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Critique of Max Weber's Philosophy of Social Science

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ISBN-10: 0521892759

ISBN-13: 9780521892759

Edition: 2002

Authors: W. G. Runciman

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This essay is written in the belief that it is possible to say both where Max Weber's philosophy of social science is mistaken and how these mistakes can be put right. Runciman argues that Weber's analysis breaks down at three decisive points: the difference between theoretical pre-suppositions and implicit value-judgements; the manner in which 'idiographic' explanations are to be subsumed under causal laws; and the relation of explanation to description in sociology. The arguments which Weber put forward are fundamental to the methodology of the social sciences, and since his death it has come to be increasingly widely held that with perhaps the sole exception of Mill's System of Logic…    
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/18/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 116
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

W. G. Runciman is a fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge. His books include "The Social Animal" and "The Theory of Cultural and Social Selection".