Relativism and the Social Sciences

Relativism and the Social Sciences

by Ernest Gellner
     
 

Considers human diversity and change and rejects the usual solutions to problems of relativism. Presents a new mode of inquiry in its stead a mixture of philosophy, history, and anthropology that appears to be more meaningful. See more details below

Overview

Considers human diversity and change and rejects the usual solutions to problems of relativism. Presents a new mode of inquiry in its stead a mixture of philosophy, history, and anthropology that appears to be more meaningful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521337984
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1987
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Editorial preface I. C. Jarvie and J. Agassi; Introduction; 1. Positivism against Hegelianism; 2. The gaffe-avoiding animal or a bundle of hypotheses; 3. Relativism and universals; 4. The scientific status of the social sciences (und leider auch Sociologie); 5. What is structuralism?; 6. No haute cuisine in Africa; 7. Concepts and community; Sources; Bibliography; Name index; Subject index.

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