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  1. Roberto Frega (2014). Between Pragmatism and Critical Theory: Social Philosophy Today. [REVIEW] Human Studies 37 (1):57-82.score: 240.0
    This paper aims at renovating the prospects for social philosophy through a confrontation between pragmatism and critical theory. In particular, it contends that the resources of pragmatism for advancing a project of emancipatory social philosophy have so far been neglected. After contrasting the two major traditions in social philosophy—the analytical and the critical—I proceed to outline the main traits of a pragmatist social philosophy. By inscribing pragmatism within the tradition of social (...)
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  2. Gonçalo Marcelo (2012). Making Sense of the Social: Hermeneutics and Social Philosophy. Études Ricoeuriennes / Ricoeur Studies 3 (1):67-85.score: 240.0
    This paper aims to rationnally reconstruct a project of social philosophy in Paul Ricoeur. It argues that there is an intrinsic connection between hermeneutics and social philosophy, and that Ricoeurian hermeneutics is well suited to provide the interpretative background in which the emancipatory interest of social philosophy can successfuly unfold.
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  3. Karen Momdjan (2013). Does Current Social Philosophy Develop Progressively? Metaphilosophy 44 (1-2):19-23.score: 240.0
    This article begins with clarification of the notion of progress. The author believes that it is possible to consider progress objectively, if by progress we understand a positive change in the effectiveness of something. He mentions two types of progress: progress of improvement and progress of augmentation. He then distinguishes evaluative from reflective philosophy. Evaluative philosophy gives answers to the second and third of Kant's famous three questions; reflective philosophy answers the first, dealing with the limits of (...)
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  4. David K. Lewis (2000). Papers in Ethics and Social Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.score: 228.0
    This volume is devoted to Lewis's work in ethics and social philosophy. Topics covered include the logic of obligation and permission; decision theory and its relation to the idea that beliefs might play the motivating role of desires; a subjectivist analysis of value; dilemmas in virtue ethics; the problem of evil; problems about self-prediction; social coordination, linguistic and otherwise; alleged duties to rescue distant strangers; toleration as a tacit treaty; nuclear warfare; and punishment. This collection, and the (...)
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  5. Lambert Zuidervaart (2007). Social Philosophy After Adorno. Cambridge University Press.score: 228.0
    This book examines what is living and what is dead in the social philosophy of Theodor W. Adorno, the most important philosopher and social critic in Germany after World War II. When he died in 1969, Adorno's successors abandoned his critical-utopian passions. Habermas, in particular, rejected or ignored Adorno's central insights on the negative effects of capitalism and new technologies upon nature and human life. In this book, Lambert Zuidervaart reclaims Adorno's insights from Habermasian neglect, while taking (...)
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  6. Jean-Philippe Deranty (2009). Beyond Communication: A Critical Study of Axel Honneth's Social Philosophy. Brill.score: 222.0
    The book will be an indispensable resource for anyone interested in contemporary philosophy and the social sciences.
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  7. Nikolas Kompridis (2001). On the Task of Social Philosophy. Social Philosophy Today 17:235-251.score: 210.0
    Axel Honneth has recently proposed a reformulation of the task of social philosophy as the 'diagnosis of social pathologies'-i.e. as the critical diagnosis ofprocesses of social decline, fragmentation, and alienation. In this paper I evaluate Honneth's proposed reformulation, supplementing my criticisms with an alternative of my own.
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  8. Tim Henning (2014). Alienation—New Perspectives From Environmental Ethics, Social Philosophy, and Action Theory; an Introduction. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 17 (1):7-11.score: 210.0
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  9. Irina Predborska (2001). Toward a New Paradigm in Social Philosophy. Social Philosophy Today 17:265-273.score: 210.0
    The new social reality of the end of twentieth century has created the need to reexamine our social theories. This paper is devoted to the methodological andtheoretical aspects of a new paradigm for social philosophy. The author formulates the main features of the paradigm: restricted rationalism, pluralism, variability, multi-dimensionality, stochasticity, the human dimension of social processes, alternativity, non-predictability, catastrophicity, and self-organization. The author then uses the methodological tools of this paradigm to reconstruct and examine the (...)
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  10. Mario Bunge (1996). The Seven Pillars of Popper's Social Philosophy. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 26 (4):528-556.score: 204.0
    The author submits that Popper's social philosophy rests on seven pillars: rationality (both conceptual and practical), individualism (ontological and methodological), libertarianism, the nonexistence of historical laws, negative utilitarianism ("Do no harm"), piecemeal social engineering, and a view on social order. The first six pillars are judged to be weak, and the seventh broken. In short, it is argued that Popper did not build a comprehensive, profound, or even consistent system of social philosophy on a (...)
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  11. J. Pedersen (2012). Social Philosophy: A Reconstructive or Deconstructive Discipline? Philosophy and Social Criticism 38 (6):619-643.score: 204.0
    Social philosophy is a somewhat broad and imprecise term. In this article I discuss the social philosophy of Habermas, Foucault and Honneth, arguing that the latter’s work is an interesting, but not unproblematic, conception of the discipline. Following Habermas and Honneth, I argue that social philosophy should be reconstructive, but incorporate insights from Foucault. Specifically, reconstructive social philosophy can be both normative and descriptive, and at the same time establish a dialectical relationship (...)
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  12. H. Rosa (2004). Four Levels of Self-Interpretation: A Paradigm for Interpretive Social Philosophy and Political Criticism. Philosophy and Social Criticism 30 (5-6):691-720.score: 204.0
    If we are to find the criteria for critical analyses of social arrangements and processes not in some abstract, universalist framework, but from the guiding ‘self-interpretations’ of the societies in question, as contemporary contextualist and ‘communitarian’ approaches to social philosophy suggest, the vexing question arises as to where these self-interpretations can be found and how they are identified. The paper presents a model according to which there are four interdependent as well as partially autonomous spheres or ‘levels’ (...)
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  13. Steven Scalet (ed.) (2009). Social Philosophy and Our Changing Points of View. Global Academic Pub..score: 204.0
    Essays on contemporary issues in political philosophy.
     
