Readings in the Philosophy of Social Science

Paperback | March 22, 1994

EditorMichael Martin, Lee C. McIntyre

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This is the first comprehensive anthology in the philosophy of social science to appear since the late 1960s. Covering all of the major areas in the discipline, it will serve as the standard source for scholarship in the field and could be used as the basis for an entire course.The anthology offers one complete, convenient, and well-chosen selection of readings, plus three specially commissioned articles that encompass the entire range of topics in the field and cover both sides of currently hot debates about explanation, methodological individualism, and the special sciences. The introductions to each section provide a map through the discipline.Michael Martin is Professor of Philosophy at Boston University. Lee C. McIntyre is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Colgate University.Sections cover: Explanation, Prediction, and Laws. Interpretation and Meaning. Rationality. Functional Explanation. Reductionism, Individualism, and Holism. Objectivity and Values. Problems of the Special Sciences.Commissioned articles: Taylor on Interpretation and the Sciences of Man Michael Martin. Microfoundations of Marxism, D. Little. Evidential Constraints: Pragmatic Empiricism in Archaeology, A. Wylie.

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This is the first comprehensive anthology in the philosophy of social science to appear since the late 1960s. Covering all of the major areas in the discipline, it will serve as the standard source for scholarship in the field and could be used as the basis for an entire course.The anthology offers one complete, convenient, and well-ch...

Lee McIntyre is a Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University. He is the author of Laws and Explanation in the Social Sciences: Defending a Science of Human Behavior.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:814 pages, 10 × 7 × 1.38 inPublished:March 22, 1994Publisher:The MIT Press

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ISBN - 10:0262631512

ISBN - 13:9780262631518

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This is a substantial and comprehensive collection in the philosophy of social science. It includes many of the classic articles that any course in the philosophy of social science would naturally want to consider, and it offers a rich selection of work published in this field in the last ten years.