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The Blackwell guide to the philosophy of the social sciences

Author: Stephen P Turner; Paul A Roth
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2003.
Series: Blackwell Philosophy Guides Ser., vol. 11.
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The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences collects newly commissioned essays that examine fundamental issues in the social sciences.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen P Turner; Paul A Roth
ISBN: 0631215379 9780631215370 0631215387 9780631215387
OCLC Number: 464197446
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 382 pages).
Contents: Notes on Contributors. Introduction: Ghosts and the Machine: Issues of Agency, Rationality, and Scientific Methodology in Contemporary Philosophy of Social Science: Stephen P. Turner (University of South Florida) and Paul A. Roth (University of Missouri-St. Louis). Part I: Pasts: 1. Cause, the Persistence of Teleology, and the Origins of the Philosophy of Social Science: Stephen P. Turner (University of South Florida). 2. Phenomenology and Social Inquiry: From Consciousness to Culture and Critique: Brian Fay (Wesleyan University). 3. Twentieth-century Philosophy of Social Science in the Analytic Tradition: Thomas Uebel (University of Manchester). Part II: Programs: 4. Critical Theory as Practical Knowledge: Participants, Observers and Critics: James Bohman (St. Louis University). 5. Decision Theory and Degree of Belief: Piers Rawling (University of Missouri-St. Louis). 6. The Methodology of Rational Choice: Lars Udehn (Malardalens University). 7. Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences: Paul Humphreys (University of Virginia). 8. The Practical Turn: David Stern (University of Iowa). 9. Science & Technology Studies and the Philosophy of Social Sciences: Steve Fuller (University of Warwick). Part III: Problematics: 10. "See Also Literary Criticism": Social Science Between Fact and Figures: Hans Kellner (University of Texas at Arlington). 11. The Descent of Evolutionary Explanations: Darwinian Vestiges in the Social Sciences: Lynn Hankinson Nelson (University of Missouri-St. Louis). 12. How Standpoint Methodology Informs Philosophy of Social Science: Sandra Harding (University of California at Los Angeles). 13. Beyond Understanding: The Career of the Concept of Understanding in the Human Sciences: Paul A. Roth (University of Missouri-St. Louis). Bibliography. Index.
Series Title: Blackwell Philosophy Guides Ser., vol. 11.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen P. Turner and Paul A. Roth.

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