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  14. Philip Mirowski (2004). The Scientific Dimensions of Social Knowledge and Their Distant Echoes in 20th-Century American Philosophy of Science. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 35 (2):283-326.score: 198.0
    The widespread impression that recent philosophy of science has pioneered exploration of the “social dimensions of scientific knowledge‘ is shown to be in error, partly due to a lack of appreciation of historical precedent, and partly due to a misunderstanding of how the social sciences and philosophy have been intertwined over the last century. This paper argues that the referents of “democracy‘ are an important key in the American context, and that orthodoxies in the philosophy (...)
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  15. James P. Sterba (ed.) (2001). Social and Political Philosophy: Contemporary Perspectives. Routledge.score: 198.0
    Social and Political Philosophy introduces some of the most important topics in contemporary political philosophy and asks if they can be accommodated within the framework of liberal theory. It consists of specially written essays by prominent figures on an array of basic issues in political and social philosophy. Each essay then carefully considers both the theoretical and practical problems of a major topic. The book concludes with an attempt to respond to and reconcile a number (...)
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  16. Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) (2012). New Essays in Political and Social Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.score: 198.0
    This volume represents a contribution to the investigation of these issues of perennial interest and import, featuring essays whose authors hope to extend, deepen, and, in some cases, move in new directions, the current state of discussion.
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  17. Thomas McPherson (1970). Social Philosophy. New York,Van Nostrand-Reinhold.score: 198.0
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  18. George Uche Anibueze (2005). A Guide to Social Philosophy. Glanic Ventures.score: 198.0
  19. A. J. Baker (1979). Anderson's Social Philosophy. Angus & Robertson.score: 198.0
  20. Chris L. Clark (1985). Social Work and Social Philosophy: A Guide for Practice. Routledge & Kegan Paul.score: 198.0
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  21. Tony Fitzpatrick (2010). Voyage to Utopias: A Fictional Guide Through Social Philosophy. Policy Press.score: 198.0
    The book examines the concepts of freedom, responsibility, justice, and fairness and it shows how these are played out in different utopian futures of a range of socio-political regimes.
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  22. Subramania Gopalan (1981). Studies in Social Philosophy. Dr. S. Radhakrishan Institute for Advanced Study in Philosophy, University of Madras.score: 198.0
  23. Gordon Graham (1988). Contemporary Social Philosophy. B. Blackwell.score: 198.0
  24. Eugene Clay Holmes (1942). Social Philosophy and the Social Mind: A Study of the Genetic Methods of J. M. Baldwin, G. H. Mead and J. E. Boodin. New York.score: 198.0
     
