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  1. 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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  2. J. Agassi (forthcoming). Experts Within Democracy: The Turner Version. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393114550807.
    Stephen Turner defends the sociopolitical role that experts—mainly but not only of the scientific kind—play in modern democratic society and explores means for increasing the rationality of their employment. Laudable though this is, at times Turner goes into more detail than democratic principles require; in his enthusiasm for rationality, he aims at levels of adequacy that are not always within the grasp of democracy.
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  3. J. Agassi (forthcoming). Einstein's Philosophy Politely Shelved. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393115571251.
    Einstein considered fallibilist methodology obvious and metaphysics the challenging heuristic of physics. This philosophy is a minority view in academic philosophy. Most commentators on Einstein reject it and either refuse to ascribe it to him or declare it an impediment to his researches, his own opinion to the contrary notwithstanding.
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  4. J. Agassi (forthcoming). Book Review: The Unique in Popper's Contribution to Philosophy by Alexander Naraniecki. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393115575912.
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  5. L. A. Boland (forthcoming). Book Review: The Puzzle of Modern Economics: Science or Ideology? By Roger E. Backhouse. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393115578807.
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  6. G. J. Lobo (forthcoming). A Critique of Hindriks' Reconstructing Searle's Making the Social World. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393115571250.
    This article is a response to Frank Hindriks’ “Restructuring Searle’s Making the Social World.”.
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  7. Joseph Agassi (forthcoming). Book Review: Paul Feyerabend: Ein Philosoph Aus Wien, Edited by F. Stadler and KR Fischer. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
  8. William Butchard & Robert D’Amico (forthcoming). Alone Together Why “Incentivization” Fails as an Account of Institutional Facts. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393115581457.
    In two articles, Smits, Buekens, and du Plessis have argued that John Searle’s account of institutional facts suffers serious flaws and should be replaced with a reductive account they call “incentivization.” We argue against their view in two ways. First, the specific flaws they find in Searle are based on misunderstandings. Second, “incentivization,” as they present it, fails as a reduction of strict collective actions and, thus, cannot account for institutional facts such as money or property.
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  9. Antonella Carassa & Marco Colombetti (forthcoming). Interpersonal Communication as Social Action. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393115580265.
    We compare a number of influential approaches to human communication with the aim of understanding what it means for interpersonal communication to be a form of social action. In particular, we discuss the large-scale social normativity advocated by speech act theory, the view of communication as small-scale social interaction proper of Gricean approaches, and the intimate connection between communication and cooperation defended by Tomasello. We then argue in favor of a small-scale view of communication capable of accounting for the normative (...)
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  10. Daniel Diermeiq Chong, Jack Knight & Lany Rothenbe (forthcoming). 76 Philosophy of the Social Sciences/March 1996. Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
  11. Sharon Crasnow (forthcoming). Natural Experiments and Pluralism in Political Science. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393115580266.
    Natural experiments are an increasingly popular research design in political science. This popularity raises a number of questions. First, what are natural experiments and why are they appealing? Second, what makes a good natural experiment? And finally, are natural experiments able to provide resources for knowledge production that other methodologies cannot or do not provide? Using Mary Morgan’s and Thad Dunning’s recent work on natural experiments, I offer answers to the first two questions and use the analysis to argue that (...)
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  12. Brian Fay (forthcoming). Phenomenology and Social Inquiry: From Consciousness to Culture and Critique. Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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  13. Steve Fuller (forthcoming). Studies and the Philosophy of Social Sciences. Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
  14. Richard Kilminster (forthcoming). How Has a Post-Philosophical Sociology Become Possible? A Response to Philip Walsh. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393115579160.
    This article responds to Philip Walsh’s defence : 179-200) of the traditional Lockean “underlaborer” conception of the role of philosophy against Norbert Elias’s sociology of knowledge. The article argues, contra Walsh, that the “post-philosophical” status of sociology is already a historical fait accompli. The author challenges Walsh’s contention that Elias’s perspectival sociological theory of knowledge is fatally flawed by its improper use of the concept of process as a central principle. The response concludes that Walsh’s article is a formidable mobilization (...)
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  15. Andrew M. Koch (forthcoming). Book Review: The Century, by Alain Badiou. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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  16. 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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  17. Paul K. Miller & Tom Grimwood (forthcoming). Mountains, Cones, and Dilemmas of Context The Case of “Ordinary Language” in Philosophy and Social Scientific Method. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393115579668.
    The order of influence from thesis to hypothesis, and from philosophy to the social sciences, has historically governed the way in which the abstraction and significance of language as an empirical object is determined. In this article, an argument is made for the development of a more reflexive intellectual relationship between ordinary language philosophy and the social sciences that it helped inspire. It is demonstrated that, and how, the social scientific traditions of ethnomethodology and conversation analysis press OLP to re-consider (...)
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  18. Lynn Hankinson Nelson (forthcoming). The Descent of Evolutionary Explanations: Darwinian Vestiges in the Social Sciences. Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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  19. Piers Rawling (forthcoming). Decision Theory and Degree of Belief. Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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  20. Sheldon Richmond (forthcoming). Book Review: Chasing Reality: Strife Over Realism, by Mario Bunge. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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  21. Sheldon Richmond (forthcoming). Book Review: Understanding the Tacit by Stephen P. Turner. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393115579157.
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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. Raphael Sassower (forthcoming). Book Review: Engaging Enemies: Hayek and the Left by Simon Griffiths. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393115579874.
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  25. Safi Shams (forthcoming). Book Review: The Explanation of Social Action by John Levi Martin. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393115571910.
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  26. David Teira (forthcoming). Book Review: The Logic of Social Research, by Arthur L. Stinchcombe. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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  27. Stephen P. Turner (forthcoming). Cause, the Persistence of Teleology, and the Origins of the Philosophy of Social Science. Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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  28. Lars Udehn (forthcoming). The Methodology of Rational Choice. Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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  29. Thomas Uebel (forthcoming). Twentieth-Century Philosophy of Social Science in the Analytic Tradition. Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
  30. Elke Weik (forthcoming). A Return to the Enduring Features of Institutions A Process Ontology of Reproduction and Endurance. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393114544035.
    Why and how do institutions endure? The most characteristic feature of institutions—their longevity—seems to be a neglected topic in current institutional analysis, which overwhelmingly is conducted as an analysis of institutional change. This article, in contrast, attempts to answer some basic questions about institutional endurance and reproduction, most notably how institutional reproduction can be distinguished from institutional endurance, how institutions manage to “bind” time and space, and which role structures “out of time and space” play in this. I explore the (...)
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  31. 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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  32. John Wettersten (forthcoming). Book Reviews: What People Believe When They Say What People Believe by Todd Jones. Philosophy of the Social Sciences:0048393115579158.
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