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The philosophy of the social sciences.

Author: Alan Ryan
Publisher: London, Macmillan, 1970.
Series: Macmillan student editions
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Applies a philosophical analysis of the natural sciences to the social sciences.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ryan, Alan, 1940-
Philosophy of the social sciences.
London, Macmillan, 1970
(OCoLC)579406704
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Ryan
ISBN: 0333109635 9780333109632 0333109724 9780333109724
OCLC Number: 119080
Description: vi, 249 pages 23 cm.
Contents: Preface.- PART 1: THE QUESTIONS THAT PHILOSOPHERS ASK.- PART 2: SOME BASIC TOOLS OF PHILOSOPHY.- PART 3: THE DEDUCTIVE CONCEPTION OF EXPLANATION.- PART 4: THE ROLE OF SCIENTIFIC THEORIES.- PART 5: THE CAUSAL EXPLANATION OF BEHAVIOUR.- PART 6: IS THE SCIENCE OF SOCIAL LIFE A SCIENCE?.- PART 7: THE SOCIAL SCIENCES AS SCIENCES.- PART 8: WHOLES, PARTS, PURPOSES AND FUNCTIONS.- PART 9: PREDICTION AS A GOAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE.- PART 10: SCIENCE, SOCIAL SCIENCE AND IDEOLOGY.- Bibliography.- Index.
Series Title: Macmillan student editions

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In the concluding chapters the role of the social sciences as ideologies is discussed, first in the context of social theorists' ambitions for a science which offers long-range predictions of social  Read more...

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