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  1. Recht, Gerechtigkeit Und der Staat Studien Zu Gerechtigkeit, Demokratie, Nationalität, Nationalen Staaten Und Supranationalen Staaten Aus der Perspektive der Rechtstheorie, der Sozialphilosophie Und der Sozialwissenschaften = Law, Justice, and the State : Studies in Justice, Democracy, Nationality, National States, and Supra-National States From the Standpoints of Legal Theory, Social Philosophy, and Social Science.World Congress on Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Mikael M. Karlsson, Ólafur Páll Jónsson & Eyja Margrét Brynjarsdóttir - 1997
     
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  2. Law, Justice and the State Nordic Perspectives : Proceedings of the 16th World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy , Reykjavík, 26 May-2 June, 1993. [REVIEW]Mikael M. International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Karlsson & Ólafur Páll Jónsson - 1995
     
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  3. Retributivism and its Critics Canadian Section of the International Society for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy : Papers of the Special Nordic Conference Held at the University of Toronto, 25-27 June 1990. [REVIEW]Wesley Cragg & International Society for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy - 1992
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  4. Law and the Future of Society a Selection of Papers Presented to the Extraordinary World Congress of the Internat. Assoc. For Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy , Held in Sydney and Canberra, Australia, on 14-21 August, 1977. [REVIEW]F. C. Hutley & International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy - 1979
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  5. Empiricism, Explanation, and Rationality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Len Doyal & Roger Harris - 1986 - Routledge and Kegan Paul.
    Originally published in 1986. All students of social science must confront a number of important philosophical issues. This introduction to the philosophy of the social sciences provides coherent answers to questions about empiricism, explanation and rationality. It evaluates contemporary writings on the subject which can be as difficult as they are important to understand. Each chapter has an annotated bibliography to enable students to pursue the issues raised and to assess for themselves the arguments of the (...)
     
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    The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Stephen P. Turner & Paul A. Roth (eds.) - 2003 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    _The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences _collects newly commissioned essays that examine fundamental issues in the social sciences.
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    Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Philosophical Theory and Scientific Practice.C. Mantzavinos (ed.) - 2009 - Cambridge University Press.
    This volume is a unique contribution to the philosophy of the social sciences, presenting the results of cutting-edge philosophers' research alongside critical discussions by practicing social scientists. The book is motivated by the view that the philosophy of the social sciences cannot ignore the specific scientific practices according to which social scientific work is being conducted, and that it will be valuable only if it evolves in constant interaction with theoretical developments in (...)
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    Realism in Action: Essays in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Matti Sintonen, Petri Ylikoski & Kaarlo Miller (eds.) - 2003 - Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    Realism in Action is a selection of essays written by leading representatives in the fields of action theory and philosophy of mind, philosophy of the social sciences and especially the nature of social action, and of epistemology and philosophy of science. Practical reason, reasons and causes in action theory, intending and trying, and folk-psychological explanation are some of the topics discussed by these leading participants. A particular emphasis is laid on trust, commitments and (...) institutions, on the possibility of grounding social notions in individual social attitudes, on the nature of social groups, institutions and collective intentionality, and on common belief and common knowledge. Applications to the social sciences include, e.g., a look at the Erklären-Verstehen controversy in economics, and at constructivist and realist views on archeological reconstructions of the past. (shrink)
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  9. Philosophy & Methodology of the Social Sciences.Mark J. Smith (ed.) - 2005 - Sage Publications.
    This is a comprehensive and authoritative reference collection in the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences. The source materials selected are drawn from debates within the natural sciences as well as social scientific practice. This four volume set covers the traditional literature on the philosophy of the social sciences, and the contemporary philosophical and methodological debates developing at the heart of the disciplinary and interdisciplinary groups in the social sciences. (...)
     
