Hermeneutic Philosophies of Social Science

Hermeneutic Philosophies of Social Science

by Babette Babich (Editor)


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ISBN-13: 9783110528374
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 10/23/2017
Pages: 445
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Babette Babich, Fordham University, New York, USA.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations ix

Hermeneutic Philosophies of Social Science: Introduction Babette Babich 1

I Science and Method: Towards Hermeneutic Phenomenology of Social Science

Toward an Interpretative or Hermeneutic Social Science Joseph J. Kockelmans 25

Quantum Mechanics and the Social Sciences Patrick Aidan Heelan 51

A Critical Hermeneutics of Agency: Cultural Studies as Critical Social Theory Hans-Herbert Kögler 63

Overcoming Naturalism from Within: Dilthey, Nature, and the Human Sciences Eric S. Nelson 89

Hermeneutics from the inside-Out and the Outside-In-And How Postmodernism Blew It All Wide Open Steve Fuller 109

II Reflexive and Relational Hermeneutics

The Sciences of Subjectivity Steven Shapin 123

Studies of Empirical Ontology and Ontological Difference Dimitri Ginev 143

Hermeneutics and Its Discontents in Philosophy of Science: On Bruno Latour, the "Science Wars", Mockery, and Immortal Models Babette Babich 163

On the Importance of Getting Things Straight Gary Madison 189

Hans-Georg Gadamer's Concept of the Horizon and Its Ethico-Political Critique Saulius Geniusas 199

III Practice and Application: Hermeneutics, Social Theory

Gadamer's Hermeneutics as Practical Philosophy Duška Franeta 219

The 'New' Sociology of Knowledge Bernt Schnettler Hubert Knoblauch Jürgen Raab 237

Taking Plurality Seriously with Michel De Certeau: From History to 'Reception Sociolinguistics' Didier de Robillard 267

Pragmatism and Hermeneutics Barry Allen 287

Make It Scientific: Theories of Education from Dewey to Gadamer Paul Fairfield 295

IV Truth and Life: Life-Philosophy and History, Psychology and Theology

The Hermeneutical Human and Social Sciences Simon Glynn 315

Life, Metaphysics, History: Reflections on the Contemporary Relevance of Dilthey's Philosophy of Life Harald Seubert 341

Four Fundamental Aspects of the Reversal of Platonism Leonard Lawlor 357

Heidegger: Hermeneutics as "Preparation" for Thinking Robert C. Scharff 373

Hermeneutic Reflections on Descartes' Introduction to His Meditations on First Philosophy David B. Allison 387

List of Contributors 427

Index 431

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