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Clarity and Confusion in Social Theory : taking concepts seriously

Author: Leonidas Tsilipakos
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2015]
Series: Philosophy and method in the social sciences.
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Making use of the insights and practice of Ordinary Language Philosophy, understood as encompassing the work of Wittgenstein, Ryle, Austin and their followers, Clarity and Confusion in Social Theory reveals the profound logical flaws in some of the central methodological procedures often employed in social theory for dealing with concepts, offering alternative approaches to social scientists and philosophers for  Read more...
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Tsilipakos, Leonidas.
Clarity and confusion in social theory
(DLC) 2014029208
(OCoLC)894026232
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leonidas Tsilipakos
ISBN: 9781472432414 147243241X 9781472432421 1472432428
OCLC Number: 898421544
Description: 1 online resource (187 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Sociology and Ordinary Language Philosophy: A Dialogue; 2 What Achilles said to Hempel: Unrealistic Restrictions and the Idea of Explanation as a Matter of Form; 3 Ordinary Language Philosophy as Logic; 4 Ontological Confusion in Social Theory; 5 Continuing Ontological Confusion: The Constitution and Application of an Ontological Scheme; 6 Some Problems with 'The Problem of Structure and Agency'; Conclusion; Postscript; References; Index.
Series Title: Philosophy and method in the social sciences.
Responsibility: by Leonidas Tsilipakos.
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A lucid explication of Ordinary Language Philosophy and the potential that it offers for deepening and re-orienting theoretical work in the social sciences, this volume, apart from being a challenge  Read more...

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