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  1. Matti Sintonen, Petri Ylikoski & Kaarlo Miller (eds.) (2003). Realism in Action: Essays in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Kluwer Academic Publishers.score: 1416.0
    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 (...) institutions, on the possibility of grounding social notions in individual social attitudes, on the nature of social groups, institutions and collective intentionality, and on common belief and common knowledge. Applications to the social sciences include, e.g., a look at the Erklären-Verstehen controversy in economics, and at constructivist and realist views on archeological reconstructions of the past. (shrink)
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  2. Chrysostomos Mantzavinos (ed.) (2009). Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Philosophical Theory and Scientific Practice. Cambridge University Press.score: 1416.0
    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 (...)
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  3. Mark J. Smith (ed.) (2005). Philosophy & Methodology of the Social Sciences. Sage.score: 1416.0
    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. (...)
     
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  4. Stefan Schubert (2012). Ernest Gellner's Use of the Social Sciences in Philosophy. Philosophy of the Social Sciences (1):0048393112444319.score: 1386.0
    It is well known that Ernest Gellner made substantial use of his knowledge of the social sciences in philosophy. Here I discuss how he used it on the basis of a few examples taken from Gellner’s philosophical output. It is argued that he made a number of highly original “translations”, orre-interpretations, of philosophical theories and problems using his knowledge of the social sciences. While this method is endorsed, it is also argued that some of Gellner’s (...)
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  5. 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: 1384.0
    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 (...) of science tend to be molded by the actual regimes of science organization within which they are embedded. These theses are illustrated by consideration of three representative philosophers of science: John Dewey, Hans Reichenbach, and Philip Kitcher. [Copyright &y& Elsevier]. (shrink)
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  6. Stephen P. Turner & Paul Andrew Roth (eds.) (2003). The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Blackwell Pub..score: 1332.0
    Presents a collection of essays that cover a variety of issues in the social sciences.
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  7. Ian C. Jarvie & Jesus Zamoro Bonilla (eds.) (2011). The SAGE Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences. SAGE.score: 1318.0
    In this excting Handbook, Jarvie and Bonilla provide a broad and democratic coverage of the many currents in social science.
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  8. Beatrice Kobow (2014). How to Do Things with Fictions Reconsidering Vaihinger for a Philosophy of Social Sciences. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 44 (2):201-222.score: 1272.0
    The article reconstructs three key concepts of Hans Vaihinger: the idea of mental fictions as self-contradictory, provisory, conscious, and purposeful; the law of the devolution of ideas stating that an idea oscillates between dogma, hypothesis, or fiction; and the underlying assumption about human consciousness that the psyche constructs thoughts around perceptions like an oyster produces a pearl. In a second, constructive part, these concepts are applied in a discussion of John Searle’s social ontologically extended theory of speech acts. The (...)
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  9. Christopher Hookway & Philip Pettit (eds.) (1977). Action and Interpretation: Studies in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Cambridge University Press.score: 1266.0
    Whether the interpretations made by social scientists of the thoughts, utterances and actions of other people, including those from an alien culture or a ...
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  10. I. C. Jarvie, Zamora Bonilla & P. Jesús (eds.) (2011). The Sage Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences. Sage.score: 1248.0
  11. Keith Webb (1995). An Introduction to Problems in the Philosophy of Social Sciences. Pinter.score: 1248.0
     
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  12. Vernon Pratt (1978). The Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Methuen.score: 1218.0
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  13. Alan Ryan (1970). The Philosophy of the Social Sciences. London,Macmillan.score: 1218.0
  14. S. I. Benn & G. W. Mortimore (eds.) (1976). Rationality and the Social Sciences: Contributions to the Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences. Routledge and Kegan Paul.score: 1218.0
  15. Robert Bishop (2007). The Philosophy of the Social Sciences: An Introduction. Continuum.score: 1218.0
  16. Len Doyal (1986). Empiricism, Explanation, and Rationality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Routledge & K. Paul.score: 1218.0
  17. Antony Flew (1985). Thinking About Social Thinking: The Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Blackwell.score: 1218.0
  18. Steve Fuller (2003). Philosophy of Social Sciences. In Stephen P. Turner & Paul Andrew Roth (eds.), The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Blackwell Pub.. 207.score: 1218.0
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  19. Steve Fuller (forthcoming). Studies and the Philosophy of Social Sciences. Philosophy of the Social Sciences.score: 1218.0
  20. Peter T. Manicas (1987). A History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Basil Blackwell.score: 1218.0
     
