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  1. Peter Wagner (2001). A History and Theory of the Social Sciences: Not All That is Solid Melts Into Air. Sage.score: 161.0
    Divided into two parts this book examines the train of social theory from the 19th century, through to the `organization of modernity', in relation to ideas of social planning, and as contributors to the `rationalistic revolution' of the `golden age' of capitalism in the 1950s and 60s. Part two examines key concepts in the social sciences. It begins with some of the broadest concepts used by social scientists: choice, decision, action and institution and moves on (...)
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  2. Geoffrey Hawthorn (1991). Plausible Worlds: Possibility and Understanding in History and the Social Sciences. Cambridge University Press.score: 157.0
    Possibilities haunt history. The force of our explanations of events turns on the alternative possibilities those explanations suggest. It is these possible worlds that give us our understanding; and in human affairs, we decide them by practical rather than theoretical judgment. In this widely acclaimed account of the role of counterfactuals in explanation, Geoffrey Hawthorn deploys extended examples to defend his argument. His conclusions cast doubt on existing assumptions about the nature and place of theory, and indeed of the (...)
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  3. Peter T. Manicas (1987). A History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Basil Blackwell.score: 147.0
     
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  4. Theodore M. Porter & Dorothy Ross (2003). The Cambridge History of Science: The Modern Social Sciences. History of Science 7.score: 122.0
    Forty-two essays by authors from five continents and many disciplines provide a synthetic account of the history of the social sciences-including behavioral and economic sciences since the late eighteenth century. The authors emphasize the cultural and intellectual preconditions of social science, and its contested but important role in the history of the modern world. While there are many historical books on particular disciplines, there are very few about the social sciences generally, and (...)
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  5. Rolf Gruner (1967). Understanding in the Social Sciences and History. Inquiry 10 (1-4):151 – 163.score: 117.0
    Understanding in its widest sense is the aim of all rational knowledge. A distinction can be made between interpretation (leading to the understanding of meanings) and explanation (leading to the understanding of facts). The view that in the social sciences facts and meanings are the same is criticized. In respect of the specific understanding of human and social facts empathetic and rational understanding are distinguished and some of the difficulties pointed out inherent in both, in particular with (...)
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  6. Franklin M. Fisher (1960). On the Analysis of History and the Interdependence of the Social Sciences. Philosophy of Science 27 (2):147-158.score: 117.0
    The views of some historians and philosophers of history as to the possibility of fruitful historical generalization seem at odds with the underlying methodology of the other social sciences. A formal model of the world historical process is here presented within which this apparent contradiction is seen to be resolvable in terms of modern theories of probability and stochastic processes. This is done by giving rigorous form to procedures and statements in the social sciences. A (...)
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  7. Henrika Kuklick (2011). Stuart Macintyre, The Poor Relation. A History of Social Sciences in Australia. Minerva 49 (3):355-358.score: 116.0
    Stuart Macintyre, The Poor Relation. A History of Social Sciences in Australia Content Type Journal Article Category Book Review Pages 355-358 DOI 10.1007/s11024-011-9173-3 Authors Henrika Kuklick, History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, 303 Cohen Hall, 249 South 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304, USA Journal Minerva Online ISSN 1573-1871 Print ISSN 0026-4695 Journal Volume Volume 49 Journal Issue Volume 49, Number 3.
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  8. Scott Gordon (1991). The History and Philosophy of Social Science. Routledge.score: 113.0
  9. Daniel W. Rossides (1998). Social Theory: Its Origins, History, and Contemporary Relevance. General Hall.score: 108.0
    Social Theory: Its Origins, History, and Contemporary Relevance analyzes the tradition of social theory in terms of its origins and changes in kind of societies ...
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  10. C. B. McCullagh (1995). Book Reviews : Geoffrey Hawthorn, Plausible Worlds: Possibility and Understanding in History and the Social Sciences. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991. Pp. 206. $44.50 (Cloth). G. R. Elton, Return to Essentials: Some Reflections on the Present State of Historical Study. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991. Pp. 136. $29.95 (Cloth. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 25 (4):523-535.score: 101.0
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  11. Austin Harrington (2008). Theological History and the Legitimacy of the Modern Social Sciences: Considerations on the Work of Hans Blumenberg. Thesis Eleven 94 (1):6-28.score: 101.0
    This article explores the much neglected work of the German philosopher and cultural theorist Hans Blumenberg, a figure still relatively little known in the Anglophone world. The thesis is defended that Blumenberg's conception of The Legitimacy of the Modern Age (1966) offers valuable resources for addressing some important questions about the philosophical self-understanding of the modern social sciences in relation to theological and religious sources of thought and language. The article begins with an assessment of the contemporary relevance (...)
