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Society

, Volume 51, Issue 5, pp 443–451 | Cite as

Anti-Minotaur: The Myth of a Sociological Morality

  • Bradley Campbell
Commentary

Abstract

Recently Philip Gorski has argued that sociology can help us answer moral questions such as how to live and how to organize societies. Gorski rejects “value-free sociology” and the distinction between factual statements and value judgments, but actually factual statements and value judgments are distinct and sociology can be value-free.  The practice of value-free sociology is ethically imperative, even, if we are to be honest with our audiences and if we are to fulfill our vocation as sociologists.

Keywords

Morality Value-free sociology Vocation 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.California State University, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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