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Vilfredo Pareto: autour d'une bibliographie intellectuelle de Fiorenzo Mornati

The reality of facts in the sociology of Vilfredo Pareto

Remarks on Fiorenzo Mornati's biography of Vilfredo Pareto
Ilaria Riccioni
p. 306-311
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MORNATI F., 2018a (2015), From Science to Liberty (1848-1891), Vilfredo Pareto : An Intellectual Biography, vol. 1, London, Palgrave Macmillan, p. IX, 252.

MORNATI F., 2018b (2017), The Illusions and Disillusions of Liberty (1891-1898), Vilfredo Pareto : An Intellectual Biography, vol. 2, London, Palgrave Macmillan, p. XI, 319.

MORNATI F., 2020 (2020), From Liberty to Science (1898-1923), Vilfredo Pareto : An Intellectual Biography, vol. 3, London, Palgrave Macmillan, p. VII, 206.

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This third volume of the Intellectual Biography further develops and completes the other two, showing even more, if that is possible, the existential and scholarly conjunction of Vilfredo Pareto’s work and its gradual transformation, its dynamic relationship with science, with its internal and external changes in terms of cognitive tools, dimensional approaches and the interrelationship between phenomena. Additionally, this biography sheds light on the research process as well as the curiosity which led Pareto to study sociology after admitting in 1913 that “it is essential to connect economic phenomena with other social phenomena in order to arrive at a theory covering situations arising in the real world,” and furthermore, “the mutual dependence of social phenomena makes it impossible to completely isolate studies of the various kinds of these phenomena” (Pareto quoted by Mornati, vol.3 / 2020, p.89 – translation is mine).

Pareto appears to have transposed his scientific vision of...

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Ilaria Riccioni, « The reality of facts in the sociology of Vilfredo Pareto »Revue européenne des sciences sociales, 59-2 | 2021, 306-311.

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Ilaria Riccioni, « The reality of facts in the sociology of Vilfredo Pareto »Revue européenne des sciences sociales [En ligne], 59-2 | 2021, mis en ligne le 01 janvier 2025, consulté le 25 janvier 2022. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/ress/7905 ; DOI : https://doi.org/10.4000/ress.7905

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Free University of Bolzano
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