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    Rethinking the Individualism-Holism Debate.Julie Zahle & Finn Collin (eds.) - 2014 - Springer.
    This collection of papers investigates the most recent debates about individualism and holism in the philosophy of social science. The debates revolve mainly around two issues: firstly, whether social phenomena exist sui generis and how they relate to individuals. This is the focus of discussions between ontological individualists and ontological holists. Secondly, to what extent social scientific explanations may and should, focus on individuals and social phenomena respectively. This issue is debated amongst methodological holists and methodological individualists. -/- In social (...)
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    Social Reality.Finn Collin - 1997 - Routledge.
    Social reality is a key problem in the philosophy of social science. Outlining the major historical and contemporary issues raised by the social reality and social facts, this book has something to offer both philosophers and social scientists. To the former is shows how the well-worn topic of realism versus anti-realism assumes new and interestingly varied forms when social reality is substituted for physical reality. For the social scientist, the book offers conceptual clarification of key issues in recent social science (...)
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  3. Social Reality.Finn Collin - 1998 - Philosophy 73 (286):643-647.
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    The Frankfurt School, Science and Technology Studies, and the “Entrepreneurial University”.Finn Collin - 2018 - Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy 72:13-17.
    Since World War II social theory has generated two major critical analyses of science as a social phenomenon: that of the Frankfurt School, and of Science and Technology Studies. These academic efforts grew out of a broader movement in Western societies in the decades following the war to reach a better accommodation between science and society, motivated by deep-seated popular anxieties about the challenges posed by the advance of science and technology. In this paper, I first examine the overlooked parallels (...)
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  5. Bunge and Hacking on Constructivism.Finn Collin - 2001 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 31 (3):424-453.
  6. Meaning, Use, and Truth Introducing the Philosophy of Language.Finn Collin & Guldmann - 2004
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    Theory and Understanding: A Critique of Interpretive Social Science.Finn Collin - 1985 - Blackwell.
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    Social Constructivism Without Paradox.Finn Collin - 1993 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 28:24-46.
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    Metaphor and Truth-Conditional Semantics: Meaning as Process and Product.Finn Collin & Anders Engstrøm - 2001 - Theoria 67 (1):75-92.
  10. Social Reality.Finn Collin - 1997 - Routledge.
    Social reality is currently a hotly debated topic not only in social science, but also in philosophy and the other humanities. Finn Collin, in this concise guide, asks if social reality is created by the way social agents conceive of it? Is there a difference between the kind of existence attributed to social and to physical facts - do physical facts enjoy a more independent existence? To what extent is social reality a matter of social convention. Finn Collin considers a (...)
     
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    The Frankfurt School, Science and Technology Studies, and the Humanities.Finn Collin & David Budtz Pedersen - 2015 - Social Epistemology 29 (1):44-72.
    This paper examines the often overlooked parallels between the critical theory of the German Frankfurt School and Science and Technology Studies in Britain, as an attempt to articulate a critique of science as a social phenomenon. The cultural aspect of the German and British arguments is in focus, especially the role attributed to the humanities in balancing cultural and techno-scientific values in society. Here, we draw parallels between the German argument and the Two Cultures debate in Britain. The third and (...)
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    Understanding Social Science.Finn Collin - 1987 - Review of Metaphysics 41 (2):410-411.
    In this book, Roger Trigg manages within a brief space to encompass most of the problems that have occupied philosophers of social science recently. The book reflects the shift in interests away from such traditional debates as that concerning reasons versus causes and to such topics as the nature of social reality, the understanding of other cultures, rationality, and the "strong programme" in the sociology of knowledge.
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    Science Without Unity: Reconciling the Human and Natural Sciences.Finn Collin - 1989 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 50 (2):425-428.
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    ENPOSS 2012: The First Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (Copenhagen, September 21–23, 2012). [REVIEW]Julie Zahle & Finn Collin - 2013 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 44 (1):225-226.
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    Guest Editor's Preface.Finn Collin - 2001 - Theoria 67 (1):4-6.
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    Conference on the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 2011.Julie Zahle & Finn Collin - 2012 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 43 (1):133-136.
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    Semantic Holism in Social Science.Finn Collin - 1998 - Philosophical Explorations 1 (3):201 – 214.
    In the debate between internalists and externalists in philosophy of language and philosophy of psychology, internalists such as Jerry Fodor have invoked a strong a priori argument to show that externalist descriptions can play no role in a science of the human mind and of human action. Shifting the ground of the debate from psychology to social science, I try to undermine Fodor's reasoning. I also point to a role for externalist theorising in the area where the socio-semantic theory of (...)
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    Vasso Kindi and Theodore Arabatzis Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Revisited.Finn Collin - 2014 - Science & Education 23 (5):1217-1222.
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  19. Idiographic Theorizing and Ideal Types: Max Weber's Methodology of Social Science.Finn Collin - 1995 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 30.
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    Meta-Constraints Upon Interpretation.Finn Collin - 1987 - American Philosophical Quarterly 24 (2):137 - 148.
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    Judging Kuhn by His Fruits, Or: Guilt by Association?Finn Collin - 2003 - Social Epistemology 17 (2 & 3):141 – 145.
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    The Strong Programme.Finn Collin - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 43:43-49.
    The strong programme in the sociology of science is officially "inductively" based, generalizing a number of highly acclaimed case studies into a general approach to the social study of science. However, at a critical juncture, the programme allies itself with certain radical ideas in philosophical semantics, notablyWittgenstein's "rule following considerations". The result is an implausible, radical conventionalist view of natural science which undermines the empirical programme.
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    Theory and Understanding: A Critique of Interpretive Social Science.Philip Pettit & Finn Collin - 1989 - Philosophical Review 98 (2):266.
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  24. Bruno Latour og virkelighedskonstruktionens dimensioner.Finn Collin - 1996 - Philosophia: tidsskrift for filosofi 25.
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  25. Critical Note on Klawoon.Finn Collin & Poul Lübcke - 1990 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 25:73-88.
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  26. Faye on the Semantics of Natural Kind Terms.Finn Collin - 2001 - SATS 2 (1):162-166.
     
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  27. Language and Thought.Finn Collin - 1985 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 22:7-36.
     
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  28. Sensations.Finn Collin - 1978 - Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley
     
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  29. Translation and Foreign Cultures.Finn Collin - 1991 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 26.
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  30. Theory and Understanding : a Critique of Interpretative Social Science.Finn Collin & Roger Trigg - 1986 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 176 (1):155-155.
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  31. Tom Sorell: Scientism. [REVIEW]Finn Collin - 1992 - Theoria 58 (1):83.
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