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    Caroline Arruda (forthcoming). Review Essay: Chant, Sara Rachel, Frank Hindriks and Gerhard Preyer, Editors. From Individual to Collective Intentionality: New Essays. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. 240. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393116632685.
    I summarize and evaluate the aims of the collection From Individual to Collective Intentionality: New Essays edited by Sara Rachel Chant, Frank Hindriks and Gerhard Preyer in the context of the on-going debate about collective intentionality and group agency. I then consider the individual essays contained therein, both from the perspective of how they advance the collection’s goals and the coherence of their individual arguments.
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    J. A. Bell (forthcoming). Book Review: Can There Be a Philosophy of Archaeology? By William Harvey Krieger. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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  3. Joseph Agassi (forthcoming). Book Review: Paul Feyerabend: Ein Philosoph Aus Wien, Edited by F. Stadler and KR Fischer. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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    Joseph Agassi (forthcoming). Callipolis Revisited. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393116653191.
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    Joseph Agassi (forthcoming). Max Planck’s Remorse. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393116657537.
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    Bo Bengtsson & Hannu Ruonavaara (forthcoming). Comparative Process Tracing Making Historical Comparison Structured and Focused. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393116658549.
    This article introduces comparative process tracing as a two-step methodological approach that combines theory, chronology, and comparison. For each studied case, the processes leading “from A to B” are reconstructed and analyzed in terms of ideal-type social mechanisms and then compared by making use of the identified mechanisms and ideal-type periodization. Central elements of CPT are path dependence, critical junctures and focal points, social mechanisms, context, periodization, and counterfactual analysis. The CPT approach is described, discussed, and compared with more formal (...)
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  7. 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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    John Dupré (forthcoming). Social Science City Center or Leafy Suburb. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393116649713.
    This article argues, in opposition to a common interpretation of Wittgenstein deriving from Winch, that there is nothing especially problematic about the social sciences. Familiar Wittgensteinian theses about language, notably on the open-endedness of linguistic rules and on the importance of family resemblance concepts, have great relevance not only to the social sciences but also to much of the natural sciences. The differences between scientific and ordinary language are much less sharp than Winch, and probably Wittgenstein, supposed.
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    Brian Fay (forthcoming). Phenomenology and Social Inquiry: From Consciousness to Culture and Critique. Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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    Steve Fuller (forthcoming). Studies and the Philosophy of Social Sciences. Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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    Iván E. Gómez-Aguilar (forthcoming). Book Review: Knowledge. The Philosophical Quest in History, by Steve Fuller. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393116652633.
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    John G. Gunnell (forthcoming). Social Inquiry and the Pursuit of Reality Cora Diamond and the Problem of Criticizing From “Outside”. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393116649714.
    Although social scientists have been devoted to discovering specific realities of social life, many theorists devoted to critical judgment have turned to philosophy in search of universal grounds of truth and reality. They have, however, worried about the problem of relativism. Although Wittgenstein has often been characterized as a relativist, Cora Diamond, inspired by G. E. M Anscombe, argues that his work, despite internal tensions, provides rational grounds for external criticism of social practices. Her argument and her critique of the (...)
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    Martyn Hammersley (forthcoming). Book Review: Felix Kaufmann’s Theory and Method in the Social Sciences, by Robert S. Cohen and Ingeborg K. Helling, Eds. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393116651578.
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    Ian Jarvie (forthcoming). Mead and the Trajectory of Anthropology in the United States. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393116654860.
    Peter Mandler’s Return from the Natives examines Margaret Mead mid-career when she devoted much energy to promoting anthropology and anthropologists to government and industry and positioned herself as a prominent social commentator. By the time she returned to the field after an interlude of 14 years, something had happened to her professionally: she was treated as a bit of an embarrassment, no longer a scientific heavyweight, and much of this stems from the rather hare-brained “culture cracking” she engaged in during (...)
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    Andrew M. Koch (forthcoming). Book Review: The Century, by Alain Badiou. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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    Simon Lohse (forthcoming). Pragmatism, Ontology, and Philosophy of the Social Sciences in Practice. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393116654869.
