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Philosophy of Social Science: A New Introduction
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PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE: A NEW INTRODUCTION

PAPERBACK BY CARTWRIGHT, NANCY (DURHAM UNIVERSITY AND UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO); MONTUSCHI, ELEONORA (UNIVERSITY OF VENICE AND LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS)

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ISBN
9780199645107
IMPRINT
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
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OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
352 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
20 NOV 2014

DESCRIPTION

This is a much-needed new introduction to a field that has been transformed in recent years by exciting new subjects, ideas, and methods. It is designed both for students with central interests in philosophy and those planning to concentrate on the social sciences, and it presupposes no particular background in either domain. From the wide range of topics at the forefront of debate in philosophy of social science, the editors have chosen those which are representative of the most important and interesting contemporary work. A team of distinguished experts explore key aspects of the field such as social ontology (what are the things that social science studies?), objectivity, formal methods, measurement, and causal inference. Also included are chapters focused on notable subjects of social science research, such as well-being and climate change. Philosophy of Social Science provides a clear, accessible, and up-to-date guide to this fascinating field.

CONTENTS

PART I. CURRENT DEBATES; PART II. ONTOLOGICAL ISSUES; PART III. QUESTIONS ABOUT OBJECTIVITY; PART IV. USING FORMAL MODELS; PART V. METHODOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES; PART VI. RESEARCH METHODS