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A history and philosophy of the social sciences

Author: Peter T Manicas
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; New York, NY : B. Blackwell, 1988, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Manicas argues that ideology is the defining characteristic of the social sciences in this critical review of the discipline. He contends that social science was originally based on a false ideal of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter T Manicas
ISBN: 0631165835 9780631165835 9780631152583 063115258X
OCLC Number: 20420330
Description: vii, 345 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The critical ideas: Science and philosophy ; Of the commonwealth ; The emergence of political economy ; Progress : the laws of development ; The German conception of history : Herder or Hegel? ; Scientific socialism : Marxian dialectics ; From Ranke to Max Weber ; Economy and society : the sociology of Pareto and Durkheim ; The genesis of psychology --
The modern social sciences: Capitalism, science, and the university ; The Americanization of social science --
Realist philosophy of social science: The critique of empiricism ; A realist social science ; Psychology : theoretical and applied.
Other Titles: History & philosophy of the social sciences
Responsibility: Peter T. Manicas.

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