English translation: statements of universally applicable laws
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13:15 Aug 8, 2006
German to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc. / economic sociology
German term or phrase:generell-gesetzmässig
This is part of an explanation of the difference between economists and economic sociologists. I get the general idea but can't think of a word for it.
"Die Letzteren [economic sociologists] sind weniger an mechanischen, **generell-gesetzmässigen** (nomothetischen) Aussagen über menschliches Verhalten interessiert, sondern binden Verhalten sozial (und damit historisch) ein, was imploziert, dass der Generalisierungsgrad der wissenschaftlichen Aussage mot bedacht werden muss."