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  25. Neil MacCormick & Zenon Bankowski (eds.) (1989). Enlightenment, Rights, and Revolution: Essays in Legal and Social Philosophy. Aberdeen University Press.score: 198.0
     
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  26. Chukwudum Barnabas Okolo (1993). African Social & Political Philosophy: Selected Essays. Fulladu Pub. Co..score: 198.0
    Concept of African social and political philosophy -- Faces of African freedom -- African socialism and Nyerere -- African personality : a social portrait -- Negritude : a philosophy of social action -- African tribalism : social and political implications -- Apartheid and African social experience -- The African and neo-colonial predicament -- Social self in African philosophy -- Crisis of common good and political instability -- Pan-Africanism as a concept and (...)
     
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  27. Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) (1995). Contemporary Political and Social Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.score: 198.0
    These essays represent the latest research of a number of prominent political theorists. The essays explore the role of government, the nature of public discourse and the obligations of citizens. Some examine the sources of our need for government, asking what form of government we should establish and whether a single form can be suitable for all societies. Some seek to discover the proper aims of government - asking, for example, whether government should promote equality among its citizens or whether (...)
     
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  28. John F. Rundell (ed.) (2004). Contemporary Perspectives in Critical and Social Philosophy. Brill.score: 198.0
  29. Ram Nath Sharma (1980). The Social Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo. Vineet.score: 198.0
     
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  30. Abraham Stephen (2005). The Social Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda: Its Relevance to Modern India. Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.score: 198.0
     