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    Ernest Gellner's Use of the Social Sciences in Philosophy.Stefan Schubert - 2012 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences (1):0048393112444319.
    It is well known that Ernest Gellner made substantial use of his knowledge of the social sciences in philosophy. Here I discuss how he used it on the basis of a few examples taken from Gellner’s philosophical output. It is argued that he made a number of highly original “translations”, orre-interpretations, of philosophical theories and problems using his knowledge of the social sciences. While this method is endorsed, it is also argued that some of Gellner’s (...)
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    Pragmatism, Ontology, and Philosophy of the Social Sciences in Practice.Simon Lohse - 2017 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 47 (1):3-27.
    In this article, I will discuss two prominent views on the relevance and irrelevance of ontological investigations for the social sciences, namely, ontological foundationalism and anti-ontological pragmatism. I will argue that both views are unsatisfactory. The subsequent part of the article will introduce an alternative role for ontological projects in the philosophy of the social sciences that fares better in this respect by paying attention to the ontological assumptions of actual social scientific theories, models, (...)
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    Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Five Questions.David-Hillel Ruben - 2008 - In D. Rios & C. Schmidt-Petri (eds.), Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Five Questions. Automatic Press.
    Book synopsis: Philosophy of the Social Sciences: 5 Questions is a collection of original contributions from a distinguished score of the world’s most prominent and influential scholars in the field. They deal with questions such as what drew them towards the area; how they view their own contribution, and what the future of the social sciences looks like.
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    Ernest Gellner’s Use of the Social Sciences in Philosophy.Stefan Schubert - 2012 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 44 (1):3-22.
    It is well known that Ernest Gellner made substantial use of his knowledge of the social sciences in philosophy. Here I discuss how he used it on the basis of a few examples taken from Gellner’s philosophical output. It is argued that he made a number of highly original “translations”, or re-interpretations, of philosophical theories and problems using his knowledge of the social sciences. While this method is endorsed, it is also argued that some of (...)
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    PhilosoPhy of Communication: What Does It Have to Do with PhilosoPhy of Social Sciences.Jean Robillard - 2005 - Cosmos and History 1 (2):245-260.
    As concepts, communication and information are very closely related, but they also designate more than their usual conceptual meaning when they are called upon in social theories as well as in philosophical theories about the reality and the truth of social life; information and communication are then designating physical events or event like objects of the observable reality, which will be hereafter described as a procedural ontologization of information. Why do they have this role and how do they (...)
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    The SAGE Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences.Ian C. Jarvie & Jesus Zamoro Bonilla (eds.) - 2011 - SAGE.
    In this excting Handbook, Jarvie and Bonilla provide a broad and democratic coverage of the many currents in social science.
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    Action and Interpretation: Studies in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Christopher Hookway & Philip Pettit (eds.) - 1977 - Cambridge University Press.
    Whether the interpretations made by social scientists of the thoughts, utterances and actions of other people, including those from an alien culture or a ...
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    How to Do Things with Fictions Reconsidering Vaihinger for a Philosophy of Social Sciences.Beatrice Kobow - 2014 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 44 (2):201-222.
    The article reconstructs three key concepts of Hans Vaihinger: the idea of mental fictions as self-contradictory, provisory, conscious, and purposeful; the law of the devolution of ideas stating that an idea oscillates between dogma, hypothesis, or fiction; and the underlying assumption about human consciousness that the psyche constructs thoughts around perceptions like an oyster produces a pearl. In a second, constructive part, these concepts are applied in a discussion of John Searle’s social ontologically extended theory of speech acts. The (...)
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  18. A History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Peter T. Manicas - 1987 - Blackwell.
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    The Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Vernon Pratt - 1978 - Methuen.
  20. The Sage Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences.I. C. Jarvie, Zamora Bonilla & P. Jesús (eds.) - 2011 - Sage Publications.
     
