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Semantics and Social Science

By Graham MacDonald, Philip Pettit

Routledge – 2010 – 194 pages

Series: Routledge Revivals

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Description

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.

Contents

1. Cross-cultural Understanding 2. The Understanding of Individuals: Humanism Versus Scientism 3. The Understanding of Institutions: Individualism Versus Collectivism 4. Truth and Value

Name: Semantics and Social Science (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Graham MacDonald, Philip Pettit. 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...
Categories: Sociology & Social Policy, Social Theory