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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After the death of his mother, Tarde left Sarlat and settled in Paris.

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Read more Read less. Return to Book Page. However, for Tarde, it is only the imitations which can be said to behave according to a truly social logic.

Most people are not inventive, but only copy what they see from other people. In speaking for instance, we do not take our speech to be the imitation of a prior model, to imitaiton contrary we understand this imitative behavior to be subjectively essential. For Tarde, these will be the social forces, in the properly physical sense of the concept.


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Just as we can measure the speed and range of the spread of an invention via imitative practice, so to can desires and beliefs show different levels of commitment at given moments of their existence. Among the concepts that Tarde initiated were the group mind taken up and developed by Gustave Le Bonand sometimes advanced to explain so-called herd behaviour or crowd psychologyand economic psychologywhere he anticipated a number of modern developments.


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Taking all of this into consideration imitations and inventions, and beliefs and desires can potentially enter into a diverse constellation of relations. Terry rated it liked it Jan 31, Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.

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