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  1. A. M. Adam (1993). Review Essays : Vico in Context Leon Pompa, Vico: A Study of the "New Science." 2d Ed. Cambridge University Press, New York, 1990. Pp. XV, 251, $44.50 (Cloth. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 23 (2):243-247.
  2. Andy Adcroft & Spinder Dhaliwal (2009). Disconnections in Management Theory and Practice. Philosophy of Management 7 (3):61-67.
    This essay is concerned with what Abbinnett1 described as fundamental to the discourses of social science: truth and its construction. The central problem around which the narrative is built is a growing disconnection in one area of social science, management research, between how truth is frequently defined and used and the approaches taken to constructing that truth. The result of this is an intellectual impurity whereby management research occupies an incoherent intellectual space somewhere between modernism and postmodernism. Our argument is (...)
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  3. Joseph Agassi (2013). Bunge Nevertheless. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 43 (4):542-562.
    Mario Bunge offers here a political philosophy and a view of current politics as judged by his vision of an integrated democracy that is thoroughly green, quasi-communalist, participatory, and quasi-socialist; all enterprises there belong to their workers. He tempers his egalitarianism with some meritocracy. His vision is impracticable but deserves examination.
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  4. Judith Buber Agassi (1971). The Mixed Blessings of Technology: Comments on Professor Roberts' Paper. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 1 (2):221-231.
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  5. Hans Albert & Eric Hilgendorf (eds.) (2006). Wissenschaft, Religion Und Recht: Hans Albert Zum 85. Geburtstag Am 8. Februar 2006. Logos.
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  6. René V. Arcilla (2008). Liberal Education, Ideology, Humanism. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 37:13-18.
    This paper aims to open up a problem for discussion and further research based on the three concepts of its title. It examines how these concepts are linked by a line of reasoning developed by the French philosopher, Louis Althusser. Althusser argues that liberal education is an ideological practice that serves to reproduce capitalist social formations. It directs people into preestablished, functional, class positions in society, yet it disguises this operation by keeping attention focused on the myth of our essential (...)
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  7. Michel Audet, Maurice Landry & Richard Déry (1986). Science Et Résolution de Problème: Liens, Difficultés Et Voies de Dépassement Dans le Champ Des Sciences de L'Administration. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 16 (4):409-440.
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  8. Monica Azzolini (2010). The Political Uses of Astrology: Predicting the Illness and Death of Princes, Kings and Popes in the Italian Renaissance. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 41 (2):135-145.
  9. James Mark Baldwin (1940). Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology, Including Many of the Principal Conceptions of Ethics, Logic, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion, Mental Pathology, Anthropology, Biology, Neurology, Physiology, Economics, Political and Social Philosophy, Philology, Physical Science, and Education, and Giving a Terminology in English, French, German, and Italian. New York, P. Smith.
  10. Michael Barber (2006). Philosophy and Reflection: A Critique of Frank Welz's Sociological and “Processual” Criticism of Husserl and Schutz. [REVIEW] Human Studies 29 (2):141 - 157.
    Frank Welz’s Kritik der Lebenswelt undertakes a sociology of knowledge criticism of the work of Edmund Husserl and Alfred Schutz that construes them as developing absolutist, egological systems opposed to the “processual” worldview prominent since the modern rise of natural science. Welz, though, misunderstands the work of Schutz and Husserl and neglects how their focus on consciousness and eidetic features pertains to the kind of reflection that one must undertake if one would avoid succumbing to absolutism, that uncovers the presuppositions (...)
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  11. Michael Barbour, Mark Evans & Jason Ritter (2007). Situating the Georgia Performance Standards in the Social Studies Debate: An Improvement for Social Studies Classrooms or Continuing the Whitewash. Journal of Social Studies Research 31 (1):27.
  12. Matthew J. Barker (2013). Essentialism. In Byron Kaldis (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences.
  13. S. B. Barnes (1976). Natural Rationality: A Neglected Concept in the Social Sciences. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 6 (2):115-126.
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  14. S. R. Barrett (1990). Book Reviews : Kenneth Moore, Ed., Waymarks. University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1987. Pp. X, 157, $15.95. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20 (2):256-257.
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  15. James L. Barth (1985). Egyptian Social Studies Teachers' Responses To The Barth/Shermis Social Studies Preference Scale. Journal of Social Studies Research 9 (2):15-25.
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  16. Michael Baumgartner (forthcoming). Detecting Causal Chains in Small-N Data. Field Methods.
    The first part of this paper shows that Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)--also in its most recent forms as presented in Ragin (2000, 2008)--, does not correctly analyze data generated by causal chains, which, after all, are very common among causal processes in the social sciences. The incorrect modeling of data originating from chains essentially stems from QCA’s reliance on Quine-McCluskey optimization to eliminate redundancies from sufficient and necessary conditions. Baumgartner (2009a,b) has introduced a Boolean methodology, termed Coincidence Analysis (CNA), that (...)
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  17. Pedro Beade (1989). Falsification and Falsifiability in Historical Linguistics. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 19 (2):173-181.
