Philosophies of Social Science The Classic and Contemporary Readings

ISBN-10: 0335208843
ISBN-13: 9780335208845
Edition: 2003
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Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 4/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

"This book will certainly prove to be a useful resource and reference point ... a good addition to anyone's bookshelf." Network "This is a superb collection, expertly presented. The overall conception seems splendid, giving an excellent sense of the issues... The selection and length of the readings is admirably judged, with both the classic texts and the few unpublished pieces making just the right points." William Outhwaite, Professor of Sociology, University of Sussex "... an indispensable book for all of us in philosophy and the social sciences who teach and care about the shape of social knowledge in the future." Steven Seidman, Professor of Sociology, State University of New York Albany "For a comprehensive account of the ways in which world transformations affect claims to social scientific knowledge, one need look no further than Gerard Delanty and Piet Strydom's Philosophies of Social Science. ...this collection captures nicely the increasingly engaged political nature of the philosophy of social science. Debates about pragmatism, feminism and postmodernism are particularly well represented" The Australian What is social science? How does it differ from the other sciences? What is the meaning of method in social science? What is the nature and limits of scientific knowledge? This collection of over sixty extracts from classic works on the philosophy of social science provides an essential textbook and a landmark reference in the field. It highlights the work of some of the most influential authors who have shaped social science. The texts explore the question of truth, the meaning of scientific knowledge, the nature of methodology and the relation of science to society, including edited extracts from both classic and contemporary works by authors such as Emile Durkheim, Georg Simmel, Max Weber, Alfred Schutz, Max Horkheimer, Jurgen Habermas, Alvin Gouldner, Karl-Otto Apel, Michel Foucault, Pierre Bourdieu, Anthony Giddens, Dorothy Smith, Donna Haraway, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Derrida and Claude Levi-Strauss. The readings are representative of the major schools of thought, including European and American trends in particular as well as approaches that are often excluded from mainstream traditions. From a teaching and learning perspective the volume is strengthened by extensive introductions to each of the six sections, as well as a general introduction to the reader as a whole. These introductions contextualise the readings and offer succinct summaries of them. This volume is the definitive companion to the study of the philosophy of social science, taught within undergraduate or postgraduate courses in sociology and the social sciences.

Gerard Delanty is Reader in Sociology at the University of Liverpool

Piet Strydom is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, School of Sociology and Philosophy, at University College Cork, Ireland. His research interests include areas such as critical theory, the history and philosophy of the social sciences, and cognitive social science, in which he has noted publications. 

Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction: What is the philosophy of social science?
Positivism, its dissolution and the emergence of post-empiricism
Introduction: a general outline
The selected texts
What is a social fact? (1895)
The scientific world conception (1929)
Concept and theory in social science (1952)
Methodological problems of the social sciences (1961)
The problem of induction (1934)
Confirmation, testing and meaning (1936)
Theory and empirical fact (1937)
The characterization of sense-data (1940)
Two dogmas of empiricism (1951)
Language games and meaning (1953)
The evolution of scientific ideas (1961)
A role for history (1962)
Falsification and the methodology of scientific research programmes (1970)
Against method (1975)
The interpretative tradition
Introduction: a general outline
The selected texts
The development of hermeneutics (1900)
On the nature of historical understanding (1918) How is society possible? (1908)
'Objectivity' in social science (1904)
The dream-work (1900) A philosophy of life (1932)
From a critique of abstraction to relationalism (1910)
Competition as a cultural phenomenon (1929)
Concept and theory formation in the social sciences (1954)
The philosopher and sociology (1960)
The age of the world picture (1938)
Philosophy and science (1958)
Hermeneutical understanding (1960)
The hermeneutic claim to universality (1973)
Towards a critical hermeneutic: hermeneutics and the critique of ideology (1973)
Interpretation and the sciences of man (1971)
The thick description of culture (1973)
Method and measurement (1964)
Rational properties of scientific and common-sense activities (1960)
Primary frameworks (1974)
The critical tradition
Introduction: a general outline
The selected texts
Traditional and critical theory (1937)
Philosophy and critical theory (1937)
Sociology and empirical research (1969)
Knowledge and human interests (1965) The tasks of a critical theory (1981)
Types of social science in light of human cognitive interests (1977)
Critical theory of society (1969)
The critical argument (1975)
Towards a reflexive sociology (1970)
Pragmatism, semiotics and transcendental pragmatics
Introduction: a general outline
The selected texts
A definition of pragmatic and pragmatism (1902)
Social inquiry (1938)
Foundations of the theory of signs (1938) Pragmatics and semantics (1946)
Situated actions and vocabularies of motive (1940)
Transcendental pragmatics (1979)
The structuralist controversy: language, discouse and practice
Introduction: a general outline
The selected texts
Structural analysis in linguistics and in anthropology (1958) Language and the analysis of social laws (1951)
The human sciences and philosophy (1966)
The order of things (1966) Power/knowledge (1976)
Structure, sign and play in the discourses of the human sciences (1966)
The logic of practice (1980)
New directions and challenges
Introduction: a general outline
The selected texts
'Anti-foundationalism' (1991)
Radical doubt (1992) On science and politics (1999)
Social science as a double hermeneutic (1984)
The standpoint of women in the everyday world (1987)
Situated knowledges: the science question in feminism and the privilege of partial perspective (1988)
The sociological significance of black feminist thought (1986)
Strong constructivism (1993)
What is social construction? The teenage pregnancy example (2002)
The project of social epistemology and the elusive problem of knowledge in contemporary society (2002)
The cognitive program of constructivism and a reality that remains unknown (1990)
Transcendental realism and the problem of naturalism (1979)
Rational choice and the explanation of social action (2001)
Sociological realism (1998)
Realism after the linguistic-pragmatic turn (1999)
Further reading
Index

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