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Wittgenstein among the sciences : Wittgensteinian investigations into the "scientific method"

Author: Rupert J Read; Simon Summers
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2011.
Series: Philosophy and method in the social sciences.
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Discussing the work of Kuhn, Winch and Wittgenstein in relation to fundamental question of methodology, this title undertakes an examination of the nature of (natural) science itself, in the light of  Read more...

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Named Person: Ludwig Wittgenstein; Thomas S Kuhn; Peter Winch; Thomas S Kuhn; Peter Winch; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rupert J Read; Simon Summers
ISBN: 9781409430544 1409430545 9781409430551 1409430553
OCLC Number: 757133401
Description: xvi, 230 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Preface --
Editor's introduction --
Wittgenstein, Kuhn, and natural science : science : a perspicuous presentation --
Kuhn : the Wittgenstein of the sciences? --
Kuhn on incommensurability : inhabiting the standard reading --
Wittgenstein on incommensurability : the view from "inside" --
Values : another kind of incommensurability? --
Does Kuhn have a model of science? --
Inter-section : a schematic elicitation of Wittgensteinian criteria --
Wittgenstein, Winch, and "human science" : social science --
The ghost of Winch's ghost --
Psychiatry --
The hard case of (severe cases of) schizophrenia --
Extreme aversive emotions --
Economics --
Wittgenstein contra Friedman --
Cognitive science --
"Dissolving" the hard problem of consciousness back into ordinary life --
Conclusions --
Concluding summary --
Interview with Rupert Read (conducted by the editor) --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Philosophy and method in the social sciences.
Responsibility: by Rupert Read edited by Simon Summers.
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