  18. Ernest Becker (1967). Beyond Alienation. New York, G. Braziller.
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  19. Joseph Becker (1993). The Essential Nature of the Method of the Natural Sciences: Response to A. T. Nuyen's "Truth, Method, and Objectivity: Husserl and Gadamer on Scientific Method&Quot;. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 23 (1):73-76.
  20. James R. Beebe (2001). Interpretation and Epistemic Evaluation in Goldman's Descriptive Epistemology. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 31 (2):163-186.
    One branch of Alvin Goldman's proposed "scientific epistemology" is devoted to the scientific study of how folk epistemic evaluators acquire and deploy the concepts of knowledge and justified belief. The author argues that such a "descriptive epistemology," as Goldman calls it, requires a more sophisticated theory of interpretation than is provided by the simulation theory Goldman adopts. The author also argues that any adequate account of folk epistemic concepts must reconstruct the intersubjective conceptual roles those concepts play in discursive practices. (...)
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  21. Bo Bengtsson & Nils Hertting (forthcoming). Generalization by Mechanism: Thin Rationality and Ideal-Type Analysis in Case Study Research. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393113506495.
    Drawing general inferences on the basis of single-case and small-n studies is often seen as problematic. This article suggests a logic of generalization based on thinly rationalistic social mechanisms. Ideal-type mechanisms can be derived from empirical observations in one case and, based on the assumption of thin rationality, used as a generalizing bridge to other contexts with similar actor constellations. Thus, the “portability” builds on expectations about similar mechanisms operating in similar contexts. We present the general logic behind such “rationalistic (...)
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  22. Lorenzo Bernasconi-Kohn (2006). How Not to Think About Rules and Rule Following: A Response to Stueber. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36 (1):86-94.
    This article offers a critique of Karsten Stueber’s account of rule following as presented in his article "How to Think about Rules and Rule Following." The task Stueber sets himself is of defending the idea that human practices are bound and guided by rules (both causally and normatively) while avoiding the discredited "cognitive model of rule following." This article argues that Stueber’s proposal is unconvincing because it falls foul of the very problems it sets out to avoid. Stueber’s defense of (...)
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  23. Gregor Betz (2011). Prediction. In Ian Jarvie & Jesus Zamora-Bonilla (eds.), Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science. Sage.
  24. Gregor Betz (2008). Der Umgang mit Zukunftswissen in der Klimapolitikberatung. Eine Fallstudie zum Stern Review. Philosophia Naturalis 45 (1):95-129.
    The Stern Review on The Economics of Climate Change is a highly influential welfare analysis of climate policy measures which has been published in 2006. This paper identifies and systematically assesses the long-term socioeconomic and climatic predictions the Stern Review relies on, and reflects them philosophically. Being a cost-benefit analysis, the Stern Review has to predict the benefits of climate mitigation policies, i.e.the damaging consequences of climate change which might be avoided, as well as the costs of implementing such policies. (...)
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  25. J. A. I. Bewaji (1997). Review Essays : Cornel West, Keeping Faith: Philosophy and Race in America. Routledge, New York, 1993. Pp. XVII, 319. £35 (Cloth), £11.99 (Paper. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 27 (2):212-218.
  26. John A. I. Bewaji (1995). Critical Comments on Pearce, African Philosophy, and the Sociological Thesis. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 25 (1):99-119.
    Pearce's "African Philosophy and the Sociological Thesis" makes very interesting reading. Why it is interesting is not because it advances the frontiers of philosophical discourse in Africa or globally but because it shows that certain unwarranted dispositions die hard and that deliberate ignorance, if that is what is displayed, is hard to cure. In this article the author comments on the following contentions made by Pearce: (1) philosophy has no social relevance and/or responsibility; (2) philosophy is purely a linguistic activity (...)
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  27. Renée Bilodeau (1985). Attribution d'états mentaux et justification de l'action. Dialogue 24 (04):639-653.
    Plusieurs auteurs se sont inspirés des thèses du deuxième Wittgenstein pour proposer une nouvelle approche en sciences sociales qui viserait la justification plutôt que l'explication de l'action. Sur la base d'une étude de trois types d'énoncés formulés grâce au langage de l'action (factuels, normatifs et attributifs d'états mentaux), cet article évalue les difficultés et possibilités d'une telle suggestion.
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  28. Jack Birner (2014). Popper and Hayek on Reason and Tradition. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 44 (3):263-281.
    Karl Popper and Friedrich von Hayek became close friends soon after they first met in the early 1930s. Ever since, they discussed their ideas intensively on many occasions. But even though an analysis of the origins and contents of their ideas and correspondence reveals a number of important and fundamental differences, they rarely criticize each other in their published work. The article analyzes in particular the different ideas they have on the role of reason in society and on rationalism and (...)
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  29. Beverly Milner Bisland (2009). Two Traditions in the Social Studies Curriculum for the Elementary Grades: The Textbooks of Paul R. Hanna and Harold O. Rugg. [REVIEW] Journal of Social Studies Research 33 (2):155-196.
