Semantics and Social Science

Semantics and Social Science

by Graham MacDonald, Philip Pettit
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415608988

ISBN-13: 9780415608985

Pub. Date: 04/12/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Originally published in 1980, this book examines the major issues in the philosophy of social science, paying specific attention to cross-cultural understanding, humanism versus scientism, individualism versus collectivism, and the shaping of theory by evaluative commitment. Arguing for a cross-cultural conception of human beings, the authors defend humanism and

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Overview

Originally published in 1980, this book examines the major issues in the philosophy of social science, paying specific attention to cross-cultural understanding, humanism versus scientism, individualism versus collectivism, and the shaping of theory by evaluative commitment. Arguing for a cross-cultural conception of human beings, the authors defend humanism and individualism, and reject the notion that social inquiry is necessarily vitiated by an adherence to values.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415608985
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/12/2011
Series:
Routledge Revivals Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Cross-cultural Understanding 2. The Understanding of Individuals: Humanism Versus Scientism 3. The Understanding of Institutions: Individualism Versus Collectivism 4. Truth and Value

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