9780761947370

Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences Vol. 4 : Volume I - Canons and Custodians/Volume II - Understanding Social Scientific Practice/Volume III - Scientific Knowledge as a Social Product/Volume IV - Revinventing the Social Sciences

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  • Copyright: 2005-07-15
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
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This is a comprehensive and authoritative reference collection in the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences. The source materials selected are drawn from debates within the natural sciences as well as social scientific practice. This four volume set covers the traditional literature on the philosophy of the social sciences, and the contemporary philosophical and methodological debates developing at the heart of the disciplinary and interdisciplinary groups in the social sciences. It addresses the needs of researchers and academics who are grappling with the relationship between questions of knowledge construction and the problems of social scientific method.

Table of Contents

Appendix of Sources xi
Knowing, the Known and Knowledge of the Social: An Introduction to the Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences xvii
Mark J. Smith
PART ONE LANGUAGE, EXPLANATION AND REALITY
The Elimination of Metaphysics
3(26)
A. J. Ayer
How A Priori Knowledge is Possible
29(6)
Bertrand Russell
Verification
35(20)
Isaiah Berlin
The Function of General Laws in History
55(16)
Carl G. Hempel
Empirical Propositions and Hypothetical Statements
71(24)
Isaiah Berlin
Logical Translation
95(28)
Isaiah Berlin
PART TWO POPPERIAN INTERVENTIONS AND THE PROBLEMS OF POSITIVISM
`A Survey of Some Fundamental Problems' and `On the Problem of a Theory of Scientific Method'
123(28)
Karl R. Popper
Science: Conjectures and Refutations
151(32)
Karl Popper
Conjectural Knowledge: My Solution of the Problem of Induction
183(30)
Karl R. Popper
Two Dogmas of Empiricism
213(24)
Willard Van Orman Quine
Positivism and its Critics
237(64)
Anthony Giddens
PART THREE CONCEPT FORMATION IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Problems of Concept and Theory Formation in the Social Sciences
301(20)
Ernest Nagel
Typological Methods in the Social Sciences
321(20)
Carl G. Hempel
Concept and Theory Formation in the Social Sciences
341
Alfred Schutz
PART ONE ACKNOWLEDGING IMAGINATION AND COMPLEXITY IN THE SOCIAL WORLD
``Objectivity'' in Social Science and Social Policy
3(48)
Max Weber
Common-sense and Scientific Interpretation of Human Action
51(42)
Alfred Schutz
Scientism and the Study of Society
93(44)
F. A. Hayek
Are the Social Sciences Really Inferior?
137(24)
Fritz Machlup
PART TWO INTERPRETATION AND MEANING IN SOCIAL SCIENCE: UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE
Interpretation and the Sciences of Man
161(44)
Charles Taylor
The Stranger: An Essay in Social Psychology
205(14)
Alfred Schutz
Studies of the Routine Grounds of Everyday Activities
219(38)
Harold Garfinkel
Common Sense Knowledge of Social Structures: The Documentary Method of Interpretation in Lay and Professional Fact Finding
257(28)
Harold Garfinkel
PART THREE REFLECTIONS ON UNDERSTANDING
Naturalisms and Anti-Naturalisms
285(20)
William Outhwaite
Science As Solidarity
305(14)
Richard Rorty
Empiricism, Idealism, Realism
319
Mark J. Smith
PART ONE PARADIGMS ETC: WHAT SCIENTISTS DO ...
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
3(32)
Thomas S. Kuhn
Kuhn's Second Thoughts
35(16)
Alan E. Musgrave
Putting Philosophy to Work
51(28)
Michael Mulkay
Nigel Gilbert
The TEA Set: Tacit Knowledge and Scientific Networks
79(24)
H. M. Collins
Gift Giving as an Organizing Principle in Science
103(16)
Warren O. Hagstrom
The Cycle of Credibility
119(10)
Bruno Latour
Steve Woolgar
The Strong Programme in the Sociology of Knowledge
129(8)
David Bloor
Naturalism, Epistemological Individualism and ``The Strong Programme'' in the Sociology of Knowledge
137(32)
Peter T. Manicas
Alan Rosenberg
Evolution of Knowledge Production
169(34)
Michael Gibbons
Camille Limoges
Helga Nowotny
Simon Schwartzman
Peter Scott
Martin Trow
PART TWO ...AND WHAT SCIENTISTS SHOULD DO!
Falsification and the Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes
203(60)
Imre Lakatos
Normal Science and its Dangers
263(10)
Karl Popper
On the Critique of Scientific Reason
273(34)
P. K. Feyerabend
For Method: Answering the Relativist Critique of Methodology of Kuhnand Feyerabend
307(34)
Larry Laudan
PART THREE PARADIGMS AND RESEARCH PROGRAMMES IN SOCIAL SCIENTIFIC PRACTICE
Kuhn Versus Lakatos, or Paradigms Versus Research Programmes in the History of Economics
341(24)
Mark Blaug
The Lakatosian Legacy in Economic Methodology
365(22)
Roger E. Backhouse
Objectivity, Neutrality, and Kuhn's Paradigm
387
Martin Landau
PART ONE NEW DEBATES AND SITUATED KNOWLEDGES
`The Debate' from Varieties of Relativism
3(24)
Rom Harre
Michael Krausz
Structuralism, Post-Structuralism and the Production of Culture
27(34)
Anthony Giddens
Societies
61(40)
Roy Bhaskar
Problems of Explanation and the Aims of Social Science
101(24)
Andrew Sayer
From the Woman Question in Science to the Science Question in Feminism
125(18)
Sandra Harding
Feminisms and Models of Qualitative Research
143(34)
Virginia Olesen
Is Science Multicultural? Challenges, Resources, Opportunities, Uncertainties
177(34)
Sandra Harding
PART TWO APPLICATIONS
The Rhetoric of Economics
211(54)
D. N. McCloskey
From Codes to Utterances: Cultural Studies, Discourse and Psychology
265(30)
Michael Billig
Is There a Postmodern Sociology?
295(20)
Zygmunt Bauman
Two Philosophies of the Rhetoric of Economics
315(32)
Uskali Maki
A Realist Perspective on Contemporary ``Economic Theory''
347(34)
Tony Lawson
Geohistorical Explanation and Problems of Narrative
381(34)
Andrew Sayer
Culture and the Prospects for a Postdisciplinary Social Science
415
Mark J. Smith

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