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.
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.
A state-of-the-art collection of original essays by the best writers in the field of history and philosophy of the social sciences.
--Merrilee H. Salmon, University of Pittsburgh
Part I. Historical and philosophical context
K. Brad Wray
Part II. Concepts
David Livingstone Smith
Cristina Bicchieri & Giacomo Sillari
Kevin D. Hoover
Kirk Ludwig & Marija Jankovic
Kareem Khalifa & Randall Harp
Part III. Debates
Stephen M. Downes
Stephen Turner and David Eck
Part IV. Individual Sciences
Paul A. Roth
Nico Orlandi & Janette Dinishak
Bruno Verbeek & Lee McIntyre
Routledge Philosophy Companions offer thorough, high quality surveys and assessments of the major topics and periods in philosophy. Covering key problems, themes and thinkers, all entries are specially commissioned for each volume and written by leading scholars in the field. Clear, accessible and carefully edited and organised, Routledge Philosophy Companions are indispensable for anyone coming to a major topic or period in philosophy, as well as for the more advanced reader.