язык, логика и культура

Социологическое обозрение. 2012. Т. 11. № 1. С. 84-98.
Миллс Ч. Р.
Translator: А. М. Корбут
Editor of translation: С. П. Баньковская

In this early paper C. Wright Mills tries to ground the possibility for the study of thinking (including logical) from the perspective of sociology of knowledge. Following G.H. Mead, he shows that thinking is a social process because every thinker converses with his or her audience using the norms of rationality and logicality common to his or her culture. Language serves as a mediator between thinking and social patterns. Proposing to consider the meaning of language as the common social behavior evoked by it, Mills finds a way to combine three levels of analysis: psychological, social and cultural.