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  21. Maurice Alexander Natanson (1963). Philosophy of the Social Sciences. New York, Random House.score: 1218.0
     
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  22. Murray Newton Rothbard (1979). Individualism and the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Cato Institute.score: 1218.0
     
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  23. Len & Roger Doyal & Harris (2008). Empiricism, Explanation and Rationality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Routledge.score: 1189.0
    Originally published in 1986. All students of social science must confront a number of important philosophical issues. This introduction to the philosophy of the social sciences provides coherent answers to questions about empiricism, explanation and rationality. It evaluates contemporary writings on the subject which can be as difficult as they are important to understand. Each chapter has an annotated bibliography to enable students to pursue the issues raised and to assess for themselves the arguments of the (...)
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  24. Julian Reiss, David Teira & Jesús Zamora Bonilla (2008). What's New in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences?: Guest Editors' Introduction. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 38 (3):311-313.score: 1188.0
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  25. Ernest Gellner (1975). A Wittgensteinian Philosophy of (or Against) the Social Sciences. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 5 (2):173-199.score: 1188.0
  26. Michael Schmid (1988). The Idea of Rationality and its Relationship to Social Science: Comments on Popper's Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Inquiry 31 (4):451 – 469.score: 1188.0
    Popper has proposed a ?theory of situational rationality? as a basis for the social sciences. This theory of rational action is reconstructed and its methodological and substantial implications discussed. It is shown that methodologically Popper's idea of rational action leads to a version of theoretical instrumentalism which is incompatible with his general philosophy of science, and that substantially it implies an unacceptable theory of social institutions. Instrumentalism can be avoided by a more contentful theory of human (...)
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  27. Reinoud Bosch (2013). Book Review: The SAGE Handbook of the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 43 (4):563-569.score: 1188.0
  28. Piotr Sztompka (1986). Some Aspects of Florian Znaniecki's Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 16 (4):441-457.score: 1188.0
  29. F. D'Agostino (2007). Book Review: Baert, P. (2005). Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Towards Pragmatism. Cambridge: Polity. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 37 (4):541-543.score: 1188.0
  30. Paul A. Roth (1996). Dubious Liaisons: A Review of Alvin Goldman's Liaisons: Philosophy Meets the Cognitive and Social Sciences. [REVIEW] Philosophical Psychology 9 (2):261 – 279.score: 1188.0
    Alvin Goldman's recent collection (Goldman, 1992) includes many of the important and seminal contributions made by him over the last three decades to epistemology, philosophy of mind, and analytic metaphysics. Goldman is an acknowledged leader in efforts to put material from cognitive and social science to good philosophical use. This is the “liaison” which Goldman takes his own work to exemplify and advance. Yet the essays contained in Liaisons chart an important evolution in Goldman's own views about the (...)
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  31. P. Stone (2002). Book Review: Microfoundations, Method, and Causation: On the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 32 (1):120-126.score: 1188.0
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  32. Daniel Diermeiq Chong, Jack Knight & Lany Rothenbe (forthcoming). 76 Philosophy of the Social Sciences/March 1996. Philosophy of the Social Sciences.score: 1188.0
  33. M. Martin (1990). Book Reviews : J. O. Wisdom, Philosophy of the Social Sciences I: A Metascientific Introduction. Gower, Aldershot, England, 1987. Pp. Ix, 133, $33.00 (Cloth). J. O. Wisdom, Philosophy of the Social Sciences II: Schemata. Gower, Aldershot, England, 1987. Pp. Xi, 210, $43.00 (Cloth. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20 (3):394-398.score: 1188.0
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  34. W. W. Miller (1988). Book Reviews : Thinking About Social Thinking: The Philosophy of the Social Sciences. By Antony Flew. Oxford and New York: Basil Blackwell, 1985. Pp. 222. 5.50, $13.75 (Paper. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 18 (3):411-413.score: 1188.0
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  35. F. D. Agostino (2007). Review of Philosophy of the Social Sciences, by Patrick Baert. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 37 (4):541.score: 1188.0
  36. Berel Dov Lerner (2001). Rules, Magic and Instrumental Reason: A Critical Interpretation of Peter Winch's Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Routledge.score: 1188.0
    This book offers a systematic and critical discussion of Peter Winch's writings on the philosophy of the social sciences. The author points to Winch's tendency to over-emphasize the importance of language and communication, and his insufficient attention to the role of practical, technological activites in human life and society. It also offers an appendix devoted to the controversy between the anthropologists Marshall Sahlins and Gananath Obeyesekere regarding Captain James Cook's Hawaiian adventures. Essential reading for those studying the (...)
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  37. Reiss Julian, Teira David & Bonilla Jesus Zamora (2008). What's New in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences?. Guest Editors'introduction. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 38 (3).score: 1188.0
  38. David-Hillel Ruben (2008). Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Five Questions. In D. Rios & C. Schmidt-Petri (eds.), Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Five Questions. Automatic Press.score: 1188.0
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  39. R. Swedberg, E. Matzner & I. C. Jarvie (1998). Philosophy of the Social Sciences (Vol 28, Pg 333, 1998). Philosophy of the Social Sciences 28 (4):483-483.score: 1188.0
     