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  30. A. D. Block & S. E. Cuypers (2012). Why Darwinians Should Not Be Afraid of Mary Douglas--And Vice Versa: The Case of Disgust. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 42 (4):459-488.
    Evolutionary psychology and human sociobiology often reject the mere possibility of symbolic causality. Conversely, theories in which symbolic causality plays a central role tend to be both anti-nativist and anti-evolutionary. This article sketches how these apparent scientific rivals can be reconciled in the study of disgust. First, we argue that there are no good philosophical or evolutionary reasons to assume that symbolic causality is impossible. Then, we examine to what extent symbolic causality can be part of the theoretical toolbox of (...)
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  31. Natalie Harris Bluestone (1988). Why Women Cannot Rule: Sexism in Plato Scholarship. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 18 (1):41-60.
  32. Myles Brand (1972). Book Review : Action. D. G. Brown. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, I968. Pp. XIII+I50. $4.50. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 2 (1):177-180.
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  33. Lluís Brines I. Garcia (2004). La Filosofia Social I Política de Francesc Eiximenis. Novaedició.
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  34. J. Bronowski (1971). Symposium on Technology and Social Criticism—Introduction Technology and Culture in Evolution. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 1 (2):195-206.
  35. Lajos L. Brons (2010). Concepts in Theoretical Thought: An Introductory Essay. In S. Watanabe (ed.), CARLS Series of Advanced Study of Logic and Sensibility, Volume 3. Keio University Press.
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  36. John P. Broome & Patrice Preston-Grimes (2011). Open for Business: Learning Economics Through Social Interaction in a Student-Operated Store. Journal of Social Studies Research 35 (1):39-55.
  37. Hans Henrik Bruun (2011). Book Review: David Chalcraft, Fanon Howell, Marisol Lopez Menendez & Hector Vera (Eds.): Max Weber Matters: Interweaving Past and Present. Burlington, Ashgate 2008. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 41 (1):142-147.
  38. Krzysztof Brzechczyn (2009). Leszek Nowak (1943-2009). Polish Journal of Philosophy 3 (2):7-8.
    This paper is obituary of Leszek Nowak, one of the greatest Polish philosophers of the XX century.
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  39. F. Buekens & M. Boudry (2012). Psychoanalytic Facts as Unintended Institutional Facts. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 42 (2):239-269.
    We present an inference to the best explanation of the immense cultural success of Freudian psychoanalysis as a hermeneutic method. We argue that an account of psychoanalytic facts as products of unintended declarative speech acts explains this phenomenon. Our argument connects diverse, seemingly independent characteristics of psychoanalysis that have been independently confirmed, and applies key features of John Searle’s and Eerik Lagerspetz’s theory of institutional facts to the psychoanalytic edifice. We conclude with a brief defence of the institutional approach against (...)
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  40. Martin Bulmer (ed.) (1982). Social Research Ethics: An Examination of the Merits of Covert Participant Observation. Holmes & Meier Publishers.
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  41. M. Bunge (2011). Book Review: Tristram Hunt Marx's General: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels, New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2009. 430 Pp. $32.00 (Hardback). [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 41 (3):446-449.
  42. Mario Bunge (2004). Clarifying Some Misunderstandings About Social Systems and Their Mechanisms. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 34 (3):371-381.
    The goal of this article is to answer some of the criticisms of my views on social science formulated by contributors to the symposium on my philosophy of social science. Key Words: emergence • mechanism • method • process • understanding.
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  43. Ian Burkitt (1993). Overcoming Metaphysics: Elias and Foucault on Power and Freedom. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 23 (1):50-72.
  44. Robert E. Butts (1979). Review Symposium : Scientific Progress: The Laudan Manifesto. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 9 (4):475-483.
  45. Michael A. Cavanaugh (1982). A Modest Proposal. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 12 (3):289-301.
    Laudan's "progress and its problems" is of two, incompatible, minds. proto-laudan argues that science is indexed to historical contexts, such that scientific rationality depends on progress and not vice-versa. deutero-laudan claims that sociology assumes "a rationality" and so misunderstands science. the latter is confused and offers no argument against sociology which does not also apply against historical approaches to philosophy of science, proto-laudan included. such tribal warfare is unprogressive, and best abandoned.
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  46. L. B. Cebik (1971). Concepts, Laws, and the Resurrection of Ideal Types'. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 1 (1):65-81.
  47. Fred Chernoff (2012). The Impact of Duhemian Principles on Social Science Testing and Progress. In Harold Kincaid (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science. Oxford University Press. 229.
  48. Daniel Diermeiq Chong, Jack Knight & Lany Rothenbe (forthcoming). 76 Philosophy of the Social Sciences/March 1996. Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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  49. Jiwei Ci (2011). Social Science and the Diversity of Its Roles for Democracy. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 25 (2):179 - 190.
  50. Dieter Claessens & Rainer Mackensen (eds.) (1992). Universalism Today: Contributions at the Iind International Symposium for Universalism, Berlin, August 22nd to 26th, 1990. [REVIEW] Technische Universität Berlin.
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