Social Science

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A succinct, readable guide

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335217229
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/16/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • 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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Table of Contents

Introduction : challenges for social science 1
1 Positivism, science and the politics of knowledge 10
2 Hermeneutics and interpretation : the search for meaning 41
3 The dialectical imagination : Marxism, critique and emancipation 63
4 Communication and pragmatism : Habermas, Apel and the renewal of critical social science 81
5 Deconstructionism and postmodernism : implications of the cultural turn 103
6 Return of the actor : the reflexive turn and feminist standpoint epistemology 119
7 Constructivism and realism 136
8 Social science and public discourse 153
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