David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy of Science 67 (3):678 (2000)
This paper argues that realism issue in the social sciences is not one that can be decided by general philosophical arguments that evaluate entire domains at once. The realism issue is instead many different empirical issues. To defend these claims, I sort issues that are often run together, explicate and criticize several standard realist and antirealist arguments about the social sciences, and use the example of the productive/nonproductive distinction to illustrate the approach to realism questions that I favor
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Paul W. Humphreys (1984). Quantitative Probabilistic Causality and Structural Scientific Realism. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:329 - 342.
Finn Collin (1997). Social Reality. Routledge.
Kathryn Dean (ed.) (2006). Realism, Philosophy and Social Science. Palgrave Macmillan.
David-Hillel Ruben (1989). Realism in the Social Sciences. In Hilary Lawson & Lisa Appignanesi (eds.), Dismantling Truth. Weidenfeld.
Harold Kincaid (2008). Structural Realism and the Social Sciences. Philosophy of Science 75 (5):720-731.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads6 ( #217,582 of 1,140,063 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #157,514 of 1,140,063 )
How can I increase my downloads?