The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences / Edition 1

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences / Edition 1

by Stephen P. Turner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631215387

ISBN-13: 9780631215387

Pub. Date: 02/03/2003

Publisher: Wiley

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences collects newly commissioned essays that examine fundamental issues in the social sciences.

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The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences collects newly commissioned essays that examine fundamental issues in the social sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631215387
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/03/2003
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy Guides Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

Introduction: Ghosts and the Machine: Issues of Agency, Rationality, and Scientific Methodology in Contemporary Philosophy of Social Science. (Stephen P. Turner and Paul A. Roth).

Part I: Pasts.

1. Cause, the Persistence of Teleology, and the Origins of the Philosophy of Social Science. (Stephen P. Turner).

2. Phenomenology and Social Inquiry: From Consciousness to Culture and Critique.( Brian Fay).

3. Twentieth-century Philosophy of Social Science in the Analytic Tradition. (Thomas Uebel).

Part II: Programs.:.

4. Critical Theory as Practical Knowledge: Participants, Observers and Critics. (James Bohman).

5. Decision Theory and Degree of Belief. (Piers Rawling).

6. The Methodology of Rational Choice. (Lars Udehn).

7. Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences. (Paul Humphreys).

8. The Practical Turn. (David Stern).

9. Science & Technology Studies and the Philosophy of Social Sciences. (Steve Fuller).

Part III: Problematics.

10. "See Also Literary Criticism": Social Science Between Fact and Figures. (Hans Kellner).

11. The Descent of Evolutionary Explanations: Darwinian Vestiges in the Social Sciences. (Lynn Hankinson Nelson).

12. How Standpoint Methodology Informs Philosophy of Social Science. (Sandra Harding).

13. Beyond Understanding: The Career of the Concept of Understanding in the Human Sciences. (Paul A. Roth).

Bibliography.

Index.

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