    In this article, I will discuss two prominent views on the relevance and irrelevance of ontological investigations for the social sciences, namely, ontological foundationalism and anti-ontological pragmatism. I will argue that both views are unsatisfactory. The subsequent part of the article will introduce an alternative role for ontological projects in the philosophy of the social sciences that fares better in this respect by paying attention to the ontological assumptions of actual social scientific theories, models, and related explanatory practices. I will (...)
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    Sabina Lovibond (forthcoming). Wittgenstein, Tolstoy, and the “Apocalyptic View”. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393116649715.
    Some aspects of Wittgenstein’s thought are considered in the light of a remark he makes about the “apocalyptic” view of the world. The influence of Tolstoy on Wittgenstein is discussed and elaborated with reference to the idea of a “form of life” as a locus of order, and also to that of “exceptionality” in an unfolding course of events—the latter setting up a connection with the “apocalyptic” theme. This imaginative backdrop remains discernible in Wittgenstein’s later philosophy, which draws upon it (...)
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    Tibor R. Machan (forthcoming). Book Review: James M. Buchanan, Why I, Too, Am Not a Conservative. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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    Branko MitroviĆ (forthcoming). Is Multiple Realizability a Valid Argument Against Methodological Individualism? Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393116643591.
    In recent decades, a number of authors have relied on the multiple realizability argument to reject methodological individualism. In this article, I argue that this strategy results in serious difficulties and makes it impossible to identify social entities and phenomena.
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    Lynn Hankinson Nelson (forthcoming). The Descent of Evolutionary Explanations: Darwinian Vestiges in the Social Sciences. Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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    Albert Ogien (forthcoming). Obligation and Impersonality Wittgenstein and the Nature of the Social. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393116649970.
    Although sociologists conceive obligation as an objective force that compels individuals to act and think according to pre-defined norms of conduct and ways of reasoning, philosophers view it as an imperative that is met through the agent’s deliberation. The aim of this article is to undermine the standard dichotomy between the deterministically sociological and the moral–philosophical views of obligation by way of contending that Wittgenstein’s view on blind obedience bears a conception of the social. I will then argue that Wittgenstein’s (...)
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    Piers Rawling (forthcoming). Decision Theory and Degree of Belief. Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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    Sheldon Richmond (forthcoming). Book Review: Chasing Reality: Strife Over Realism, by Mario Bunge. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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    Paul A. Roth (forthcoming). Beyond Understanding: The Career of the Concept of Understanding in the Human Sciences. Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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  25. Raphael Sassower (forthcoming). Book Review: The Elgar Companion to Economics and Philosophy, Edited by John B. Davis, Alain Marciano, and Jochen Runde. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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    John R. Searle (forthcoming). Insight and Error in Wittgenstein. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393116649969.
    For me, personally, Wittgenstein’s philosophy poses the greatest challenge: if he is right, the sort of philosophy I am attempting to do is impossible. Wittgenstein argued powerfully that there can be no such thing as a general philosophical theory of language, mind, consciousness, society, and so on. I wanted and still do want to do precisely that: to present a general philosophical theory of language, mind, consciousness, society, and so on.
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  27. David Teira (forthcoming). Book Review: The Logic of Social Research, by Arthur L. Stinchcombe. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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    Lars Udehn (forthcoming). The Methodology of Rational Choice. Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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    Thomas Uebel (forthcoming). Twentieth-Century Philosophy of Social Science in the Analytic Tradition. Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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    John Wettersten (forthcoming). Book Review: A Realist Philosophy of Social Science, by Peter T. Manicas. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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    John Wettersten (forthcoming). The Roles That Otto Selz and Karl Popper Played in 20th-Century Psychology and Philosophy of Science. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393116633418.
    The early research of Karl Popper both in psychology and in philosophy of science is described; its basis for his later breakthroughs in the philosophy of science is explained. His debt to Otto Selz’s thought psychology is thereby detailed. Otto Selz’s philosophy of science is then explained, and its conflict with Popper’s early as well as his later views is portrayed. These studies of the conflicting views of Popper’s early views and Selz’s philosophy of science provide the basis for demonstrating (...)
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