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  40. Julie Zahle, Alban Bouvier, Byron Kaldis, Thomas Uevel & Jesús Zamora-Bonilla (2013). Special Issue: Papers From the Inaugural Meeting of ENPOSS (European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences), University of Copenhagen, September 21-23, 2012. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 43 (3).score: 1188.0
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  41. Peter T. Manicas (2006). A Realist Philosophy of Social Science: Explanation and Understanding. Cambridge University Press.score: 1160.0
    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 (...)
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  42. Yvonne Sherratt (2006). Continental Philosophy of Social Science: Hermeneutics, Genealogy, Critical Theory. Cambridge University Press.score: 1160.0
    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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  43. Daniel Steel & Francesco Guala (eds.) (2010). The Philosophy of Social Science Reader. Routledge.score: 1160.0
    The Philosophy of Social Science Reader is an outstanding, comprehensive and up-to-date collection of key readings in the philosophy of social science, covering the essential issues, problems and debates in this important interdisciplinary area. Each section is carefully introduced by the editors, and the readings placed in context. The anthology is organized into seven clear parts: Values and Social Science Causal Inference and Explanation Interpretation Rationality and Choice Individualism Norms Cultural Evolution. Featuring the work of (...)
     
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  44. Alexander Rosenberg (1995). Philosophy of Social Science. Westview Press.score: 1156.0
    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 (...)
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  45. Andrew Gelman & Cosma Rohilla Shalizi (2012). Philosophy and the Practice of Bayesian Statistics in the Social Sciences. In Harold Kincaid (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science. Oxford University Press.score: 1136.0
  46. Jean Robillard (2006). PhilosoPhy of Communication: What Does It Have to Do with PhilosoPhy of Social Sciences. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 1 (2):245-260.score: 1128.0
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  47. Jayant Vishnu Narlikar, Indu Banga & Chhanda Gupta (eds.) (1992). Philosophy of Science: Perspectives From Natural and Social Sciences. Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers.score: 1126.0
     
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  48. Peter Winch (2008/2007). The Idea of a Social Science and its Relation to Philosophy. Routledge.score: 1116.0
    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 (...)
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  49. Laurie Spurling (1977). Phenomenology and the Social World: The Philosophy of Merleau-Ponty and its Relation to the Social Sciences. Routledge and K. Paul.score: 1110.0
    Introduction In his book The Divided Self () RD Laing offers a description of a way of existing in the world known as schizophrenia. ...
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  50. Brian Fay (1996). Contemporary Philosophy of Social Science: A Multicultural Approach. Blackwell.score: 1104.0
    This volume provides a lucid and distinct introduction to multiculturalism and the philosophy of social science.
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