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Philosophy of Social Science free pdf Philosophy of Social Science provides a tightly argued yet accessible introduction to the philosophical foundations of the human sciences, including economics, anthropology, sociology, political science, psychology, history, and the disciplines emerging at the intersections of these subjects with biology. Philosophy is unavoidable for social scientists because the choices they make in answering questions in their disciplines force them to take sides on philosophical matters. Conversely, the philosophy of social science is equally necessary for philosophers since the social and behavior sciences must inform their understanding of human action, norms, and social institutions. The fifth edition retains from previous editions an illuminating interpretation of the enduring relations between the social sciences and philosophy, and reflects on developments in social research over the past two decades that have informed and renewed debate in the philosophy of social science. An expanded discussion of philosophical anthropology and modern and postmodern critical theory is new for this edition.

About Alexander Rosenberg

Alexander Rosenberg is R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. He is author of many books and papers in the philosophy of science, including The Philosophy of Science: A Contemporary Approach, The Philosophy of Biology: A Contemporary Approach, and Economics--Mathematical Politics or Science of Diminishing Returns (winner of the prestigious Lakatos Prize). In 2007, he was the national Phi Beta Kappa Romanell lecturer in philosophy. Tyler Curtain is associate professor of English and American Literature at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and associate director of the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College.

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Author : Alexander Rosenberg
Publisher : Westview Press Inc
Data Published : 28 July 2015
ISBN : 0813349737
EAN : 9780813349732
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 360 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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