Understanding Social Science: A Philosophical Introduction to the Social Sciences

Understanding Social Science: A Philosophical Introduction to the Social Sciences

by Roger Trigg

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631141617
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/15/1991
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 232

About the Author

Roger Trigg is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. His most recent books include Rationality and Science (Blackwell, 1993), Rationality and Religion (Blackwell, 1998), the widely-read Ideas of Human Nature (second edition, Blackwell, 1999), and Philosophy Matters (Blackwell, forthcoming).

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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