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  12. Svenja Matusall (2013). Social Behavior in the “Age of Empathy”?—A Social Scientist's Perspective on Current Trends in the Behavioral Sciences. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7.score: 101.0
    Recently, several behavioral sciences became increasingly interested in investigating biological and evolutionary foundations of (human) social behavior. In this light, prosocial behavior is seen as a core element of human nature. A central role within this perspective plays the ‘social brain’ that is not only able to communicate with the environment but rather to interact directly with other brains via neuronal mind reading capacities such as empathy. From the perspective of a sociologist, this paper investigates what “ (...)” means in contemporary behavioral and particularly brain sciences. It will be discussed what “social” means in the light of social neuroscience and a glance into the history of social psychology and the brain sciences will show that two thought traditions come together in social neuroscience, combining an individualistic and an evolutionary notion of the “social”. The paper concludes by situating current research on prosocial behavior in broader social discourses about sociality and society, suggesting that to naturalise prosocial aspects in human life is a current trend in today's behavioral sciences and beyond. (shrink)
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  13. C. Behan McCullagh (1995). Plausible Worlds: Possibility and Understanding in History and the Social Sciences, by Geoffrey Hawthorn. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 25:523-534.score: 101.0
     
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  14. Sabyasachi Bhattacharya (ed.) (2007). Development of Modern Indian Thought and the Social Sciences. Oxford University Press.score: 99.0
    This important volume provides an overview of the history of social, economic, and political thought prior to the development of disciplinary categories in social sciences. It contextualizes the thought movements in the matrix of pre-modern intellectual traditions as well as the long-range history of society, polity, and economy in modern India. Thematically organized into five sections, the first part examines the evolution of economic thinking in modern India. The next section deals with the discourse of (...)
     
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  15. John A. Hughes (1988). Reviews : Peter T. Manicas, A History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1987, £29.50, 345 Pp. [REVIEW] History of the Human Sciences 1 (2):293-295.score: 99.0
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  16. Yvonne Sherratt (2006). Continental Philosophy of Social Science: Hermeneutics, Genealogy, Critical Theory. Cambridge University Press.score: 94.0
    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 contextualizes (...)
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  17. Aviezer Tucker (2012). Sciences of Historical Tokens and Theoretical Types : History and the Social Sciences. In Harold Kincaid (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science. Oxford University Press. 274.score: 93.7
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  18. Jurgen Kocka (2010). History and the Social Sciences Today. In Hans Joas (ed.), The Benefit of Broad Horizons: Intellectual and Institutional Preconditions for a Global Social Science: Festschrift for Bjorn Wittrock on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday. Brill.score: 93.7
  19. John Shotter (1994). 84 History of the Human Sciences Vol. 7 No. 1 3 This Development in Social Psychology Can Be Seen Both Here (Gergen, 1985) and in a Large Number of Subsequent Publications and Collections, Too Numerous to Cite, in Which Gergen has Played a Major Role. That He is Not Alone Can Be Seen in the Work Of. [REVIEW] History of the Human Sciences 7 (1).score: 93.0
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  20. Richard Harvey Brown (1989). Social Science as Civic Discourse: Essays on the Invention, Legitimation, and Uses of Social Theory. University of Chicago Press.score: 92.0
    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 (...)
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  21. Mason Richey (2008). What Can Philosophers Offer Social Scientists?; or The Frankfurt School and its Relevance to Social Science: From the History of Philosophical Sociology to an Examination of Issues in the Current EU. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 3 (6):63-72.score: 90.7
    This paper presents the history of the Frankfurt School’s inclusion of normative concerns in social science research programs during the period 1930-1955. After examining the relevant methodology, I present a model of how such a program could look today. I argue that such an approach is both valuable to contemporary social science programs and overlooked by current philosophers and social scientists.
