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  1. Varieties of Social Explanation: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Social Science.Daniel Little - 1991 - Westview Press.
    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 philosophy of social science can profit (...)
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  2. Bayesian Computation and Mechanism: Theoretical Pluralism Drives Scientific Emergence.David K. Sewell, Daniel R. Little & Stephan Lewandowsky - 2011 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 34 (4):212-213.
    The breadth-first search adopted by Bayesian researchers to map out the conceptual space and identify what the framework can do is beneficial for science and reflective of its collaborative and incremental nature. Theoretical pluralism among researchers facilitates refinement of models within various levels of analysis, which ultimately enables effective cross-talk between different levels of analysis.
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  3. Microfoundations, Method and Causation on the Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Daniel Little - 1998
  4. Logical-Rule Models of Classification Response Times: A Synthesis of Mental-Architecture, Random-Walk, and Decision-Bound Approaches.Mario Fific, Daniel R. Little & Robert M. Nosofsky - 2010 - Psychological Review 117 (2):309-348.
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  5. Causal Mechanisms in the Social Realm.Daniel Little - 2011 - In Phyllis McKay Illari, Federica Russo & Jon Williamson (eds.), Causality in the Sciences. Oxford University Press. pp. 273.
     
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  6. 12 Philosophy of Sociology.Daniel Little - 2010 - In Fritz Allhoff (ed.), Philosophies of the Sciences. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 293.
     
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    On the Scope and Limits of Generalizations in the Social Sciences.Daniel Little - 1993 - Synthese 97 (2):183 - 207.
    This article disputes the common view that social science explanations depend on discovery of lawlike generalizations from which descriptions of social outcomes can be derived. It distinguishes between governing and phenomenal regularities, and argues that social regularities are phenomenal rather than governing. In place of nomological deductive arguments, the article maintains that social explanations depend on the discovery of causal mechanisms underlying various social processes. The metaphysical correlate of this argument is that there are no social kinds: types of social (...)
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  8. The Scientific Marx.Daniel Little - 1989 - Philosophical Review 98 (3):421-423.
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    The Heterogeneous Social : New Thinking About the Foundations of the Social Sciences.Daniel Little - 2009 - In Chrysostomos Mantzavinos (ed.), Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Philosophical Theory and Scientific Practice. Cambridge University Press. pp. 154--78.
  10. Short-Term Memory Scanning Viewed as Exemplar-Based Categorization.Robert M. Nosofsky, Daniel R. Little, Christopher Donkin & Mario Fific - 2011 - Psychological Review 118 (2):280-315.
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    Reflective Equilibrium and Justification.Daniel Little - 1984 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (3):373-387.
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    Explanatory Autonomy and Coleman's Boat.Daniel Little - 2012 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 27 (2):137-151.
    The paper addresses the question of whether an actor-centered social ontology can admit of relatively autonomous social causal explanations. It offers an alternative to the theory of social causation represented by Coleman’s Boat, according to which all macro-explanations must proceed through micro-level processes. The paper argues instead that the examples of other special sciences demonstrate the validity of the idea of “relative explanatory autonomy” in the case of social causal reasoning. These considerations provide a basis for affirming the legitimacy of (...)
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    Varieties of Social Explanation: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Social Science.David-Hillel Ruben & Daniel Little - 1993 - Philosophical Review 102 (1):120.
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    Historical Materialism and Capital.Daniel Little - 1986 - Topoi 5 (2):187-196.
    It is commonly supposed that Marx's Capital is part and parcel of his theory of historical materialism. It is argued here, however, that this view is incorrect, and that Capital is distinguished from the more general theory of historical materialism in its standing as a work of social science. This conclusion rests on several grounds. First, Capital is substantially more specialized than the theory of historical materialism, since it is concerned only with one aspect of one mode of production. As (...)
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    Explaining Large-Scale Historical Change.Daniel Little - 2000 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 30 (1):89-112.
    A prominent historiographic theme in the past decade has been a movement away from causal explanation of large-scale processes and outcomes and toward narrative interpretation of singular historical processes. This article argues for the continued vitality of large-scale historical inquiry and surveys the historiographic issues that arise in large-scale historical explanation. The article proceeds through an examination of several important recent examples of large-scale history: comparative history of Europe and China, the history of alternative forms of industrial organization, and the (...)
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    Causal Explanation in the Social Sciences.Daniel Little - 1995 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 34 (S1):31-56.
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    Mechanisms and Method.Daniel Little - 2015 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 45 (4-5):462-480.
    Causal mechanisms theory has provided an important contribution to the theory of social explanation. This article considers whether CMT also makes a contribution to improvement of social science methodology. Methodology serves as a guide to the construction of research questions and explanatory hypotheses. Research is guided by background assumptions about the ontology of the domain of investigation. CMT provides a valuable ontology for social science research. Furthermore, it provides a valuable research heuristic: “seek out the causal mechanisms that underlie an (...)
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    Marxism and Popular Politics: The Microfoundations of Class Conflict.Daniel Little - 1989 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 19 (sup1):163-204.
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    Evidence and Objectivity in the Social Sciences.Little Daniel - 1993 - Social Research 60:363-396.
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    Collective Action and the Traditional Village.Daniel Little - 1988 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 1 (1):41-58.
    This article considers the dispute between moral economy and rational peasant theories of agrarian societies in application to problems of collective action. The moral-economy theory holds that traditional peasant society is organized cooperatively through shared moral values and communal institutions; while the rational-peasant theory maintains that peasant society shows the mark of rational individual calculation, leading to free-rider problems that undermine successful collective action. This article offers an abstract model of a traditional village and assesses the applicability of recent qualifications (...)
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    Abstraction and Theory.Daniel Little - 1982 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 20 (4):441-452.
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    Book Review:The Social Theory of Practices: Tradition, Tacit Knowledge, and Presuppositions. Stephen Turner. [REVIEW]Daniel Little - 1996 - Ethics 106 (3):665-.
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    Philosophy of History.Daniel Little - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Maximal Mutual Information, Not Minimal Entropy, for Escaping the “Dark Room”.Daniel Ying-Jeh Little & Friedrich Tobias Sommer - 2013 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 (3):220-221.
    A behavioral drive directed solely at minimizing prediction error would cause an agent to seek out states of unchanging, and thus easily predictable, sensory inputs (such as a dark room). The default to an evolutionarily encoded prior to avoid such untenable behaviors is unsatisfying. We suggest an alternate information theoretic interpretation to address this dilemma.
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    Countervailing Tendencies and Falsifiability in Capital.Daniel Little - 1981 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 42 (2):283-291.
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    Socialist Morality: Towards a Political Philosophy for Democratic Socialism.Daniel Little - 1989 - Social Philosophy and Policy 6 (2):1.
    There has been much discussion in recent years of the role of moral ideas within Marxism. Marx's stringent criticisms of purely philosophical inquiry impose rather narrow limits on the form which a Marxian moral philosophy might take. For Marx often holds that moral ideas and moral theorizing are irremediably ideological. By this Marx appears to mean that moral ideas are part and parcel of a system of class domination, a way of preserving class domination through internalized norms. As many recent (...)
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    Abstraction and Theory Marx's Method for Social Science.Daniel Little - 1982 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 20 (4):441-452.
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    Mill on Liberty.Daniel Little & C. L. Ten - 1983 - Philosophical Review 92 (3):434.
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    Rethinking Democracy: Freedom and Social Cooperation in Politics, Economy, and Society.Daniel Little & Carol C. Gould - 1991 - Philosophical Review 100 (4):672.
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    Reconstructing Marxism: Essays on Explanation and the Theory of History.Daniel Little, Erik Olin Wright, Andrew Levine & Elliott Sober - 1994 - Philosophical Review 103 (1):199.
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    Famous Figures and Diagrams in Economics.Daniel Little - 2012 - Journal of Economic Methodology 19 (4):437-442.
    Journal of Economic Methodology, Volume 19, Issue 4, Page 437-442, December 2012.
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    Dialectics and Science in Marx's Capital.Daniel Little - 1987 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 17 (2):197-220.
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    Karl Marx Our Contemporary: Social Theory for a Post‐Leninist World.Daniel Little - 1993 - Philosophical Books 34 (3):180-181.
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    Book Review:Reason in Action: Essays in the Philosophy of Social Science. Martin Hollis. [REVIEW]Daniel Little - 1997 - Ethics 108 (1):211-.
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    Book Review:Beyond Subjective Morality: Ethical Reasoning and Political Philosophy. James S. Fishkin. [REVIEW]Daniel Little - 1985 - Ethics 96 (1):187-.
  36. Donald Hodges, The Bureaucritization of Socialism Reviewed By.Daniel Little - 1984 - Philosophy in Review 4 (6):261-263.
     
