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The Resource Forms of explanation : rethinking the questions in social theory, Alan Garfinkel

Forms of explanation : rethinking the questions in social theory, Alan Garfinkel

Label
Forms of explanation : rethinking the questions in social theory
Title
Forms of explanation
Title remainder
rethinking the questions in social theory
Statement of responsibility
Alan Garfinkel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What makes one explanation better than another? How can we tell when an explanation has really answered our question? In a lively and readable discussion, Garfinkel argues that the key to understanding an explanation is to discover what question is really being answered. He then suggests criteria for a good explanation and goes on to examine some classic explanations in social and natural science. -- Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
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1945-
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Garfinkel, Alan
Dewey number
300
Index
index present
LC call number
BD241
LC item number
.G36 1981
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hermeneutics
  • Reductionism
  • Social sciences
  • Relativity
  • Philosophy
  • Herméneutique
  • Réductionnisme
  • Sciences sociales
  • Relativité
  • Philosophie
  • Sociale wetenschappen
  • Verklaring
Label
Forms of explanation : rethinking the questions in social theory, Alan Garfinkel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction ---- 1. Explanatory relativity --- 2. Reductionism --- 3. Individualism in social thought --- 4. Biology and society --- 5. The ethics of explanation --- 6. Beyond relativism
Control code
6708856
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 186 pages
Isbn
9780300021363
Lccn
80023341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)43277
  • (OCoLC)6708856
Label
Forms of explanation : rethinking the questions in social theory, Alan Garfinkel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction ---- 1. Explanatory relativity --- 2. Reductionism --- 3. Individualism in social thought --- 4. Biology and society --- 5. The ethics of explanation --- 6. Beyond relativism
Control code
6708856
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 186 pages
Isbn
9780300021363
Lccn
80023341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)43277
  • (OCoLC)6708856

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