Wittgenstein among the Sciences: Wittgensteinian Investigations into the 'Scientific Method'

Wittgenstein among the Sciences: Wittgensteinian Investigations into the 'Scientific Method'

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Wittgenstein among the Sciences: Wittgensteinian Investigations into the 'Scientific Method' by Rupert Read, Simon Summers, Phil Hutchinson

Discussing the work of Kuhn, Winch and Wittgenstein in relation to fundamental question of methodology, 'Wittgenstein among the Sciences' undertakes an examination of the nature of (natural) science itself, in the light of which a series of successive cases of putatively scientific disciplines are analysed. A novel and significant contribution to social science methodology and the philosophy of science and 'the human sciences', this book is of interest to social scientists and philosophers, as well as to psychiatrists, economists and cognitive scientists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409495284
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 01/28/2013
Series: Philosophy and Method in the Social Sciences
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Rupert Read is Reader in Philosophy at the University of East Anglia, UK. He is author of 'Applying Wittgenstein', co-author of 'There is No Such Thing as a Social Science' and 'Kuhn' and editor of 'The New Wittgenstein' and 'The New Hume Debate' Simon Summers is Associate Tutor at the University of East Anglia, UK.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction, Simon Summers; Lecture Transcripts: Theories and non-theories of the human sciences; Part 1 Wittgenstein, Kuhn and Natural Science: Is Kuhn: the Wittgenstein of the sciences?; Kuhn and incommensurability: an interpretation; Wittgenstein and Kuhn on incommensurability - the view from inside; Values: another kind of incommensurability?: on incommensurability of values in science; Does Kuhn have a 'model' of science?; Inter-section: an outline Wittgensteinian elicitation of criteria. Part 2 Wittgenstein, Winch and 'Human Science': The ghost of Winch's ghost; The hard case of (severe cases of) schizophrenia; Extreme aversive emotion; Wittgenstein contra Friedman; 'Dissolving' the hard problem of consciousness back into ordinary life. A concluding summary; Rupert Read: interviewed by Simon Summers; Bibliography; Index.

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