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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Desires, Tarde associates with a temporal character, being fundamentally dynamic while beliefs possess a structural or conceptual character, being therefore spatial in character. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Return to Book Page. Receiving a much more positive response in the United States than in Europe, Tarde’s work has had a long-term impact on sociology, criminology, and social psychologyfields of study that seek to better understand the social nature of human beings and thus to support the development of healthy societies.

Gabriel Tarde – New World Encyclopedia

With garbiel latter, Tarde came to be the leading representative for a “French school” in criminology. Linus Vieira marked it as to-read May 17, Godfrey Mahundi marked it as to-read Jan 12, Jean-Gabriel de Tarde, writing as Gabriel Tarde was a French sociologist, criminologist and social psychologist. However, only one percent of people can make creative associations in their minds and can thus be regarded as gifted or inventive.


This article abides by terms of the Creative Commons CC-by-sa 3. As he was confined to bed throughout most of his youth due to fragile health, he engaged himself in intellectual work, studying philosophy and social sciences.

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.

Jomdet Trimek marked it as to-read Sep 19, Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks used a Tarde inspired imitation thesis to describe the tendency for emotions, feelings and affects to spread “accidentally” on digital networks. Underground Man Dover Doomsday Classics.

Humanity must rebuild a new civilization underground. Emerson Noronha rated it it was amazing Imitatino 12, Sociologists from the Chicago school of sociology took up some of Tarde’s insights and further built on them.

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The laws of imitation

Lists with This Book. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. That’s the philosophical background that lets him then talk about how all human life is imitation or innovation, and that all innovation is based on imitation.


Most people are not inventive, but only copy what they see from other people. Also, cultural values, like adventurousness or bravery, could lead to new discoveries, as in the time of Spanish explorers in the Golden Age. Everett Rogers furthered Tarde’s “laws of imitation” in od book Diffusion of Innovations.

Gabriel Tarde

BookDB marked it as to-read Nov 02, East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The history of earlier contributions lawx wikipedians is accessible to researchers here: Tarde conceptualizes these interactive processes as being properly logical, that is, generating contradictory or mutually beneficial relations which seek to resolve themselves either through growth or ascendancy.

Contents 1 Life 2 Work 2. Jeffrey rated it really liked it Jan 21, Edson Antunes marked it as to-read Aug 14, As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain thhe or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.