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New Philosophy of Social Science

New Philosophy of Social Science

James Bohman

ISBN: 978-0-745-61408-3

Jun 1994, Polity

278 pages

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$28.95

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Now available in paperback, this book offers an original introduction to the philosophy of social science, emphasising new post-empiricist approaches.
Preface.

Introduction: Post-Empiricism, Indeterminacy, and the Social Sciences.

1. The Old Logic of the Social Sciences:.

Actions, Reasons and Causes.

2. The New Logic of the Social Sciences:.

Rules, Rationality and Explanation.

3: Interpretation and Indeterminacy.

4: The Macro-Micro Relation.

5: Criticism and Explanation.

Conclusion: Philosophy and the Social Sciences.

'An important and well crafted argument which compels attention.' Network

'[a] learned and acute survey of the 'new logic of social science'.' The London Review of Books

'The book is a valuable contribution to the development of post-empiricist and post-structuralist social philosophy which will surely attract much detailed attention.' Political Studies

  • The author emphasises new post-empirical approaches to the philosophy of science and their application to the social sciences
  • Rich in examples and makes extensive use of case studies
  • The book offers an original introduction to the philosophy of social science; it should be widely adopted on undergraduate courses.