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    New Directions in the Philosophy of Social Science: The Heterogeneous Social.Daniel Little - 2016 - Rowman & Littlefield International.
    An accessible introduction to the latest developments and debates in the philosophy of social science.
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  2. Continental Philosophy of Social Science.Yvonne Sherratt - 2005 - Cambridge University Press.
    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, (...)
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    The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science.Lee Mcintyre & Alex Rosenberg (eds.) - 2016 - Routledge.
    The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science is an outstanding guide to the major themes, movements, debates, and topics in the philosophy of social science. It includes thirty-seven newly written chapters, by many of the leading scholars in the field, as well as a comprehensive introduction by the editors. Insofar as possible, the material in this volume is presented in accessible language, with an eye toward undergraduate and graduate students who may be coming (...)
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  4. Philosophy of Social Science.Alexander Rosenberg - 1995 - Westview Press.
    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 new discussions (...)
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  5. The Philosophy of Social Science: An Introduction.Martin Hollis - 1994 - Cambridge University Press.
    This textbook by Martin Hollis offers an exceptionally clear and concise introduction to the philosophy of social science. It examines questions which give rise to fundamental philosophical issues. Are social structures better conceived of as systems of laws and forces, or as webs of meanings and practices? Is social action better viewed as rational behaviour, or as self-expression? By exploring such questions, the reader is led to reflect upon the nature of scientific method in (...) science. Is the aim to explain the social world after a manner worked out for the natural world, or to understand the social world from within? (shrink)
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  6. Philosophy of Social Science: A Contemporary Introduction.Mark Risjord - 2014 - Routledge.
    The Philosophy of Social Science: A Contemporary Introduction examines the perennial questions of philosophy by engaging with the empirical study of society. The book offers a comprehensive overview of debates in the field, with special attention to questions arising from new research programs in the social sciences. The text uses detailed examples of social scientific research to motivate and illustrate the philosophical discussion. Topics include the relationship of social policy to social (...), interpretive research, action explanation, game theory, social scientific accounts of norms, joint intentionality, reductionism, causal modeling, case study research, and experimentation. (shrink)
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    New Philosophies of Social Science: Realism, Hermeneutics and Critical Theory.William Outhwaite - 1987 - Macmillan Education.
    This book argues that a realist analysis of the structures and processes which make up the social world can provide a way out of its present impasse.
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  8. Contemporary Philosophy of Social Science: A Multicultural Approach.Brian Fay - 1996 - Blackwell.
    This volume provides a lucid and distinct introduction to multiculturalism and the philosophy of social science.
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    Philosophy of Social Science: The Methods, Ideals, and Politics of Social Inquiry.Michael Root - 1993 - Blackwell.
    This book is a critical introduction to the philosophy of social science. While most social scientists maintain that the social sciences should stand free of politics, this book argues that they should be politically partisan. Root offers a clear description and provocative criticism of many of the methods and ideals that guide research and teaching in the social sciences.
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    Philosophy of Social Science.Richard S. Rudner - 1966 - Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall.
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    The Philosophy of Social Practices: A Collective Acceptance View.Raimo Tuomela - 2002 - Cambridge University Press.
    This is a systematic philosophical and conceptual study of the notion of a social practice. Raimo Tuomela explains social practices in terms of the interlocking mental states of the agents; he shows how social practices are 'building blocks of society'; and he offers a clear and powerful account of the way in which social institutions are constructed from these building blocks as established, interconnected sets of social practices with a special new social status. His (...)
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  12. Philosophy of Social Science: The Philosophical Foundations of Social Thought.Ted Benton - 2001 - Palgrave.
    This is the first book in the new series, is a comprehensive introduction to philosophical problems in the social sciences, encompassing traditional and contemporary perspectives. It is readily accessible, with a firm emphasis on communicating difficult philosophical ideas clearly and effectively to those from outside this discipline. Ted Benton and Ian Craib move systematically through major topic areas, from positivism to post-structuralism, using a wide variety of examples and cases to illustrate key themes.
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  13. New Philosophy of Social Science: Problems of Indeterminacy.James Bohman - 1993 - MIT Press.
    This article defends methodological and theoretical pluralism in the social sciences. While pluralistic, such a philosophy of social science is both pragmatic and normative. Only by facing the problems of such pluralism, including how to resolve the potential conflicts between various methods and theories, is it possible to discover appropriate criteria of adequacy for social scientific explanations and interpretations. So conceived, the social sciences do not give us fixed and universal features of the (...) world, but rather contribute to the task of improving upon our practical knowledge of on-going social life. After arguing for such a thorough-going pluralism based on the indeterminacy of social action, I defend it from the post-modern and hermeneutic objections by suggesting the possibility of an epistemology of interpretive social science as a form of practical knowledge. (shrink)
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    The SAGE Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences.Ian C. Jarvie & Jesus Zamora-Bonilla (eds.) - 2011 - Sage Publications.
