Realism in Action: Essays in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences / Edition 1 by Matti Sintonen, Petri Ylikoski, Kaarlo Miller | | 9781402016677 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Realism in Action: Essays in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences / Edition 1

Realism in Action: Essays in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences / Edition 1

by Matti Sintonen, Petri Ylikoski, Kaarlo Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 1402016670

ISBN-13: 9781402016677

Pub. Date: 11/30/2003

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Realism in Action is a selection of essays written by leading representatives in the fields of action theory and philosophy of mind, philosophy of the social sciences and especially the nature of social action, and of epistemology and philosophy of science. Practical reason, reasons and causes in action theory, intending and trying, and folk-psychological

Overview

Realism in Action is a selection of essays written by leading representatives in the fields of action theory and philosophy of mind, philosophy of the social sciences and especially the nature of social action, and of epistemology and philosophy of science. Practical reason, reasons and causes in action theory, intending and trying, and folk-psychological explanation are some of the topics discussed by these leading participants. A particular emphasis is laid on trust, commitments and social institutions, on the possibility of grounding social notions in individual social attitudes, on the nature of social groups, institutions and collective intentionality, and on common belief and common knowledge. Applications to the social sciences include, e.g., a look at the Erkl ren-Verstehen controversy in economics, and at constructivist and realist views on archeological reconstructions of the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402016677
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
11/30/2003
Series:
Synthese Library Series, #321
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Are phantoms “alive” and walking the streets of Tinseltown and beyond?
Hollywood. Film capital of the world. Haunted Hollywood brings together twenty-five stories that capture both the spirit—and the spirits—of Tinseltown. These tales concern historic landmarks, theaters, watering holes, hotels, and houses that are haunted by movie stars, television personalities, and other celebrities. You will be shivering in your seat as you read about all these and more:

• Film siren Jean Harlow died at only twenty-six, but many believe she's still “living” in her old home outside Beverly Hills.

• Elke Sommer, the German-born actress and artist, is convinced a ghost saved her life by waking her after her house caught fire. Who's to say?

• John Wayne has ridden off into the Final Sunset, but he apparently misses his private yacht. He's been known to come aboard from time to time. . .

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