Evidential monism, evidential pluralism, or evidential contextualism? An introduction to evidential diversity in the social sciences

Synthese 200 (4):1-6 (2022)
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Social scientists often draw on a variety of evidence for their causal inferences. There is also a call to use a greater variety of evidence in social science research. This topical collection examines the philosophical foundations and implications of evidential diversity in the social sciences. It assesses the application of Evidential Pluralism in the context of the social sciences, especially its application to economics and political science. It also discusses the concept of causation in cognitive science and the implications of evidential diversity for the social sciences.

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Jon Williamson
University of Kent
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