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Philosophical foundations of the social sciences : analyzing controversies in social research

Author: Harold Kincaid
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 1996 book argues that behind the diverse methods of the natural sciences lies a common core of scientific rationality.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Kincaid
ISBN: 0521482682 9780521482684 0521558913 9780521558914
OCLC Number: 32237823
Description: xvi, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Issues and arguments --
Challenges to scientific rationality --
Causes, confirmation, and explanation --
Functionalism defended --
The failures of individualism --
A science of interpretation? --
Economics: a test case --
Problems and prospects.
Responsibility: Harold Kincaid.
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