Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science by Harold KincaidOxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science by Harold Kincaid

Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science

EditorHarold Kincaid

Paperback | August 1, 2017

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The philosophy of the social sciences considers the underlying explanatory powers of the social (or human) sciences, such as history, economics, anthropology, politics, and sociology. The type of questions covered includes the methodological (the nature of observations, laws, theories, andexplanations) to the ontological - whether or not these sciences can explain human nature in a way consistent with common-sense beliefs. This Handbook is a major, comprehensive look at the key ideas in the field, is guided by several principles. The first is that the philosophy of social scienceshould be closely connected to, and informed by, developments in the sciences themselves. The second is that the volume should appeal to practicing social scientists as well as philosophers, with the contributors being both drawn from both ranks, and speaking to ongoing controversial issues in thefield. Finally, the volume promotes connections across the social sciences, with greater internal discussion and interaction across disciplinary boundaries.
Harold Kincaid is Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town and Visiting Professor at the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki.
Title:Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:664 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.68 inPublished:August 1, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190845775

ISBN - 13:9780190845773

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