Revised schedule between now and Thanksgiving

Friday, November 4 : Durkheim and the case for Holism

Durkheim, Suicide, Book 3, chapter 1
Durkheim, "Evaluation of Marxism"

Monday, November 7: Quiz #4 on Weber and Durkheim -- note that Watkins will not be on the quiz

Wednesday, November 9: Varieties of individualism

Steven Lukes, "Methodological Individualism Reconsidered"

Friday, November 11: Methodological individualism and Marxism

Julius Sensat, "Methodological Individualism and Marxism" (xerox)

Sunday, November 13, 11:45*: Conclusions on Methodological Individualism and first discussion of Functionalism

Julius Sensat, "Methodological Individualism and Marxism" (xerox)
Marvin Harris, "Mother Cow"

Note that the time has been changed from noon to 11:45.

Monday, November 14: Historical materialism and functionalism

G.A. Cohen, "Reply to Elster on "Marxism, Functionalism, and Game Theory"

Wednesday, November 16: Elster's critique of functionalism in the social sciences

Jon Elster, "Marxism, Functionalism, and Game Theory," pp. 453-63 (not the whole essay now)

*Friday, November 18: Quiz #5 on methodological individualism

*Monday, November 21: Are there successful functional explanations in the social sciences?

Marvin Harris, "Mother Cow"
G.A. Cohen, "Reply to Elster on "Marxism, Functionalism, and Game Theory,"
Jon Elster, "Marxism, Functionalism, and Game Theory," pp. 453-63

Term Paper Due

Print out of postings of two questions and two responses due (from those who are staying with the original requirements)

Wednesday, November 23: Functional analysis versus functional explanation

Christopher Boorse, "Wright on Functions"

Resume schedule as in syllabus.