The Philosophy of Social Science: An Introduction / Edition 1

The Philosophy of Social Science: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Martin Hollis
     
 

An introduction to the philosophy of social science from a well-known author.See more details below

Overview

An introduction to the philosophy of social science from a well-known author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521447805
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
305,365
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction: problems of structure and action; 2. Discovering truth: the rationalist way; 3. Positive science: the empiricist way; 4. Ants, spiders and bees: a third way?; 5. Systems and functions; 6. Games with rational agents; 7. Understanding social action; 8. Self and roles; 9. Explaining and understanding; 10. A value-neutral social science?; 11. Rationality and relativism; 12. Conclusion: two stories to tell; Bibliography; Index.

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