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  31. Anna Augusta von Helmholtz-Phelan (1978). The Social Philosophy of William Morris. R. West.score: 198.0
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  32. Brian Fay (1996). Contemporary Philosophy of Social Science: A Multicultural Approach. Blackwell.score: 192.0
    This volume provides a lucid and distinct introduction to multiculturalism and the philosophy of social science.
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  33. Martin Hollis (1994). The Philosophy of Social Science: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press.score: 192.0
    This textbook by Martin Hollis offers an exceptionally clear and concise introduction to the philosophy of social science. It examines questions which give rise to fundamental philosophical issues. Are social structures better conceived of as systems of laws and forces, or as webs of meanings and practices? Is social action better viewed as rational behaviour, or as self-expression? By exploring such questions, the reader is led to reflect upon the nature of scientific method in social (...)
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  34. Daniel Little (1991). Varieties of Social Explanation: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Social Science. Westview Press.score: 192.0
    Professor Little presents an introduction to the philosophy of social science with an emphasis on the central forms of explanation in social science: rational-intentional, causal, functional, structural, materialist, statistical and interpretive. The book is very strong on recent developments, particularly in its treatment of rational choice theory, microfoundations for social explanation, the idea of supervenience, functionalism, and current discussions of relativism.Of special interest is Professor Little’s insight that, like the philosophy of natural science, the (...) of social science can profit from examining actual scientific examples. Throughout the book, philosophical theory is integrated with recent empirical work on both agrarian and industrial society drawn from political science, sociology, geography, anthropology, and economics.Clearly written and well structured, this text provides the logical and conceptual tools necessary for dealing with the debates at the cutting edge of contemporary philosophy of social science. It will prove indispensible for philosophers, social scientists and their students. (shrink)
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  35. John Philip Christman (2002). Social and Political Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction. Routledge.score: 192.0
    This accessible and user-friendly text will prove invaluable to any student coming to social and political philosophy for the first time. It provides a broad survey of fundamental social and political questions in modern society, as well as clear, accessible discussions of the philosophical issues central to political thought. Topics covered include: the foundations of political authority, the nature and grounds of economic justice, the limits of tolerance, considerations of community, race, gender, and culture in questions of (...)
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  36. Matti Sintonen, Petri Ylikoski & Kaarlo Miller (eds.) (2003). Realism in Action: Essays in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Kluwer Academic Publishers.score: 192.0
    Realism in Action is a selection of essays written by leading representatives in the fields of action theory and philosophy of mind, philosophy of the social sciences and especially the nature of social action, and of epistemology and philosophy of science. Practical reason, reasons and causes in action theory, intending and trying, and folk-psychological explanation are some of the topics discussed by these leading participants. A particular emphasis is laid on trust, commitments and social (...)
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  37. Michael O. Hardimon (1994). Hegel's Social Philosophy: The Project of Reconciliation. Cambridge University Press.score: 192.0
    This book provides an authoritative account of Hegel's social philosophy at a level that presupposes no specialised knowledge of the subject. Hegel's social theory is designed to reconcile the individual with the modern social world. Michael Hardimon explores the concept of reconciliation in detail and discusses Hegel's views on the relationship between individuality and social membership, and on the family, civil society, and the state. The book is an important addition to the string of major (...)
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  38. Peter T. Manicas (2006). A Realist Philosophy of Social Science: Explanation and Understanding. Cambridge University Press.score: 192.0
    This introduction to the philosophy of social science provides an original conception of the task and nature of social inquiry. Peter Manicas discusses the role of causality seen in the physical sciences and offers a reassessment of the problem of explanation from a realist perspective. He argues that the fundamental goal of theory in both the natural and social sciences is not, contrary to widespread opinion, prediction and control, or the explanation of events (including behaviour). Instead, (...)
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  39. Peter Winch (2008/2007). The Idea of a Social Science and its Relation to Philosophy. Routledge.score: 192.0
    The problems dealt with in The Idea of a Social Science are philosophical. It is an attempt to place the social science, considered as a single group, on the intellectual map, with special attention to the relations of the discipline to philosophy on the one hand and the natural sciences on the other. The author holds that the relation between the social sciences and philosophy is commonly misunderstood because of certain fashionable misconceptions about the nature (...)
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  40. Eduardo Giannetti Fonsecdaa (1991). Beliefs in Action: Economic Philosophy and Social Change. Cambridge University Press.score: 192.0
    This book is concerned with the role of economic philosophy ("ideas") in the processes of belief-formation and social change. Its aim is to further our understanding of the behavior of the individual economic agent by bringing to light and examining the function of non-rational dispositions and motivations ("passions") in the determination of the agent's beliefs and goals. Drawing on the work of David Hume and Adam Smith, the book spells out the particular ways in which the passions come (...)
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  41. Robert L. Simon (ed.) (2002). The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy. Blackwell.score: 192.0
    " The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy" brings together a collection of newly commissioned essays which examine fundamental issues in social ...
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  42. C. Mantzavinos (ed.) (2009). Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Philosophical Theory and Scientific Practice. Cambridge University Press.score: 192.0
    This volume is a unique contribution to the philosophy of the social sciences, presenting the results of cutting-edge philosophers' research alongside critical discussions by practicing social scientists. The book is motivated by the view that the philosophy of the social sciences cannot ignore the specific scientific practices according to which social scientific work is being conducted, and that it will be valuable only if it evolves in constant interaction with theoretical developments in the (...) sciences. With its unique format guaranteeing a genuine discussion between philosophers and social scientists, this thought-provoking volume extends the frontiers of the field. It will appeal to all scholars and students interested in the interplay between philosophy and the social sciences. (shrink)
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  43. Alexander Rosenberg (1995). Philosophy of Social Science. Westview Press.score: 192.0
    This is an expanded and thoroughly revised edition of the widely adopted introduction to the philosophical foundations of the human sciences. Ranging from cultural anthropology to mathematical economics, Alexander Rosenberg leads the reader through behaviorism, naturalism, interpretativism about human action, and macrosocial scientific perspectives, illuminating the motivation and strategy of each.Rewritten throughout to increase accessibility, this new edition retains the remarkable achievement of revealing the social sciences’ enduring relation to the fundamental problems of philosophy. It includes new discussions (...)
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  44. James F. Ward (1984). Language, Form, and Inquiry: Arthur F. Bentley's Philosophy of Social Science. University of Massachusetts Press.score: 192.0
    I Introduction: Philosophy and Social Science Men "know," but they no longer are so certain that their knowledge will not be rearranged. ...
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  45. Sandu Frunza (2010). A Stereotype: The Lack of the Social Utility of Philosophy. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 8 (24):311-328.score: 192.0
    The way in which the relations among philosophy, religion and politics have been built and evolved in post-1989-Romania brought about the development of several stereotypes connected to the social inutility of philosophy, to the graduates’ difficulty in adapting to the requirements of the labor market, to the lack of importance of philosophy and of philosophical education. The present text signals the crisis of philosophy due to a series of factors such as: the difficulties that the (...)
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  46. Yvonne Sherratt (2006). Continental Philosophy of Social Science: Hermeneutics, Genealogy, Critical Theory. Cambridge University Press.score: 192.0
    Continental Philosophy of Social Science demonstrates the unique and autonomous nature of the continental approach to social science and contrasts it with the Anglo-American tradition. Yvonne Sherratt argues for the importance of an historical understanding of the Continental tradition in order to appreciate its individual, humanist character. Examining the key traditions of hermeneutic, genealogy, and critical theory, and the texts of major thinkers such as Gadamer, Ricoeur, Derrida, Nietzsche, Foucault, the Early Frankfurt School and Habermas, she also (...)
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  47. Bernard Bosanquet (2003). Essays in Philosophy and Social Policy, 1883-1922. Thoemmes Press.score: 192.0
    As one of the leading figures of the idealist movement, Bernard Bosanquet (1848-1923) made major contributions to philosophy and had a significant role in the formation of British social policy. This set contains previously uncollected articles and essays that were first published in little known journals or magazines. Each volume includes new introductions and primary and secondary bibliographies.
     
