Philosophy of Social Science

Editor/Author Rosenberg, Alexander
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Westview Press

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ISBN: 978-0-81-334973-2
Category: Philosophy
Image Count: 4
Book Status: Available
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Philosophy of Social Science provides a tightly argued yet accessible introduction to the philosophical foundations of the human sciences, including economics, anthropology, sociology, political science, psychology, history, and the disciplines emerging at the intersections of these subjects with biology.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface to the Fifth Edition
  • 1 WHAT IS THE PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE?
  • 2 THE METHODOLOGICAL DIVIDE: NATURALISM VERSUS INTERPRETATION
  • 3 THE EXPLANATION OF HUMAN ACTION
  • 4 ACTIONS, INTENTIONALITY, AND THE MIND-BODY PROBLEM
  • 5 BEHAVIORISM IN THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
  • 6 PROBLEMS OF RATIONAL CHOICE THEORY
  • 7 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF SOCIETY
  • 8 EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • 9 HOLISM AND ANTIREDUCTIONISM IN SOCIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY
  • 10 FUNCTIONALISM AS A RESEARCH PROGRAM
  • 11 SOCIOBIOLOGY OR THE STANDARD SOCIAL SCIENCE MODEL?
  • 12 THEORIES OF CULTURAL EVOLUTION
  • 13 RESEARCH ETHICS IN SOCIAL INQUIRY
  • 14 FACTS AND VALUES IN THE HUMAN SCIENCES
  • 15 SOCIAL SCIENCE AND THE ENDURING QUESTIONS OF PHILOSOPHY
  • Bibliography