Metaphilosophy 37 (5):705-724 (2006)

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Steve Miller
University of Maine
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: The analysis here is an attempt to show how the current epistemological theory of response‐dependence may be relevant to understanding putative ontological claims of the empirical social sciences. To this end I argue that the constitutive features of human response, central to R‐D theory, can be made explicit for social science. I conclude that for the empirical social sciences the implication of combining R‐D and certain forms of statistical analyses leads to the possibility of an events‐based ontology.
Keywords response‐dependence  empirical claims  social science  events ontology
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DOI 10.1111/meta.2006.37.issue-5
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