Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2018-08-30
  • Publisher: Sage Pubns Ltd
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This four-volume set of essays on the philosophical and methodological debates in the social sciences, builds on Mark Smith's highly successful first set of essays (SAGE 2005). This new set draws together classic and contemporary material on key debates, such as: the linguistic turn in social science; reformist and transformist social science and discursive approaches to social research.Volume One: Language and Scientific KnowledgeVolume Two: Authentic, Relevant and Adequate KnowledgeVolume Three: Transformist Social Science: Feminism, Critical Realism and Emancipatory KnowledgeVolume Four: Discursive Social Science

Table of Contents

Canons and Custodians (Scientific Inquiry in the 20th Century)
Language, Explanation and Reality
The Elimination of Metaphysics and The a priori
How a priori Knowledge Is Possible
The Function of General Laws in History
Empirical Propositions and Hypothetical Statements
Logical Translation
Popperian Interventions and the Problems of Positivism
Fundamental Problems and A Theory of Method
Science, Conjectures and Refutations
Conjectural Knowledge
My Solution of the Problem of Induction
Two Dogmas of Empiricism
Positivism and Its Critics
Concept Formation in the Social Sciences
Problems of Concept and Theory Formation in the Social Sciences
Typological Methods in the Social Sciences
Concept and Theory Formation in the Social Sciences
Understanding Social Scientific Practice
Acknowledging Imagination and Complexity in the Social World
Ideal Types and Objectivity in Social Science and Social Policy
Common-Sense and Scientific Interpretation of Human Action
Are the Social Sciences Really Inferior?
Interpretation and Meaning in Social Science
Understanding People
Interpretation and the Sciences of Man
Routine and Everyday Activities and Common-Sense Knowledge of Social Structures
Naturalisms and Anti-Naturalisms
Science and Solidarity
Empiricism, Idealism and Realism
An Essay in Social Psychology
(Natural And Social) Scientific Knowledge as a Social Product
Paradigms Etc
What Scientists Do ...
Normal Science and The Nature and Necessity of Scientific Revolutions
Kuhn's Second Thoughts
Putting Philosophy to Work
The TEA Set
Tacit Knowledge and Scientific Networks
Science as Gift-Giving
The Cycle of Credibility
The Strong Programme in the Sociology of Knowledge
Naturalism, Epistemological Individualism and The Strong Programme
Mode 1 and Mode 2 Knowledge production
... and What Scientists Should Do!
Falsification and the Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes
Normal Science and Its Dangers
On the Critique of Scientific Reason
For Method
Answering the Relativist Critique of Methodology of Kuhn and Feyerabend
Paradigms and Research Programmes in Social Scientific Practice
Kuhn versus Lakatos, or Paradigms versus Research Programmes in the History of Economics
The Lakatosian Legacy in Economic Methodology
Objectivity, Neutrality and Paradigms in Political Science
Reinventing the Social Sciences (Towards a Postdisciplinary Future)
New Debates and Situated Knowledges
The Debate between Relativists and Absolutists
A Reappraisal
Structuralism, Post-Structuralism and the Production of Culture
Problems of Explanation and the Aims of Social Science
From the Woman Question in Science to the Science Question in Feminism
Feminisms and Models of Qualitative Research
Is Science Multicultural? Challenges, Resources, Opportunities, Uncertainties
The Rhetoric of Economics
Is There a Postmodern Sociology?
Two Philosophies of the Rhetoric of Economics
A Realist Perspective on Contemporary Economic Theory
Geohistorical Explanation and Problems of Narrative
Prospects for a Post-Disciplinary Social Science
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