@article { Musil1996,
title = {Ernest Gellner - A Great European : In Memoriam Professor Ernest Gellner },
author = {Musil, Jiri },
journal = {Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review },
number = {1 },
pages = {97-99 },
volume = {4 },
year = {1996 },
url = {http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-53168 },
abstract = {The 20th-century sociologist Ernest Gellner is eulogized. Gellner's intellectual background is traced through his studies in philosophy & economics, & the influence of the work of Karl Popper on his career is considered. It is proposed that Popper's critical rationalism & anthropological functionalism were an important foundation for Gellner & his intellectual thought. Gellner believed that science was the most reliable system to understand the human race; his fundamental philosophy was a strong devotion to empiricism that would allow for boundless progress.},
}