Конструирование прошлого в процессе коммуникации: теоретическая логика социологического подхода
The paper aims at elaborating a new approach to events as basic elements of the social. With this paper the author starts a new large project “Theory of social events”. Events are meaningful units observed as occurrences in space and time.
The intervals of time and pieces of space both are indivisible for an observer, therefore containing no smaller events. However the events are interrelated, they have logical construction, implying both a number of other possible events and a kind of inner heterogeneity. Event are framed in situations and figurations, they can have a relativist and an absolute character for the observer and/or participants in social life. One kind of the logical implications they have is the past that must have been for an event to occur. This is the logical structure of the argument proposed here.