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  1. Odious Comparisons: Incommensurability, the Case Study, and “Small N's” in Sociology.George Steinmetz - 2004 - Sociological Theory 22 (3):371-400.
    Case studies and "small-N comparisons" have been attacked from two directions, positivist and incommensurabilist. At the same time, some authors have defended small-N comparisons as allowing qualitative researchers to attain a degree of scientificity, yet they also have rejected the case study as merely "idiographic. " Practitioners of the case study sometimes agree with these critics, disavowing all claims to scientificity. A related set of disagreements concerns the role and nature of social theory in sociology, which sometimes is described as (...)
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  • Remarks on the Comparison Between 'Exchange' and 'Communication'.Ronald Commers - 1976 - Philosophica 17 (1):175-195.
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  • Cultural Relativism and the Logic of Language.Joachim Israel - 1981 - Diogenes 29 (113-114):107-126.
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  • Whorf and Wittgenstein. Language, World View and Argumentation.M. Kienpointner - 1996 - Argumentation 10 (4):475-494.
    Whorf and Wittgenstein are perhaps the most famous names in linguistics and philosophy associated with the assumption that language plays a decisive role in shaping our view of reality. After a critical discussion of Whorf's linguistic relativity principle I conclude that it is not language as a system, but the use of language according to the rules of language games which connects language thought and world view, especially if some particular usage becomes the commonly accepted norm. This traditional norm also (...)
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