    In this exciting Handbook, Ian Jarvie and Jesús Zamora-Bonilla have put together a wide-ranging and authoritative overview of the main philosophical currents and traditions at work in the social sciences today. Starting with the history of social scientific thought, this Handbook sets out to explore that core fundamentals of social science practice, from issues of ontology and epistemology to issues of practical method. Along the way it investigates such notions as paradigm, empiricism, postmodernism, naturalism, language, agency, (...)
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    A Realist Philosophy of Social Science: Explanation and Understanding.Peter T. Manicas - 2006 - Cambridge University Press.
    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. Instead, theory (...)
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  16. Readings in the Philosophy of Social Science.Michael McIntyre & Lee McIntyre (eds.) - 1994 - MIT Press.
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    Continental Philosophy of Social Science: Hermeneutics, Genealogy, Critical Theory.Yvonne Sherratt - 2005 - Cambridge University Press.
    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, (...)
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  18. The Philosophy of Social Science: Metaphysical and Empirical.Francesco Guala - 2007 - Philosophy Compass 2 (6):954-980.
    opinionated survey paper to be published in the Blackwell’s Philosophy Compass.
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    Contemporary Philosophy of Social Science.Brian Fay - 1991 - Wiley-Blackwell.
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    The Philosophy of Social Science Reader.Francesco Guala & Daniel Steel (eds.) - 2010 - Routledge.
    _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 (...)
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    The Philosophy of Social Science: An Introduction.Michael D. Root - 1996 - Ethics 107 (1):157-159.
  22. Philosophies of Social Science: The Classic and Contemporary Readings.Gerard Delanty & Piet Strydom (eds.) - 2003 - Open University.
    “This book will certainly prove to be a useful resource and reference point … a good addition to anyone’s bookshelf.” Network "This is a superb collection, expertly presented. The overall conception seems splendid, giving an excellent sense of the issues... The selection and length of the readings is admirably judged, with both the classic texts and the few unpublished pieces making just the right points." William Outhwaite, Professor of Sociology, University of Sussex "... an indispensable book for all of us (...)
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  23. Philosophy of Social Science.Richard S. Rudner - 1968 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 18 (4):344-345.
     
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  24. New Philosophy of Social Science.James Bohman - 1997 - Human Studies 20 (4):429-440.
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    Philosophy of Social Science.Alan Ross Anderson & Richard S. Rudner - 1968 - Philosophical Review 77 (3):378.
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    Readings in the Philosophy of Social Science.Michael Martin & Lee C. McIntyre - 1994 - MIT Press.
    the first comprehensive anthology in the philosophy of social science to appear since the late 1960s.
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    The Philosophy of Social Science in the Twentieth Century: Analytic Traditions: Reflections on the Rationalitätstreit.Paul Roth - 2011 - In Ian Jarvie Jesus Zamora Bonilla (ed.), The Sage Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences. pp. 103.
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    Hermeneutic Philosophies of Social Science.Babette Babich (ed.) - 2017 - De Gruyter.
    Hermeneutic philosophies of social science offer an approach to the philosophy of social science foregrounding the human subject and including attention to history as well as a methodological reflection on the notion of reflection, including the intrusions of distortions and prejudice. Hermeneutic philosophies of social science offer an explicit orientation to and concern with the subject of the human and social sciences. Hermeneutic philosophies of the social science represented in the (...)
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  29. New Philosophy of Social Science: Problems of Indeterminacy.James Bohman - 1999 - Human Studies 22 (1):117-123.
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  30. 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 (...), the philosophy of social science can profit from examining actual scientific examples. Throughout the book, philosophical theory is integrated with recent empirical work on both agrarian and industrial society drawn from political science, sociology, geography, anthropology, and economics.Clearly written and well structured, this text provides the logical and conceptual tools necessary for dealing with the debates at the cutting edge of contemporary philosophy of social science. It will prove indispensible for philosophers, social scientists and their students. (shrink)
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  31. Hermeneutic Philosophies of Social Science: Introduction.Babette Babich - 2017 - In Hermeneutic Philosophies of Social Science: Introduction. De Gruyter. pp. 1-22.
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    Philosophy of Social Science.Michael Root - 1996 - Ethics 106 (3):655-657.
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    The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science.Harold Kincaid (ed.) - 2012 - Oxford University Press.
    This Handbook is a major, comprehensive look at the key ideas in the field, is guided by several principles.
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    The Idea of a Social Science and its Relation to Philosophy.Peter Winch - 1958 - Routledge.
    In the fiftieth anniversary of this book’s first release, Winch’s argument remains as crucial as ever. Originally published in 1958, _The Idea of a Social Science and Its Relation to Philosophy_ was a landmark exploration of the social sciences, written at a time when that field was still young and had not yet joined the Humanities and the Natural Sciences as the third great domain of the Academy. A passionate defender of the importance of philosophy to (...)
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  35. The Philosophy of Social Science.William Outhwaite - 2000 - In Bryan S. Turner (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory. Blackwell. pp. 47--70.