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  48. Kathryn Dean (ed.) (2006). Realism, Philosophy and Social Science. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 192.0
    The authors examine the nature of the relationship between social science and philosophy and address the sort of work social science should do, and the role and sorts of claims that an accompanying philosophy should engage in. In particular, the authors reintroduce the question of ontology, an area long overlooked by philosophers of social science, and present a cricital engagement with the work of Roy Bhaskar. The book argues against the excesses of philosophising and commits (...)
     
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  49. Clarence Sholé Johnson (2003). Cornel West & Philosophy: The Quest for Social Justice. Routledge.score: 192.0
    Cornel West's reputation as a public and celebrity intellectual has overshadowed his important contributions to philosophy. Professor Clarence Shole Johnson provides a rectification of this situation in this benchmark, thought-provoking book. After a brief biographical sketch, Johnson leads us through a comprehensive examination of West's philosophy from his conceptions of pragmatism, existentialism, Marxism, and Prophetic Christianity to his persuasive writings on black-Jewish relations, affirmative action, and the role of black intellectuals. Special focus is given to West's writings on (...)
     
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  50. Mark J. Smith (ed.) (2005). Philosophy & Methodology of the Social Sciences. Sage.score: 192.0
    This is a comprehensive and authoritative reference collection in the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences. The source materials selected are drawn from debates within the natural sciences as well as social scientific practice. This four volume set covers the traditional literature on the philosophy of the social sciences, and the contemporary philosophical and methodological debates developing at the heart of the disciplinary and interdisciplinary groups in the social sciences. It addresses the needs (...)
     
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