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  22. James Smith Allen (2003). Navigating the Social Sciences: A Theory for the Meta–History of Emotions. History and Theory 42 (1):82–93.score: 90.0
  23. James Smith Allen (2003). Navigating The Social Sciences: A Theory For The Meta–History Of Emotions. History and Theory 42 (1):82-93.score: 90.0
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  24. George Enteen (1981). History and the Social Sciences: Emerging Patterns. History of European Ideas 1 (4):345-366.score: 90.0
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  25. Owen Ferguson & Jesse Palmer (1994). The Historical Precedent for Using Literature to Teach History and the Social Sciences. Journal of Social Studies Research 18.score: 90.0
  26. Harold Dorn (2000). Director of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Stevens Institute of Technology. He is the Author of The Geography of Science (1991, Johns Hopkins University Press) and, Jointly with James E. McClellan, Science and Technology in World History (1999, Johns Hopkins University. [REVIEW] Perspectives on Science 8 (3).score: 88.0
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  27. Kelly Hamilton (2002). The Tracatus Logico-Philosophicus. Snait Gissis Teaches History of the Social Sciences at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University, Israel. Her Present Work is on the Interactions Between Social Thought and Biological Thought in the Nineteenth Century. [REVIEW] Perspectives on Science 10 (1).score: 88.0
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  28. Denis Phan & Franck Varenne (2010). Agent-Based Models and Simulations in Economics and Social Sciences: From Conceptual Exploration to Distinct Ways of Experimenting. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 13 (1).score: 87.0
    Now that complex Agent-Based Models and computer simulations spread over economics and social sciences - as in most sciences of complex systems -, epistemological puzzles (re)emerge. We introduce new epistemological concepts so as to show to what extent authors are right when they focus on some empirical, instrumental or conceptual significance of their model or simulation. By distinguishing between models and simulations, between types of models, between types of computer simulations and between types of empiricity obtained through (...)
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  29. Geoffrey M. Hodgson (2000). The Concept of Emergence in Social Sciences: Its History and Importance. Emergence 2 (4):65-77.score: 87.0
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  30. Debra Blumenthal (2003). Alessandro Stella, Histoires d'Esclaves Dans la Péninsule Ibérique. (Recherches d'Histoire Et de Sciences Sociales/Studies in History and the Social Sciences, 92.) Paris: Ecole des Hautes Etudes En Sciences Sociales, 2000. Paper. Pp. 215; 28 Tables. [REVIEW] Speculum 78 (3):999-1001.score: 87.0
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  31. Philip Rieff (1953). History, Psychoanalysis, and the Social Sciences. Ethics 63 (2):107-120.score: 87.0
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  32. Dana Villa (2011). Review Article: Arendt and Totalitarianism: Contexts of Interpretation Richard H. King and Dan Stone (Eds) Hannah Arendt and the Uses of History: Imperialism, Nation, Race, and Genocide. New York: Berghahn Books, 2007. Peter Baehr Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism, and the Social Sciences. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2010. [REVIEW] European Journal of Political Theory 10 (2):287-296.score: 87.0
  33. Tannelie Blom, Werner Callebaut & Ton Nijhuis (1989). Modalities and Counterfactuals in History and the Social Sciences: Some Preliminary Reflections. Philosophica 44.score: 87.0
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  34. Judith Gill (2011). The Poor Relation: A History of Social Sciences in Australia. By Stuart Macintyre. British Journal of Educational Studies 59 (3):343-345.score: 87.0
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  35. J. N. L. Myres (1940). The Religious Policy of Anastasius I Peter Charanis: Church and State in the Later Roman Empire: The Religious Policy of Anastasius the First, 491–518. (University of Wisconsin Studies in the Social Sciences and History, No. 26.) Pp. 102. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1939. Cloth, $1.50. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 54 (04):208-209.score: 87.0
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  36. A. Souter (1927). The Ars Minor of Donates, for 1,000 Years the Leading Textbook of Grammar, Translated From the Latin, with Introductory Sketch, by W. J. Chase [University of Wisconsin Studies in the Social Sciences and History, No. II ]. Pp. 55; One Illustration. Madison, 1926. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 41 (01):45-.score: 87.0
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  37. G. Ballantyne (2004). Peter Wagner, A History and Theory of the Social Sciences: Not All That Is Solid Melts Into Air. Thesis Eleven 76:137-143.score: 87.0
