Philosophy of Social Science: The Philosophical Foundations of Social Thought / Edition 2

Philosophy of Social Science: The Philosophical Foundations of Social Thought / Edition 2

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by Ian Craib, Ted Benton, International Associaties of Universities Staff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230242596

ISBN-13: 9780230242593

Pub. Date: 12/07/2010

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

The 10th anniversary edition of this highly regarded text continues to give a comprehensive introduction to philosophical problems in the social sciences. New commentary is given on each chapter, exploring developments in the field and offering fresh perspectives on classic ideas. This book remains essential reading for all social theory students.  See more details below

Overview

The 10th anniversary edition of this highly regarded text continues to give a comprehensive introduction to philosophical problems in the social sciences. New commentary is given on each chapter, exploring developments in the field and offering fresh perspectives on classic ideas. This book remains essential reading for all social theory students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230242593
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Series:
Traditions in Social Theory
Edition description:
Second Edition, Second Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition Introduction to the First Edition Empiricism and Positivism in Science Some Problems of Empiricism and Positivism Science, Nature and Society: Some Alternatives to Empiricism Interpretive Approaches 1: Instrumental Rationality Interpretive Approaches 2: Rationality as Rule-Following: Cultures, Traditions and Hermeneutics Interpretive Approaches 3: Critical Rationality Critical Realism and the Social Sciences Feminism, Knowledge and Society Post-Structuralism and Postmodernism Conclusion: In Defence of Philosophy Critical Engagements With Recent Developments Appendix I: Personal Conclusions Appendix II: Obituary for Professor Ian Craib

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