Philosophy: Philosophy of Social Science

  • Explaining Society: Critical Realism in the Social Sciences book cover

    Explaining Society

    Critical Realism in the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition

    By Berth Danermark, Mats Ekström, Jan Ch. Karlsson

    Fully revised, with an updated bibliography and new, relevant illustrative examples based on work inspired by critical realism, this new edition of Explaining Society constitutes an up-to-date resource connecting methodology, theory, and empirical research. Including discussions of more recent…

    Paperback – 2019-04-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Critical Realism

  • Social Science, Philosophy and Theology in Dialogue: A Relational Perspective book cover

    Social Science, Philosophy and Theology in Dialogue

    A Relational Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pierpaolo Donati, Antonio Malo, Giulio Maspero

    This volume explores the potential of employing a relational paradigm for the purposes of interdisciplinary exchange. Bringing together scholars from the social sciences, philosophy and theology, it seeks to bridge the gap between subject areas by focusing on real phenomena.Although these phenomena…

    Hardback – 2019-04-04
    Routledge

  • China, India and Alternative Asian Modernities book cover

    China, India and Alternative Asian Modernities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sanjay Kumar, Satya P. Mohanty, Archana Kumar, Raj Kumar

    The conception of modernity as a radical rupture from the past runs parallel to the conception of Europe as the primary locus of global history. The essays in this volume contest the temporal and spatial divisions—between past and present, modernity and tradition, and Europe’s progress and…

    Hardback – 2019-04-02
    Routledge India

  • A New Introduction to Jurisprudence: Legality, Legitimacy and the Foundations of the Law book cover

    A New Introduction to Jurisprudence

    Legality, Legitimacy and the Foundations of the Law, 1st Edition

    By Paul Cliteur, Afshin Ellian

    A New Introduction to Jurisprudence takes one of the central problems of law and jurisprudence as its point of departure: what is the law? Adopting an intermediate position between legal positivism and natural law, this book reflects on the concept of ‘liberal democracy’ or ‘constitutional…

    Paperback – 2019-04-01
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  • Money, Social Ontology and Law book cover

    Money, Social Ontology and Law

    1st Edition

    By Angela Condello, Maurizio Ferraris, John Rogers Searle

    Presenting legal and philosophical essays on money, this book explores the conditions according to which an object like a piece of paper, or an electronic signal, has come to be seen as having a value. Money plays a crucial role in the regulation of social relationships and their normative…

    Hardback – 2019-03-28
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • Postmodern Criminology book cover

    Postmodern Criminology

    1st Edition

    By Dragan Milovanovic

    Originally published in 1997. The use of postmodern criminology’s conceptual tools offers the potential for the development of a better understanding of the various configurations of repressive forces and directions for social change. This excellent text introduces the reader to the core ideas…

    Hardback – 2019-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Criminology

  • Organization Development and Society: Theory and Practice of Organization Development Consulting book cover

    Organization Development and Society

    Theory and Practice of Organization Development Consulting, 1st Edition

    By Baruch Shimoni

    Organization Development and Society: Theory and Practice of Organization Development Consulting offers a new approach for the practice of organization development (OD). The new approach, a habitus oriented OD (HOOD), sees consultees' thinking and behavior a result of habitus, a cognitive structure…

    Hardback – 2019-03-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Organizational Change & Development

  • The Instrument of Science: Scientific Anti-Realism Revitalised book cover

    The Instrument of Science

    Scientific Anti-Realism Revitalised, 1st Edition

    By Darrell P. Rowbottom

    Roughly, instrumentalism is the view that science is primarily, and should primarily be, an instrument for furthering our practical ends. It has fallen out of favour because historically influential variants of the view, such as logical positivism, suffered from serious defects. In this book,…

    Hardback – 2019-03-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • The Routledge Handbook of Emergence book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Emergence

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sophie Gibb, Robin Findlay Hendry, Tom Lancaster

    Emergence is often described as the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts: interactions among the components of a system lead to distinctive novel properties. It has been invoked to describe the flocking of birds, the phases of matter and human consciousness, along with many…

    Hardback – 2019-03-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • A Hundred Years of Phenomenology: Perspectives on a Philosophical Tradition book cover

    A Hundred Years of Phenomenology

    Perspectives on a Philosophical Tradition, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robin Small

    This title was first published in 2001. This collection of new essays on phenomenological themes reviews aspects of the philosophical movement which began with the publication in 1900-01 of Edmund Husserl's path-breaking Logical Investigations. A broad survey of phenomenology is particularly timely…

    Paperback – 2019-03-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Continental Philosophy

  • Routledge Library Editions: Metaphysics book cover

    Routledge Library Editions: Metaphysics

    1st Edition

    By Various

    Reissuing works originally published between 1937 and 1992, this collection of original texts addresses the philosophical realm of metaphysics, not only ontology but the philosophy of science, religion and morals. The theory of values and the theory of absolutes are the subject of more than one…

    Hardback – 2019-03-11
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    Routledge Library Editions: Metaphysics

  • Reality and Value: An Introduction to Metaphysics and an Essay on the Theory of Value book cover

    Reality and Value

    An Introduction to Metaphysics and an Essay on the Theory of Value, 1st Edition

    By Arthur Campbell Garnett

    Originally published in 1937. This book addresses the importance of the theory of values that rests on a general metaphysical understanding founded on a comprehensive view of all aspects of the world. The author speaks against the absolutist theories with a realistic one encompassing a theory of…

    Hardback – 2019-03-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Metaphysics

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