Understanding Social Science: Philosophical Introduction to the Social Sciences / Edition 2

Understanding Social Science: Philosophical Introduction to the Social Sciences / Edition 2

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by Roger Trigg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631218726

ISBN-13: 9780631218722

Pub. Date: 11/27/2000

Publisher: Wiley

In this lucid and engaging introductory volume on the nature of society, Roger Trigg examines the scientific basis of social science and shows that philosophical presuppositions are a necessary starting point for the study of society.

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In this lucid and engaging introductory volume on the nature of society, Roger Trigg examines the scientific basis of social science and shows that philosophical presuppositions are a necessary starting point for the study of society.

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ISBN-13:
9780631218722
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/27/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition.

Acknowledgement.

1. The Nature of Science.

2. Objectivity and the Sociology of Knowledge.

3. Individuals and Society.

4. Understanding Other Societies.

5. Rationality.

6. Facts and Values.

7. Economics and Society.

8. Culture: Function and Adaptation.

9. Sociobiology and Determinism.

10. Markets and Social Institutions.

11. Tradition and Reason.

12. The Philosophical Basis of Social Science.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index.

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