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    Marx and the New Individual.Daniel Little - 1991 - Philosophical Books 32 (4):219-219.
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    Marx's Theory of Scientific Knowledge.Daniel Little - 1989 - Philosophical Books 30 (1):29-30.
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    Power and Social Class in the Twenty-First Century.Daniel Little - 2011 - In Ian Jarvie Jesus Zamora Bonilla (ed.), The Sage Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences. pp. 272.
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    Marxist Theory and Soviet Practice: "Ernest Gellner's Appraisal of Contemporary Soviet Ethnography".Daniel Little - 1992 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 22 (2):238.
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    M. R. Griffiths and J. R. Lucas, Ethical Economics:Ethical Economics.Daniel Little - 1999 - Ethics 109 (2):442-444.
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    Contemporary Soviet Ethnography.Daniel Little - 1992 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 22 (2):238-240.
  43. Logical-Rules and the Classification of Integral Dimensions: Individual Differences in the Processing of Arbitrary Dimensions.Anthea G. Blunden, Tony Wang, David W. Griffiths & Daniel R. Little - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 5.
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    Beyond Subjective Morality Ethical Reasoning and Political Philosophy.Daniel Little - 1984
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  45. Books in Review. [REVIEW]Daniel Little - 1993 - Political Theory 21 (1):153-156.
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  46. Collective Action and the Traditional Village.Daniel Little - 1988 - Journal of Agricultural Ethics 1 (1):41-58.
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  47. Donald Hodges, The Bureaucritization of Socialism. [REVIEW]Daniel Little - 1984 - Philosophy in Review 4:261-263.
     
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  48. Explanatory Autonomy and Coleman's Boat.Daniel Eastman Little - 2012 - Theoria. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science 27 (2):137-151.
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  49. Marxism and Popular Politics: The Microfoundations of Class Conflict.Daniel Little - 1989 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume 15:163.
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  50. Naturalism and Social Science--A Post-Empiricist Philosophy of Social Science.Daniel Little & David Thomas - 1983 - Philosophical Review 92 (1):107.
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