Philosophy of the Social Sciences An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0826489532
ISBN-13: 9780826489531
Edition: 2007
List price: $43.95 Buy it from $35.29
This item qualifies for FREE shipping

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: This is the definitive companion to the study of the philosophy of the social sciences. It provides the student with an accessible, comprehensive and philosophically rigorous introduction to all the major philosophical concepts, issues and debates  More...

New Starting from $35.29
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
You could win $10,000

Get an entry for every item you buy, rent, or sell.

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Terminology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Math Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Careers in Medical Assisting Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 8/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

This is the definitive companion to the study of the philosophy of the social sciences. It provides the student with an accessible, comprehensive and philosophically rigorous introduction to all the major philosophical concepts, issues and debates raised by the social sciences. Ideal for use in undergraduate courses, the structure and content of this textbook--the most thorough, clearly argued and up-to-date available--closely reflect the way the philosophy of the social sciences is studied and taught. The text examines key conceptual and methodological questions in the social sciences and illustrates how these shape the practice of research, the interpretation of findings and theory formulation in such disciplines as economics, political science and psychology. The book not only offers lucid and incisive coverage of the philosophy of the social sciences, but also extends the major debates and considers the latest directions in this growing area of philosophical interest. Robert C. Bishop's cogent and rigorous analysis is supplemented by useful student-friendly features, including key examples from philosophical writing; summaries of core debates; sample questions and exercises; and guides for further reading.

Introduction
Conceptions of Science
Historical and Philosophical Roots of the Social Sciences: Hobbes, Durkheim, Weber
Five Modes of Social Inquiry
Ideals, Values and Social Science Practices
Cultural Ideals I: Instrumental Reason
Cultural Ideals II: Political Liberalism and Liberal Individualism
The Myth of Value Neutrality: Disgiused Ideologies in Social Science
Methodological Holism and Methodological Individualism
Garbage in-Garbage out: Passing Values Off as Scientific Research
Disciplinary Issues
Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences
Rational and Social Choice Theory
Political Science
Economics
Sociology
Problems, Debates, Controversies
Handling Data
Determinism and Freedom
Explanation in the Social Sciences
Natural Sciences and Social Science
Beyond Objectivism and Relativism
Bibliography

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×