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Bourdieu and Leibniz: mediated dualisms

By Elke Weik


The research note discusses similarities in theory construction between Bourdieu and Leibniz. Instead of ‘overcoming’ the Cartesian dualisms, both authors find a way to mediate between the dualistic concepts by introducing a third concept. In Leibniz' case, this is God, in Bourdieu's case, history. Reading Bourdieu thus from a Leibnizian angle, the note seeks to clarify some issues in Bourdieu's theory construction.Peer-reviewedPost-prin

Topics: Bourdieu, Descartes, dualisms, Leibniz
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, an imprint of Wiley
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1111/j.1467-954X.2010.01931.x
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