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The Influence of G.W. Leibniz’s Monadology on G. Tarde’s Sociology: History and Modern Interpretations
Philosophy and Religious Studies
This study is devoted to the theoretical foundation of Gabriel Tard's sociological concept. The paper reviews Tard's main ideas and their foundations, drawing inspiration from the philosophy of G.V. Leibniz. Particular attention is paid to the perception of the concept of the French sociologist. Firstly, the controversy about the nature of the "social" between E. Durkheim and G. Tard is analyzed. Secondly, the subsequent significance of Tard's position for philosophy and sociology is considered.