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    The Philosophy of Social Science: New Perspectives.Garry Potter - 1999 - Longman.
    The text shows how the perspectives of earlier traditions persist in modified form, covering poststructuralism, postmodernism, critical theory, feminist ...
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    Philosophy of Social Science: A New Introduction.Nancy Cartwright & Eleonora Montuschi (eds.) - 2014 - Oxford University Press.
    This is a much-needed new introduction to a field that has been transformed in recent years by exciting new subjects, ideas, and methods. It is designed for students in both philosophy and the social sciences. Topics include ontology, objectivity, method, measurement, and causal inference, and such issues as well-being and climate change.
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  38. Applied Philosophy of Social Science: The Social Construction of Race.Isaac Wiegman & Ron Mallon - 2017 - In Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Kimberley Brownlee & David Coady (eds.), A Companion to Applied Philosophy. Oxford, UK: Wiley Blackwell. pp. 441-454.
    A traditional social scientific divide concerns the centrality of the interpretation of local understandings as opposed to attending to relatively general factors in understanding human individual and group differences. We consider one of the most common social scientific variables, race, and ask how to conceive of its causal power. We suggest that any plausible attempt to model the causal effects of such constructed social roles will involve close interplay between interpretationist and more general elements. Thus, we offer (...)
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    Hermeneutic Philosophies of Social Science: Introduction.Babette Babich - 2017 - In Hermeneutic Philosophies of Social Science. De Gruyter. pp. 1-22.
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  40. The Idea of a Social Science and its Relation to Philosophy.Peter Winch - 1958 - Routledge.
    In the fiftieth anniversary of this book’s first release, Winch’s argument remains as crucial as ever. Originally published in 1958, _The Idea of a Social Science and Its Relation to Philosophy_ was a landmark exploration of the social sciences, written at a time when that field was still young and had not yet joined the Humanities and the Natural Sciences as the third great domain of the Academy. A passionate defender of the importance of philosophy to (...)
     
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    The Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Vernon Pratt - 1978 - London: Methuen.
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    Philosophy of Social Science[REVIEW]A. R. E. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 20 (2):376-376.
    After distinguishing "social philosophy" from "philosophy of social science" on the basis of the former's "more overtly normative" concerns and the latter's primary concern with methodological and confirmation issues in the social sciences, Rudner argues in support of the fully-formalized, axiomatic model of scientific theories and the deductive-nomological model of explanation as paradigms to guide the process of social scientific understanding; though, as Rudner willingly acknowledges, these paradigms hardly characterize the present product of (...)
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  43. The Philosophies of Social Science.Philip Pettit - 1984
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    Contemporary Philosophy of Social Science: A Multicultural Approach. [REVIEW]James van Evra - 1998 - Dialogue 37 (4):831-832.
    In this time of increasingly critical scrutiny of the very point of the social sciences, those negatively inclined on the issue will find an unwitting ally in Brian Fay—unless, that is, one thinks that social science is best regarded as part of a postmodern wonderland in which science, now relativized to social and political setting, is regarded as being just one means among many of gaining knowledge. If that is how science should be regarded, (...)
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    Editorial Introduction: Empiricism in the Philosophy of Social Science.Lee C. McIntyre - 1993 - Synthese 97 (2):159-159.
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    Philosophy of Social Science.F. F. Centore - 1968 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 17:383-387.
    Professor Rudner’s work is a welcome addition to philosophy of science literature, especially since so little is written with respect to the social sciences. The book leans heavily upon the thought of Braithwaite, Hempel, Meyerson, Popper and Wittgenstein. Its three main parts deal respectively with theoretical formulations, the application of such formulations and how the social scientist is to handle goal-oriented human activity.
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    The History and Philosophy of Social Science.Scott Gordon - 1991 - Routledge.
    Scott Gordon provides a magisterial review of the historical development of the social sciences from their beginnings in renaissance Italy to the present day.
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    New Philosophy of Social Science: Problems of Indeterminacy.Paul A. Roth - 1995 - Metaphilosophy 26 (4):440-448.
    This article defends methodological and theoretical pluralism in the social sciences. While pluralistic, such a philosophy of social science is both pragmatic and normative. Only by facing the problems of such pluralism, including how to resolve the potential conflicts between various methods and theories, is it possible to discover appropriate criteria of adequacy for social scientific explanations and interpretations. So conceived, the social sciences do not give us fixed and universal features of the (...) world, but rather contribute to the task of improving upon our practical knowledge of on-going social life. After arguing for such a thorough-going pluralism based on the indeterminacy of social action, I defend it from the post-modern and hermeneutic objections by suggesting the possibility of an epistemology of interpretive social science as a form of practical knowledge. (shrink)
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    The Philosophy of Social Science.Radhakamal Mukerjee - 1960 - London: Macmillan.
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    Philosophy of Social Science.Martin Hollis - 1992 - Ethics 102 (3):665-666.
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