Social Science as Civic Discourse: Essays on the Invention, Legitimation, and Uses of Social Theory

University of Chicago Press (1989)
Richard Harvey Brown's pioneering explorations in the philosophy of social science and the theory of rhetoric reach a culmination in Social Science as Civic Discourse . In his earlier works, he argued for a logic of discovery and explanation in social science by showing that science and art both depend on metaphoric thinking, and he has applied that logic to society as a narrative text in which significant action by moral agents is possible. This new work is at once a philosophical critique of social theory and a social-theoretical critique of politics. Brown proposes to redirect the language and the mission of the social sciences toward a new discourse for a humane civic practice.
Keywords Social sciences Philosophy  Language and languages Philosophy  Social change  Social sciences and history
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Call number H61.B6793 1989
ISBN(s) 0226076245   9780226076249
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