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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science

1st Edition

Edited by Lee McIntyre, Alex Rosenberg

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Description

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science is an outstanding guide to the major themes, movements, debates, and topics in the philosophy of social science. It includes thirty-seven newly written chapters, by many of the leading scholars in the field, as well as a comprehensive introduction by the editors. Insofar as possible, the material in this volume is presented in accessible language, with an eye toward undergraduate and graduate students who may be coming to some of this material for the first time. Scholars too will appreciate this clarity, along with the chance to read about the latest advances in the discipline. The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science is broken up into four parts.









    • Historical and Philosophical Context






    • Concepts






    • Debates






    • Individual Sciences




Edited by two of the leading scholars in the discipline, this volume is essential reading for anyone interested in the philosophy of social science, and its many areas of connection and overlap with key debates in the philosophy of science.

Table of Contents

Part I. Historical and philosophical context









  1. Comte and the Positivist Vision




  2. Vincent Guillin







  3. Durkheim and the Methods of Scientific Sociology




  4. Warren Schmaus







  5. Verstehen and the Reaction Against Positivism




  6. Brian Fay







  7. The Development of Logical Empiricism




  8. Thomas Uebel







  9. Kuhn’s Influence on the Social Sciences




  10. K. Brad Wray







  11. Popper’s Influence on the Social Sciences




  12. Jeremy Shearmur







  13. Interpretation and Critical Theory




  14. Ken Baynes







  15. The Empirical Counter-Revolution




  16. Jaakko Kuorikoski





    Part II. Concepts







  17. Explanation




  18. David Henderson







  19. Reductionism




  20. Harold Kincaid







  21. Emergence




  22. Julie Zahle







  23. Methodological Individualism




  24. Petri Ylikoski







  25. Functionalism




  26. Alex Rosenberg







  27. Naturalism




  28. David Livingstone Smith







  29. Game Theory




  30. Cristina Bicchieri & Giacomo Sillari







  31. Situational Analysis




  32. Kevin D. Hoover







  33. Bias in Social Scientific Experimentation




  34. Sharon Crasnow







  35. Causal Inference and Modeling




  36. Tuukka Kaidesoja







  37. Collective Intentionality




  38. Kirk Ludwig & Marija Jankovic







  39. Microfoundations, Mechanism, and Causal Powers




  40. Dan Little







  41. Social Ontology




  42. Brian Epstein



    About the Editors

    Lee McIntyre is a Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University and an Instructor in Ethics at Harvard Extension School. He is the author of several books, including Respecting Truth: Willful Ignorance in the Internet Age (Routledge 2015) and Dark Ages: The Case for a Science of Human Behavior (MIT Press, 2006).



    Alex Rosenberg is an American philosopher and the R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. Rosenberg has written many books, including The Atheist s Guide to Reality. The Girl from Krakow is his first novel. It is based on the experiences of several individuals through the 1930s and World War II.

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    PHI000000
    PHILOSOPHY / General