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  21. An Introduction to Problems in the Philosophy of Social Sciences.Keith Webb - 1995 - Pinter.
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    The Scientific Dimensions of Social Knowledge and Their Distant Echoes in 20th-Century American Philosophy of Science.Philip Mirowski - 2004 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 35 (2):283-326.
    The widespread impression that recent philosophy of science has pioneered exploration of the “social dimensions of scientific knowledge‘ is shown to be in error, partly due to a lack of appreciation of historical precedent, and partly due to a misunderstanding of how the social sciences and philosophy have been intertwined over the last century. This paper argues that the referents of “democracy‘ are an important key in the American context, and that orthodoxies in the (...) of science tend to be molded by the actual regimes of science organization within which they are embedded. These theses are illustrated by consideration of three representative philosophers of science: John Dewey, Hans Reichenbach, and Philip Kitcher. [Copyright &y& Elsevier]. (shrink)
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  23. From the Characterization of ‘European Philosophy of Science’ to the Case of Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 2015 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 29 (2):167-188.
    How distinct is European philosophy of science? The first step is to characterize what is or might be considered as ‘European philosophy of science’. The second is to analyse philosophy of the social sciences as a relevant case in the European contribution to philosophy of science. ‘European perspective’ requires some clarification, which can be done from two main angles: the historical approach and the thematic view. Thus, there are several structural and dynamic things to (...)
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    Philosophy of Science Between the Natural Sciences, the Social Sciences, and the Humanities: Introduction.Christian J. Feldbacher-Escamilla, Alexander Gebharter & Gerhard Schurz - 2017 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 48 (3):317-326.
    This introduction provides a detailed summary of all papers of the special issue on the second conference of the German Society for Philosophy of Science: GWP.2016.
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    The Idea of Rationality and its Relationship to Social Science: Comments on Popper's Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Michael Schmid - 1988 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 31 (4):451 – 469.
    Popper has proposed a ?theory of situational rationality? as a basis for the social sciences. This theory of rational action is reconstructed and its methodological and substantial implications discussed. It is shown that methodologically Popper's idea of rational action leads to a version of theoretical instrumentalism which is incompatible with his general philosophy of science, and that substantially it implies an unacceptable theory of social institutions. Instrumentalism can be avoided by a more contentful theory of human (...)
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  26. The Philosophy of the Social Sciences: An Introduction.Robert Bishop - 2007 - Continuum.
  27. Rules, Magic and Instrumental Reason a Critical Interpretation of Peter Winch's Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Berel Dov Lerner & Peter Winch - 2002
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    The Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Alan Ryan - 1970 - London: Macmillan.
  29. Thinking About Social Thinking: The Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Antony Flew - 1985 - Blackwell.
  30. Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Maurice Alexander Natanson - 1963 - New York: Random House.
  31. Rationality and the Social Sciences: Contributions to the Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences.S. I. Benn & G. W. Mortimore (eds.) - 1976 - Routledge and Kegan Paul.
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    Phenomenology and the Social World: The Philosophy of Merleau-Ponty and its Relation to the Social Sciences.Laurie Spurling - 1977 - Routledge and Kegan Paul.
    The term ‘phenomenology’ has become almost as over-used and emptied of meaning as that other word from Continental Philosophy, namely ‘existentialism’. Yet Husserl, who first put forward the phenomenological method, considered it a rigorous alternative to positivism, and in the hands of Merleau-Ponty, a disciple of Husserl in France, phenomenology became a way of gaining a disciplined and coherent perspective on the world in which we live. When this study originally published in 1977 there were only a few books (...)
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    Studies and the Philosophy of Social Sciences.Steve Fuller - forthcoming - Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
  34. Individualism and the Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Murray Newton Rothbard - 1979 - Cato Institute.
  35. Philosophy of Social Sciences.Steve Fuller - 2003 - In Stephen P. Turner & Paul Andrew Roth (eds.), The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Blackwell. pp. 207.
  36. Normativity and Naturalism in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Mark Risjord (ed.) - 2016 - Routledge.
    _Normativity and Naturalism in the Social Sciences_ engages with a central debate within the philosophy of social science: whether social scientific explanation necessitates an appeal to norms, and if so, whether appeals to normativity can be rendered "scientific." This collection brings together contributions from a diverse group of philosophers who explore a broad but thematically unified set of questions, many of which stem from an ongoing debate between Stephen Turner and Joseph Rouse on the role of (...)
     
