The Logical Foundations of Social Theory describes Gert Mueller's argument that physical, biological, social, moral, and cultural reality form an asymmetrical hierarchy of founding and controlling relationships that condition social reality rather than mechanically determining it. This book analyzes social stratification, the moral order, and culture systems.
Gert H. Mueller was born in Dresden, Germany in 1922. He taught sociology at American University in Washington D.C. from 1973 until his retirement in 1991. His work in analytical sociological theory was the fruit of over 50 years of scholarly research in the fields of religion, philosophy, history, and sociology. Joseph R. Pearce, PhD, was Gert Mueller's assistant who helped him conduct research and edit his various manuscripts. He published a book on Mueller's theory entitled, Analytical Sociology: Its Logical Foundations and Relevance to Theory and Empirical Research.
Acknowledgments Preface Introduction Part I: Social Theory and the Social Sciences Part II: The Epistemological Functions of Logic Part III: The Logical Foundations of Sociology Part IV: The Logical Structure of Action Part V: The Algebra of Analytical Sociology Part VI: A Modal Analysis of Change Bibliography Sociological Theory Logic and Philosophy of Science Philosophy Index