Introductory Readings in the Philosophy of Science

Author: Elmer Daniel Klemke,Robert Hollinger,David Wÿss Rudge,A. David Kline

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 579

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This popular reader has been vastly updated with ten stimulating new selections on the natural and the social sciences: feminism; postmodernism, relativism, and science; confirmation, acceptance, and theory; explanatory unification; and science and values. Retaining the best essays from the previous editions, the editors have added important new pieces to maintain this influential text's relevance.
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The Philosophy of Social Science Reader

Author: Daniel Steel,Francesco Guala

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415779685

Category: Philosophy

Page: 442

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The Philosophy of Social Science Reader is an outstanding, comprehensive and up-to-date collection of key readings in the philosophy of social science, covering the essential issues, problems and debates in this important interdisciplinary area... Featuring the work of influential philosophers and social scientists such as Ernest Nagel, Ian Hacking, John Searle, Clifford Geertz, Daniel Kahneman, Steven Lukes and Richard Dawkins, The Philosophy of Social Science Reader is the ideal text for philosophy of social science courses, and for students in related disciplines interested in the differences between the social and natural sciences. -- Product Description.
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Readings in the Philosophy of Technology

Author: David M. Kaplan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742514898

Category: Philosophy

Page: 512

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Readings in the Philosophy of Technology is a collection of the important works of both the forerunners of philosophy of technology and contemporary theorists, addressing a full range of topics on technology as it relates to ethics, politics, human nautre, computers, science, and the environment.
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Readings in the Philosophy of Science

Author: Baruch A. Brody

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 637

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New edition (previously 1971) of an anthology for an undergraduate course. Comprises four parts: theories, explanation and causality, confirmation of scientific hypotheses, selected problems of particular sciences. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Action and Interpretation

Studies in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Author: Christopher Hookway,Philip Pettit

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521299084

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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These eight essays converge on the themes of intentionality, realism and theory choice in philosophy and the social sciences.
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Readings in the Philosophy of Science: From Positivism to Postmodernism

Author: Theodore Schick

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780767402774

Category: Science

Page: 393

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This anthology traces the development of thinking in the philosophy of science from logical positivism to the present. Subsequent articles often clarify or critique preceding ones. As a result, students get a sense of how philosophical theories develop in response to one another.
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Verstehen

The Uses of Understanding in the Social Sciences

Author: Michael Martin

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412841023

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Originating in 19th-century Germany, "verstehen" (literally understanding) theory argues that social phenomena must be understood from the point of view of the social actor. This work appraises "verstehen" as a method of verification and discovery as well as a necessary condition for understanding.
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Philosophies of Social Science

The Classic and Contemporary Readings

Author: Gerard Delanty,Piet Strydom

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 481

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This is a collection of extracts from classic works on the philosophy of social science highlighting the work of many influential authors who have shaped social science.
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Polish Essays in the Methodology of the Social Sciences

Author: J. Wiatr

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400993536

Category: Science

Page: 271

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Modern philosophy has benefited immensely from the intelligence, and sensitivity, the creative and critical energies, and the lucidity of Polish scholars. Their investigations into the logical and methodological foundations of mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, ethics and esthetics, psychology, linguistics, economics and jurisprudence, and the social science- all are marked by profound and imaginative work. To the centers of empiricist philosophy of science in Vienna, Berlin and Cambridge during the first half of this century, one always added the great school of analytic and methodol ogical studies in Warsaw and Lwow. To the world centers of Marxist theoretical practice in Berlin, Moscow, Paris, Rome and elsewhere, one must add the Poland of the same era, from Ludwik Krzywicki (1859-1941) onward. American socialists and economists will remember the careful work of Oscar Lange, working among us for many years and then after 1945 in Warsaw, always humane, logical, objective. In this volume, our friend and colleague, Jerzy J. Wiatr, has assembled a representative set of recent essays by Polish social scientists and philosophers. Each of these might lead the reader far beyond this book, to look into the Polish Sociological Bulletin which has been publishing Polish sociological studies in English for several decades, to study other translations of books and papers by these authors, and to reflect upon the interplay of logical, phenomenological, Marxist, empiricist and historical learning in modern Polish social understanding.
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