%T Ernest Gellner - A Great European : In Memoriam Professor Ernest Gellner
%A Musil, Jiri
%J Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review
%N 1
%P 97-99
%V 4
%D 1996
%K Intellectual History
%= 2009-11-19T16:48:00Z
%> http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-53168
%X 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.
%C Anderes Land
%G en
%9 report from institution/organization
%W GESIS - http://www.gesis.org
%~ SSOAR - http://www.ssoar.info