Understanding Social Science
Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)
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Description: In this lucid and engaging analysis of the nature of society, Roger Trigg examines the scientific basis of social science and shows that philosophical presuppositions are a necessary starting point for the study of society. This second edition contains three new chapters that demonstrate the relationship of the philosophy of social science to politics, and takes into account recent developments including the impact of rational choice theory, and attacks on the possibility of reason by postmodernists. Themes in the book include the relation of individual to society, the basis of our understanding of other societies, and the character of social reality. Is there such a thing as society? What of the threat of relativism? These and other questions are examined in depth, but with a clarity that introduces the issues to those new to the subject.
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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.
List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2000
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
|Preface to the Second Edition|
|The Nature of Science|
|Objectivity and the Sociology of Knowledge|
|Individuals and Society|
|Understanding Other Societies|
|Facts and Values|
|Economics and Society|
|Culture: Function and Adaptation|
|Sociobiology and Determinism|
|Markets and Social Institutions|
|Tradition and Reason|
|The Philosophical Basis of Social Science|