ISBN-10:
0415253020
ISBN-13:
9780415253024
Pub. Date:
10/12/2001
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Rules, Magic and Instrumental Reason: A Critical Interpretation of Peter Winch's Philosophy of the Social Sciences / Edition 8

Rules, Magic and Instrumental Reason: A Critical Interpretation of Peter Winch's Philosophy of the Social Sciences / Edition 8

by Berel Dov Lerner

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415253024
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/12/2001
Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Berel Dov Lerner is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Western Galilee College, Israel.

Table of Contents

Acknowlegements, Abbreviations, Introduction, I. Social Science and Winch's Idea of Philosophy, II. Winch on Rule-Following, III. Rules and Meaningful Behavior, IV. Explanation and Interpretation, V. Winch on the Use of Technical Concepts in the Social Science: The Interpretive Autonomy of Meaningful Behavior, VI. Winch and Interpretive Charity, VII. Evans-Pritchard's Study of Zande Mysticism, VIII. Winch's Interpretation of Magic and Religion, IX. Winch and the Ethnographic Record, XI. Evidence and Interpretation, XII. Instrumental Action in Winch's Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Appendix: Winch and the Sahlins/ Obeyesekere Controversy, XIII. Bibliography

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