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In: The American Journal of Sociology, 1976, 81, 6: 1339-1359. 14 Richard Hofstadter. , 1955). 15 V. I. Lenin. The Economic Content of Narodism and the Criticism of It in Mr. Struve‘s Book. Collected Works, Vol. 1 (Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1986), p 412. 16 See: Robert G. Perrin. Art. cit. 17 Richard Hofstadter. Op. , p 34. 4 55 18 Charles H. Cooley. Reflections upon the Sociology of Herbert Spencer. In: The American Journal of Sociology, 1920, 26, 2: 129. 19 Richard Hofstadter. Op. , p 50. 20 D.
He underestimated, moreover, the results of cultural diffusion and mutual influence, since he often depicted the effect of the environment as if a society always lived in complete isolation, as a culturally independent entity. Geographers, who shared many of the mistakes of positivist historiography, also endeavoured to bring out the role of physical factors of the environment in the development of society. One eminent sociogeographer was Karl Ritter (1779-1859), who is considered a founder of modern geography along with Alexander Humboldt (1769-1859).
Ostwald translated other sociological and economic categories (in particular social order and the state), regarded as conditions of the best transformation of energy, into the language of energism in the same way. The authority of mathematical natural science helped spread the mechanistic type of thinking in the early part of this century. Ideas of social physics were developed in one way or another by Vladimir Bekhterev, Vilfredo Pareto, and others. Theorists less competent in natural science simply introduced any laws of physics, mechancis, chemistry, and biology that they knew or considered appropriate into the explanation of social phenomena.
A History of Classical Sociology (Student's Library) by Igor Kon (Editor)