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Alex Dennis
University of Sheffield
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    That We Obey Rules Blindly Does Not Mean that We Are Blindly Subservient to Rules.Wes Sharrock & Alex Dennis - 2008 - Theory, Culture and Society 25 (2):33-50.
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  2. Skepticist philosophy as ethnomethodology.Alex Dennis - 2003 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 33 (2):151-173.
    Ethnomethodology is in trouble, its conceptual apparatus prone to indifference or misunderstanding both from "conventional" sociologists and from its own practitioners. This article describes some of these loci of confusion and suggests that they have a common root in the relationship between ethnomethodology and conventional sociology. Ethnomethodologists' desire to find a principled theoretical framework for dealing with this relationship is shown to be the common basis for subsequent confusion, and some of the corollaries of their putative solution(s) are elaborated with (...)
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    The strange survival and apparent resurgence of sociobiology.Alex Dennis - 2018 - History of the Human Sciences 31 (1):19-35.
    A recent dispute between Richard Dawkins and Edward O. Wilson concerning fundamental concepts in sociobiology is examined. It is argued that sociobiology has not fared well since the 1970s, and that its survival as a ‘scientific’ perspective has been increasingly tenuous. This is, at least in part, because it has failed to move forward in the ways its developers anticipated, but also because it has not seen the developments in natural history, genomics and social science it was relying upon. It (...)
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    The influence of ‘topic and resource’ on some aspects of social theorising.Alex Dennis - 2019 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 49 (3):282-297.
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    Pragmatism and Symbolic.Alex Dennis - 2011 - In Ian Jarvie Jesus Zamora Bonilla (ed.), The Sage Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences. pp. 463.