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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science

Edited by: Lee McIntyre , Alex Rosenberg

Print publication date:  December  2016
Online publication date:  December  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138825758
eBook ISBN: 9781315410098
Adobe ISBN: 9781315410081

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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science is an outstanding guide to the major themes, movements, debates, and topics in the philosophy of social science. It includes thirty-seven newly written chapters, by many of the leading scholars in the field, as well as a comprehensive introduction by the editors. Insofar as possible, the material in this volume is presented in accessible language, with an eye toward undergraduate and graduate students who may be coming to some of this material for the first time. Scholars too will appreciate this clarity, along with the chance to read about the latest advances in the discipline. The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science is broken up into four parts.

    • Historical and Philosophical Context
    • Concepts
    • Debates
    • Individual Sciences

Edited by two of the leading scholars in the discipline, this volume is essential reading for anyone interested in the philosophy of social science, and its many areas of connection and overlap with key debates in the philosophy of science.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  INTRODUCTION Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Comte and the Positivist Vision Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Durkheim and the Methods of Scientific Sociology Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Verstehen and the Reaction against Positivism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Development of Logical Empiricism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Popper’s Influence on the Social Sciences Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Kuhn’s Influence on the Social Sciences Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Interpretivism and Critical Theory Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Empirical Counter-Revolution  Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Explanation Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Reductionism Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Emergence Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Methodological Individualism Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Functionalism Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Naturalism Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Game Theory Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Situational Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Bias in Social Science Experiments Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Causal Inference and Modeling Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Collective Intentionality Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Microfoundations Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Social Ontology Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Realism and Antirealism  Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Critical Realism Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Objectivity Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Are There Social Scientific Laws? Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Behavioral Economics Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Machine Epistemology and Big Data Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Evolutionary Psychology Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Cognitive Science Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The Social Construction of Knowledge Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Feminism in Social Research Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Race in Social Research Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Philosophy of Economics Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Philosophy of History Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Philosophy of Psychology Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Philosophy of Sociology and Anthropology Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Why Is There No Philosophy of Political Science? Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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