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  1. Economics and Social Theory

    By Adam Lutzker

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Innovative and cutting-edge, this book proposes an alternative philosophical framework for economics which will reconfigure economics and social theory as historical disciplines that analyze successive standardizations of social practices. Using several tools from the poststructuralist arsenal...

    Published March 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Reality and Self-Realization

    Bhaskar's Metaphilosophical Journey toward Non-dual Emancipation

    By MinGyu Seo

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Since the publication of Roy Bhaskar’s A Realist Theory of Science in 1975, critical realism has been evolved as one of the new developments in the areas of philosophy of natural and social science which offers an alternatively fresh view to the existing theories including positivism and...

    Published March 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Distributive Justice

    By Michael Allingham

    This book presents a critical appraisal of the main theories of distributive justice. It develops the view that all such theories, or at least all liberal theories, may be seen as expressions of laissez-faire with compensations for factors that they consider to be morally arbitrary. More precisely...

    Published February 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Economic Methodology

    A Historical Introduction

    By Harro Maas

    Series: Economics as Social Theory

    Ever since the inception of economics over two hundred years ago, the tools at the discipline’s disposal have grown more and more more sophisticated. This book provides a historical introduction to the methodology of economics through the eyes of economists. The story begins with John...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Studies in Social Economics

    By Léon Walras

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    Léon Walras (1834–1910) is one of the four or five most important economic theorists in the history of the science. The present book is a complete English translation of the second edition (1936) of his Études d’économie sociale (1896), in which he applies economic theory to real problems, presents...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Hegel, Institutions and Economics

    Performing the Social

    By Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, Ivan Boldyrev

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Hegel’s philosophy has witnessed periods of revival and oblivion, at times considered to be an unrivalled and all-embracing system of thought, but often renounced with no less ardour. This book renews the dialogue with Hegel by looking at his legacy as a source of insight and judgement...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Capital as a Social Kind

    Definitions and Transformations in the Critique of Political Economy

    By Howard Engelskirchen

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Capital as a Social Kind provides an introduction to social kinds in social theory. Thinking about kinds, the way we sort the things of the world into categories -- water, for example, is a natural kind – has made an important contribution to our understanding of science in the last half century,...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Understanding Political Science Research Methods

    The Challenge of Inference

    By Maryann Barakso, Daniel M. Sabet, Brian Schaffner

    This text starts by explaining the fundamental goal of good political science research—the ability to answer interesting and important questions by generating valid inferences about political phenomena. Before the text even discusses the process of developing a research question, the authors...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Traditions of Systems Theory

    Major Figures and Contemporary Developments

    Edited by Darrell Arnold

    Series: Routledge Studies in Library and Information Science

    The term ‘systems theory’ is used to characterize a set of disparate yet related approaches to fields as varied as information theory, cybernetics, biology, sociology, history, literature, and philosophy. What unites each of these traditions of systems theory is a shared focus on general features...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Max Weber

    Collected Methodological Writings

    Edited by Hans Henrik Bruun, Sam Whimster

    Series: Weber in Translation

    Weber’s methodological writings form the bedrock of key ideas across the social sciences. His discussion of value freedom and value commitment, causality, understanding and explanation, theory building and ideal types have been of fundamental importance, and their impact remains undiminished today....

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge