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Max Weber and Karl Popper in Michael Banton's analysis of the concept of race

Leoussi, A. (2020) Max Weber and Karl Popper in Michael Banton's analysis of the concept of race. Nations and Nationalism, 26 (3). pp. 506-510. ISSN 1469-8129

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Michael Banton was a militant scientist. He was a committed advocate of the scientific method. He fought, in the numerous intellectual skirmishes in which he engaged, throughout his academic life, for the serious and systematic application of the scientific method to the study of social relations, and especially the study of ‘race’ relations, for which he is best known. Michael argued for the analytical, objective, empirical and critical examination of social beliefs and interpersonal behaviour. He was not alone in his defence of the sober pursuit of genuinely scientific knowledge, against political ideology and especially Marxist ideology. He consciously aligned himself with some of the pioneers of objective social science, and especially with Max Weber, Edward Shils and Karl Popper.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > Languages and Cultures > French
ID Code:93699
Additional Information:Symposium dedicated to Michael Banton (1926–2018) and his contribution to ASEN and the study of race, ethnicity, and nationalism


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