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The philosophy of social science : an introduction, Martin Hollis

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The philosophy of social science : an introduction
Title
The philosophy of social science
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
Martin Hollis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 social 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? This new interdisciplinary textbook by Martin Hollis offers an exceptionally clear and concise introduction to the philosophy of social science. It unearths central philosophical problems underlying the standard ways of thinking about social institutions and social actions, leading the reader to reflect upon the nature of scientific method itself. Is the aim to explain the social world after the manner of the natural world, or to understand it from within? Writing in his characteristically clear and incisive prose, Martin Hollis reveals the crucial role to be played by philosophy in the study of the social sciences
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Hollis, Martin
Dewey number
300/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
H61
LC item number
.H665 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy
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  • Social sciences
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Social sciences
  • Einführung
  • Philosophie
  • Sozialwissenschaften
  • Sociale wetenschappen
  • Wetenschapsfilosofie
  • Ciencias humanas e sociais
  • Sociologia (filosofia e teoria)
  • Philosophie sociale
  • sciences sociales
  • Einführung
  • Philosophie
  • Sozialwissenschaften
Label
The philosophy of social science : an introduction, Martin Hollis
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-265) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: problems of Structure and Action -- 2. Discovering truth: the rationalist way -- 3. Positive science: the empiricist way -- 4. Ants, Spiders and Bees: a third way? -- 5. Systems and functions -- 6. Games with Rational Agents -- 7. Understanding social action -- 8. Self and roles -- 9. Explaining and understanding -- 10. A value-neutral social science? -- 11. Rationality and relativism -- 12. Conclusion: two stories to tell
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782950418
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1 online resource (x, 268 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139076791
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)782950418
Label
The philosophy of social science : an introduction, Martin Hollis
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-265) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: problems of Structure and Action -- 2. Discovering truth: the rationalist way -- 3. Positive science: the empiricist way -- 4. Ants, Spiders and Bees: a third way? -- 5. Systems and functions -- 6. Games with Rational Agents -- 7. Understanding social action -- 8. Self and roles -- 9. Explaining and understanding -- 10. A value-neutral social science? -- 11. Rationality and relativism -- 12. Conclusion: two stories to tell
Control code
782950418
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 268 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139076791
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)782950418

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