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    A Wittgensteinian Philosophy of (or Against) the Social Sciences.Ernest Gellner - 1975 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 5 (2):173-199.
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    Dubious Liaisons: A Review of Alvin Goldman's Liaisons: Philosophy Meets the Cognitive and Social Sciences[REVIEW]Paul A. Roth - 1996 - Philosophical Psychology 9 (2):261 – 279.
    Alvin Goldman's recent collection (Goldman, 1992) includes many of the important and seminal contributions made by him over the last three decades to epistemology, philosophy of mind, and analytic metaphysics. Goldman is an acknowledged leader in efforts to put material from cognitive and social science to good philosophical use. This is the “liaison” which Goldman takes his own work to exemplify and advance. Yet the essays contained in Liaisons chart an important evolution in Goldman's own views about the (...)
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  39. 76 Philosophy of the Social Sciences/March 1996.Daniel Diermeiq Chong, Jack Knight & Lany Rothenbe - forthcoming - Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
     
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    What's New in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences?: Guest Editors' Introduction.Julian Reiss, David Teira & Jesús Zamora Bonilla - 2008 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 38 (3):311-313.
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    Book Review: The SAGE Handbook of the Philosophy of the Social Sciences[REVIEW]Reinoud Bosch - 2013 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 43 (4):563-569.
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    Book Review: Baert, P. (2005). Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Towards Pragmatism. Cambridge: Polity. [REVIEW]F. D'Agostino - 2007 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 37 (4):541-543.
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    The Fighting Tasks of Philosophy and Social Science Workers (A Talk Delivered to the Fourth Enlarged Conference of the Philosophy and Social Science Departmental Committee of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on October 26, 1963). [REVIEW]Chou Yang - 1972 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 3 (3):239-295.
    Philosophy and the social sciences are an important front in the ideological struggle. Under present domestic and international circumstances, what kind of role should this front play and what are the tasks it should undertake?
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    Some Aspects of Florian Znaniecki's Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Piotr Sztompka - 1986 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 16 (4):441-457.
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    Special Issue: Papers From the Inaugural Meeting of ENPOSS (European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences), University of Copenhagen, September 21-23, 2012. [REVIEW]Julie Zahle, Alban Bouvier, Byron Kaldis, Thomas Uebel & Jesús Zamora-Bonilla - 2013 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 43 (3).
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    Book Review: Microfoundations, Method, and Causation: On the Philosophy of the Social Sciences[REVIEW]P. Stone - 2002 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 32 (1):120-126.
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    Book Reviews : J. O. Wisdom, Philosophy of the Social Sciences I: A Metascientific Introduction. Gower, Aldershot, England, 1987. Pp. Ix, 133, $33.00 (Cloth). J. O. Wisdom, Philosophy of the Social Sciences II: Schemata. Gower, Aldershot, England, 1987. Pp. Xi, 210, $43.00 (Cloth. [REVIEW]M. Martin - 1990 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20 (3):394-398.
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    Book Reviews : Thinking About Social Thinking: The Philosophy of the Social Sciences. By Antony Flew. Oxford and New York: Basil Blackwell, 1985. Pp. 222. 5.50, $13.75 (Paper. [REVIEW]W. W. Miller - 1988 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 18 (3):411-413.
  49. Review of Philosophy of the Social Sciences, by Patrick Baert. [REVIEW]F. D. Agostino - 2007 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 37 (4):541.
     
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  50. Rules, Magic and Instrumental Reason: A Critical Interpretation of Peter Winch's Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Berel Dov Lerner - 2013 - Routledge.
    This book offers a systematic and critical discussion of Peter Winch's writings on the philosophy of the social sciences. The author points to Winch's tendency to over-emphasize the importance of language and communication, and his insufficient attention to the role of practical, technological activites in human life and society. It also offers an appendix devoted to the controversy between the anthropologists Marshall Sahlins and Gananath Obeyesekere regarding Captain James Cook's Hawaiian adventures. Essential reading for those studying the (...)
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