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Present Status of Social Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 332

Present Status of Social Science

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1873
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The Elements of Social Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 592

The Elements of Social Science

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1861
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The Social Science Encyclopedia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 952

The Social Science Encyclopedia

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2004-10-14
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  • Publisher: Routledge

The Social Science Encyclopedia, first published in 1985 to acclaim from social scientists, librarians and students, was thoroughly revised in 1996, when reviewers began to describe it as a classic. This third edition has been radically recast. Over half the entries are new or have been entirely rewritten, and most of the balance have been substantially revised. Written by an international team of contributors, the Encyclopedia offers a global perspective on key issues within the social sciences. Some 500 entries cover a variety of enduring and newly vital areas of study and research methods. Experts review theoretical debates from neo-evolutionism and rational choice theory to poststructuralism, and address the great questions that cut across the social sciences. What is the influence of genes on behaviour? What is the nature of consciousness and cognition? What are the causes of poverty and wealth? What are the roots of conflict, wars, revolutions and genocidal violence? This authoritative reference work is aimed at anyone with a serious interest in contemporary academic thinking about the individual in society.

Social Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 197

Social Science

What is social science? Does social scientific knowledge differ from other kinds of knowledge, such as the natural sciences and common sense? What is the relation between method and knowledge? This concise and accessible book provides a critical discussion and comprehensive overview of the major philosophical debates on the methodological foundations of the social sciences. From its origins in the sixteenth century when a new system of knowledge was created around the idea of modernity, the author shows how the philosophy of social science developed as a reflection on some of the central questions in modernity. Visions of modernity have been reflected in the self-understanding of the social ...

Social Sciences
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 189

Social Sciences

An introduction for students of all levels to the big social science debates and important concepts in recent discussion of identity, citizenship, social divisions, consumption and class, gender, race and ethnicity, the role of the media and the.

Fundamentals of social science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 660

Fundamentals of social science

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1946
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The Philosophy of Social Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 268

The Philosophy of Social Science

An introduction to the philosophy of social science from a well-known author.

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 382

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Presents a collection of essays that cover a variety of issues in the social sciences.

Metatheory in Social Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 390

Metatheory in Social Science

What is the nature of the social sciences? What kinds of knowledge can they—and should they—hope to create? Are objective viewpoints possible and can universal laws be discovered? Questions like these have been asked with increasing urgency in recent years, as some philosophers and researchers have perceived a "crisis" in the social sciences. Metatheory in Social Science offers many provocative arguments and analyses of basic conceptual frameworks for the study of human behavior. These are offered primarily by practicing researchers and are related to problems in disciplines as diverse as sociology, psychology, psychiatry, anthropology, and philosophy of science. While various points of ...

Naturalism and Social Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 213

Naturalism and Social Science

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1979
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  • Publisher: CUP Archive

This 1979 text addresses the ways in which the dominant theories in large areas of Western social science have been subject to strong criticisms, particularly of their supposed philosophical deficiencies. In the philosophy of science, this resulted in empiricist views being replaced by an emphasis on the potential obstinacy of theory in the face of the empirical world. After introducing this contemporary philosophy of science, Dr Thomas uses it to argue that social study can both retain the natural scientific commitment to the constraint of the external world and assimilate the sorts of philosophical criticisms that were made of the old social scientific theories. In particular, he shows that social study understood in terms of the new philosophy of science can give an account of the former's distinctive concerns with issues of the meaning and value of social life. Dr Thomas supports his abstract arguments by detailed case studies.