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Semantics and Social Science (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By Graham MacDonald, Philip Pettit


198 pages

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Originally published in 1980, this book examines the major issues in the philosophy of social science, paying specific attention to cross-cultural understanding, humanism versus scientism, individualism versus collectivism, and the shaping of theory by evaluative commitment. Arguing for a cross-cultural conception of human beings, the authors defend humanism and individualism, and reject the notion that social inquiry is necessarily vitiated by an adherence to values.

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General