Philosophy of Social Science: A Contemporary Introduction

1st Edition

Mark Risjord

Routledge
Published May 27, 2014
Textbook - 288 Pages
ISBN 9780415898256 - CAT# Y121252
Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

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The Philosophy of Social Science: A Contemporary Introduction examines the perennial questions of philosophy by engaging with the empirical study of society. The book offers a comprehensive overview of debates in the field, with special attention to questions arising from new research programs in the social sciences. The text uses detailed examples of social scientific research to motivate and illustrate the philosophical discussion. Topics include the relationship of social policy to social science, interpretive research, action explanation, game theory, social scientific accounts of norms, joint intentionality, reductionism, causal modeling, case study research, and experimentation.

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