CEFRES Epistemological Seminar – introductive session

The first introductive session will be hosted by Jérôme Heurtaux (CEFRES’ director), Tomáš Weiss (IMS FSV UK) and Mitchell Young (IMS FSV UK) who will introduce the seminar and present general remarks about concepts and their uses in humanities and social sciences.

To introduce this session, we shall base our discussion on the following texts:

  • John Gerring, “What Makes a Concept Good? A Criterial Framework for Understanding Concept Formation in the Social Sciences”, Polity 31-3, 1999, p. 357-393.
  • Giovanni SARTORI, „ Concept Misformation in Comparative Politics“, The American Political Science Review, Vol. 64, No. 4. (Dec., 1970), pp. 1033-1053.

During this session, the program of the winter semester will be set up.