NICOLAE PETRESCU AND COMPARATIVE SOCIOLOGY
Keywords:comparative sociology, differentiation process, unity of human nature, national differences, primitive society, England
AbstractNicolae Petrescu (1886-1954) was a renowned Romanian sociologist, philosopher, anthropologist, essayist who became famous during the interwar period, through a series of scientific papers which are still up-to-date. The recent appearance of his Memoirs (2004) was a significant editorial event bringing valuable data and information, both on the human and intellectual development of this important sociologist on an international scale and on Romania’s academic world of his time. Nicolae Petrescu remains in the history of Romanian sociology for his substantiation of compared sociology through studies of primitive societies as well as for his rich philosophical and journalistic activity. In this article we intend to present a series of life events of this sociologist and the main ideas of his scientific work.
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