Jean-Gabriel Tarde (March 12, – May 13, ), a French criminologist and Tarde codified his ideas in the “three laws of imitation”. The Laws of Imitation has 17 ratings and 3 reviews. Phillip said: Tarde belongs to that initial moment of the emergence of sociology as a science as such. Tarde makes a distinction between logical and extra-logical laws of imitation. The logical laws are to be discovered when- ever an invention is imitated solely.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. His concept of the group mind was later taken up and developed by Gustave Le Bon.

Steve Owen rated it it was amazing Feb 23, Hardcoverpages. Tarde belongs to that initial moment of the emergence of sociology as a science as such.

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Want to Read saving…. Tarde directly challenged Durkheim in many papers. Peter Enestrom rated it really liked it Feb 11, Oliver Clifford marked it as to-read Jul 02, Patterson Press August 20, Language: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

In Tarde’s th, science considers essentially the regular phenomena or what Tarde will call the repetitions which constitute reality. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

The laws of imitation

That’s the philosophical background that lets him then talk about how all thw life is imitation or innovation, and that all innovation is based on imitation. Gustavo Marques rated it liked it Jan 08, Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


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Aaron rated it it was amazing Sep 20, There are two basic ways in which currents of imitation can interact, either through reinforcement or negation, via each imitation augmenting the efficacy of the other or through the diverse waves of imitation entering into conflict and generating finally the ascendancy of one or the other of the two waves. This book borders on totally unusable, which is frustrating, because the ideas in it are very interesting.

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Cindy marked it as to-read Jul 08, Jean-Gabriel Tarde March 12, — May 13,a French criminologist and sociologistis one of the founding fathers of sociology.

Gabriel Tarde

He also studied law in Toulouse and Paris. With the latter, Tarde came to be the leading representative for a “French school” in criminology.


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The Laws of Imitation. Aaron Chivington added it Jan 30, Emerson Noronha rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Tarde devised a theory of “imitation and suggestion,” through which he tried to explain oof behavior.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. He believed that by analyzing such data sociologists would be able to trace shifts in public opinion. Receiving a much more positive response in the United States than in Europe, Tarde’s work has had a long-term impact on sociology, criminology, and gwbriel psychologyfields of study that seek to better understand the social nature of human beings and thus to support the development of healthy societies.