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Social Science
     

Social Science

by Gerard Delanty
 

A succinct, readable guide

discussing core ideas in

social science

This second edition of this respected and

successful text includes essential new material

covering the following topics:

  • Postmodern and feminist approaches
  • The crisis in social science
  • An overview of the main developments in the

    philosophy of

Overview

A succinct, readable guide

discussing core ideas in

social science

This second edition of this respected and

successful text includes essential new material

covering the following topics:

  • Postmodern and feminist approaches
  • The crisis in social science
  • An overview of the main developments in the

    philosophy of the social sciences

Social Science builds on the success of the first

edition and moves the discussions forward and

brings up-to-date the material on the positivist

dispute, hermeneutic theory, and the critical conception

of social science.

The main developments examined in this text

include the positivist dispute (the rise of rationalism

and empiricism, positivism, and implications

of the work of Popper and Kuhn); hermeneutic

theory from Weber to Schutz and Taylor; and the

critical conception of social science, as in Marxism,

Adorno, and Habermas.

Social Science will be of strong interest to undergraduates

and postgraduates in the social sciences

as well as to professional researchers

working in the areas of the philosophy of social

science, the sociology of science and knowledge,

and social and political theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335217229
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
05/16/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Gerard Delanty is a senior lecturer in sociology

at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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