Full-text resources of CEJSH and other databases are now available in the new Library of Science.
Visit https://bibliotekanauki.pl


2010 | 1 | 178-187

Article title

OPTIMIZATION OF THEORIZING IN SOCIOLOGY WITH THE HELP OF SYSTEM APPROACH (Optymizatsiia teoretyzuvannia v sotsiolohii na zasadakh systemnoho pidkhodu)


Title variants

Languages of publication



The problem of eclectics in sociological theory is considered in the article. The method of regulating the order of theorizing in sociology is proposed. It is based on the idea of the inserted system levels corresponding to the categories the 'universal', 'general', 'special', and 'single'. An advantage of methodological approach to the theorizing in sociology compared with the object one is proved. A system totality of methodological levels is given in which generality decreases in the following order: 'Weltanschauung', 'general-scientific methodology', 'special-scientific methodology', 'individual methods'. There is shown that the theorizing is placed on the level of special-scientific methodology. Four inserted levels in sociologic theorizing in the order of a decrease of generality level are: the social philosophy, social science, theoretical sociology, sociology theories.


  • Ihor Litvinenko, P. Sahaidachnyi Zaporizhzhia Institute (for more information contact the journal editorial office, Institute of Sociology, NAS of Ukraine, vul. Shovkovychna 12, Kyiv, 01021, Ukraine)


Document Type

Publication order reference


CEJSH db identifier

YADDA identifier

JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.