Raymond Boudon

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Raymond Boudon
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Born (1934-01-27)27 January 1934
Paris, France
Died 10 April 2013(2013-04-10) (aged 79)
Paris, France
Nationality French

Raymond Boudon (27 January 1934 – 10 April 2013) was a sociologist and Professor in the Paris-Sorbonne University, and was a member of many important institutions: Académie des Sciences morales et politiques, Academia Europaea, British Academy, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, International Academy of Human Sciences of St Petersburg, Central European Academy of Arts and Sciences.[1]

He was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and an invited professor notably at Harvard, Oxford University, and the Universities of Geneva, Chicago, and Stockholm.

A biographical study of him by Jean-Michel Morin was published in 2006.[2]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Education, Opportunity and Social Inequality (1974)
  • The Logic of Social Action (1981)
  • Theories of Social Change (1986)
  • The Analysis of Ideology (1989)
  • The Art of Self-Persuasion (1994)
  • The Origin of Values (2000)


  1. ^ "Décès du sociologue Raymond Boudon". Lefigaro.fr. 2007-10-29. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  2. ^ Morin, Jean-Michel (2006). Boudon, un sociologue classique. ("Boudon, a classical sociologist"). Paris: L'Harmattan.


  • E. Di Nuoscio, "Le ragioni degli individui. L'individualismo metodologico di Raymond Boudon", Rubbettino, Roma 1996

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