Philosophy of Social Science The Philosophical Foundations of Social Thought

ISBN-10: 023024260X
ISBN-13: 9780230242609
Edition: 2nd 2010 (Revised)
Authors: Ian Craib, Ted Benton
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 10/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction to the First Edition
Philosophy and the Social Sciences
A Philosophical Toolkit
Politics and Political Philosophy
The Book and Its Arguments
How to Read the Book
Empiricism and Positivism in Science
Introduction
Empiricism and the Theory of Knowledge
Positivism and Sociology
Further Reading
Some Problems of Empiricism and Positivism
Introduction: Two Ways to Criticize Positivism
Some Problems of Empiricism
Further Problems of Positivism
Further Reading
Science, Nature and Society: Some Alternatives to Empiricism
Marxism and Science
Weber, Merton and the Sociology of Science
Historical Epistemology and Structural Marxism
Revolutions and Relativism: From Kuhn to the 'Strong Programme'
Gender and Science: The Feminist Vision
The Reflexive Turn: 'Constructing' Nature and Society
Conclusion
Further Reading
Post-script
Interpretive Approaches 1: Instrumental Rationality
Weber's Discussion of the Objects of the Social Sciences
Weber's Methodology: Understanding and Ideal Types
Weber on Objectivity and Value Freedom
Phenomenology: A Philosophical Foundation for Instrumental Rationality
Instrumental Variations I: Rational Choice Theory
Instrumental Variations II: Pragmatism and Symbolic Interactionism
Reasons and Causes
Individualism, Holism and Functional Explanation
Conclusion
Further Reading
Post-script
Interpretive Approaches 2: Rationality as Rule-Following: Cultures, Traditions and Hermeneutics
Introduction
Peter Winch: Philosophy and Social Science
Language, Games and Rules
Understanding Other Societies
What Can We Do with Winch?
Alisdair MacIntyre: Narratives and Communities
Hermeneutics: Hans-Georg Gadamar
Conclusion
Further Reading
Post-script
Interpretive Approaches 3: Critical Rationality
Introduction: Hegel, Marx and the Dialectic
The Dialectic of the Enlightenment
Ideology
Habermas: The Possibility of an Emancipatory Science
Critical Theory and the Linguistic Turn
Conclusion
Further Reading
Post-script
Critical Realism and the Social Sciences
Introduction
Realism and Natural Science
Experiments, Laws and Mechanisms
Reality as Stratified
Stratification, Emergence and Reduction
Reality as Differentiated: Closed and Open Systems
Realism and Social Science
Critical Realism and Human Emancipation
Further Reading
Post-script
Feminism, Knowledge and Society
Introduction: Objectivity and Cultural Diversity
Feminist Politics and Social Knowledge
Feminism and Epistemology
Debating the Feminist Standpoint
Post-modern Feminism
Further Reading
Post-script
Post-structuralism and Post-modernism
Introduction
Post-structuralism: The Move to the Signifier
Foucault: The Construction of the Subject
Derrida and Deconstruction
Post-modernism: Losing Philosophy
The Politics of Post-structuralism and Post-modernism
What Do We Do with the Posts?
Further Reading
Post-script
Conclusion: In Defence of Philosophy
Commentary on Recent Developments
Peter Winch and Hermeneutics
Meaning, Action and Explanation
Understanding Other Cultures and Criticizing One's Own
'Limiting notions', Human Nature and Social Science Naturalism
Post-Marxism and Post-Structuralism
Critical Realism and Social Science
Personal Conclusions
Obituary for Professor Ian Craib (1945-2002)
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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