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  38. Harry Elmer Barnes (1996). 1. The History and Prospects of the Social Sciences. Ethics 106 (4).score: 87.0
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  39. Peter Beilharz (2011). Review: Stuart Macintyre, The Poor Relation: A History of Social Sciences in Australia (Melbourne University Press, 2010). [REVIEW] Thesis Eleven 104 (1):124-127.score: 87.0
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  40. H. I. Bell (1923). A Large Estate in Egypt in the Third Century B.C. A Large Estate in Egypt in the Third Century B.C.: A Study in Economic History. By M. Rostovtzeff. One Vol. 10″ × 6½″. Pp. Xi + 209, with Three Photographic Facsimiles. Univ. Of Wisconsin Studies in the Social Sciences and History, No. 6, Madison, 1922. $2.00. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 37 (1-2):32-34.score: 87.0
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  41. S. Bem, H. Rappard & W. van Horn (eds.) (1985). Studies in the History of Psychology and the Social Sciences 3. Psychologisch Instituut.score: 87.0
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  42. Ronald Commers (1979). Thomas Hobbes and the Idea of Mechanics in Social Sciences and Ethics. Some Preliminaries in the History of the Idea of Mechanics. Philosophica 24.score: 87.0
  43. Seán Patrick Eudaily (2007). Review - Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences, University of Montana - Western, USA. Foucault Studies 3:97-100.score: 87.0
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  44. Judith Gill (2011). The Poor Relation: A History of Social Sciences in Australia. By Stuart Macintyre: Pp 416. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 2010. $49.99 (Pbk). ISBN 978-0-522-85775-7. [REVIEW] British Journal of Educational Studies 59 (3):343-345.score: 87.0
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  45. Susan L'Engle (2006). Marta Madero, Tabula Picta: La Peinture Et l'Écriture Dans le Droit Médiéval. (Recherches d'Histoire Et de Sciences Sociales/Studies in History and the Social Sciences, 100.) Paris: École des Hautes Études En Sciences Sociales, 2004. Paper. Pp. 160. €14. [REVIEW] Speculum 81 (1):233-234.score: 87.0
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  46. Ignacio Olabarri Gortazar & Francisco Javier Caspistegui (eds.) (2005). The Strength of History at the Doors of the New Millenium: History and the Other Social and Human Sciences Along Xxth Century, 1899-2002: Vii International History Colloquium, Universidad De Navarra, Pamplona, 11-13 De Abril De 2002 ; I. Olábarri and F.J. Caspistegui, Eds ; Georg G. Iggers ... [Et Al.]. [REVIEW] Ediciones Universidad De Navarra.score: 87.0
     
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  47. Vincent Oolapietro (1988). A History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 16 (50):11-12.score: 87.0
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  48. Mark Day (2004). Explanatory Exclusion History and Social Science. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 34 (1):20-37.score: 86.3
    Judgments of explanatory exclusion are a necessary part of the explanatory practice of any historian or social scientist. In this article, the author argues that all explanatory exclusion results from mutual explanatory incompatibility of some sort. Different types of exclusion arise primarily as a result of the different elements composing "an explanation." Of most philosophical interest are judgments of explanatory exclusion resulting from the incompatibility of explanatory relevance claims. The author demonstrates that an ontic theory of explanation is necessary (...)
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  49. S. Tang (2010). Foundational Paradigms of Social Sciences. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 41 (2010):0048393109355294v1-.score: 85.0
    When stripped to the bare bone,there are only 11 foundational paradigms in social sciences. These foundational paradigms are like flashlights that can be utilized to shed light on different aspects of human society, but each of them can only shed light on a limited area of human society. Different schools in social science result from different but often incomplete combinations of these foundational paradigms. To adequately understand human society and its history, we need to deploy all (...)
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  50. Thomas Sturm (2009). Kant Und Die Wissenschaften Vom Menschen. Mentis.score: 85.0
    This book explores Kant's philosophy of the human sciences, their status, their relations and prospects. Contrary to widespread belief, he is not dogmatic about the question of whether these disciplines are proper sciences. Instead, this depends on whether we can rationally adjust assumptions about the methods, goals, and subject matter of these disciplines - and this has to be done alongside of ongoing research. Kant applies these ideas especially in lectures on "pragmatic antropology" given from 1772-1796. In doing (...)
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