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Forthcoming Philosophy of Social Science Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Emile Durkheim

    Sociologist and Moralist

    Edited by Stephen Turner

    International scholarship over the last twenty years has produced a new understanding of Emile Durkheim as a thinker. It has contributed to reassembling what, for Durkheim, was always a whole: a sociological selection on morals and moral activism. This volume presents an overview of Durkheim's...

    To Be Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Rules, Magic and Instrumental Reason

    A Critical Interpretation of Peter Winch's Philosophy of the Social Sciences

    By Berel Dov Lerner

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy

    This book offers a systematic and critical discussion of Peter Winch's writings on the philosophy of the social sciences. The author points to Winch's tendency to over-emphasize the importance of language and communication, and his insufficient attention to the role of practical, technological...

    To Be Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Social Ontology and Modern Economics

    Edited by Stephen Pratten

    Series: Economics as Social Theory

    Economists increasingly recognise that engagement with social ontology – the study of the basic subject matter and constitution of social reality - can facilitate more relevant analysis. This growing recognition amongst economists of the importance of social ontology is due very considerably to the...

    To Be Published September 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Material Culture and Text

    The Art of Ambiguity

    By Christopher Tilley

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    Originally published in 1991, this is the first book-length exploration of post-structuralist discourse theory in archaeology. It tackles the most basic problem of historical and archaeological analysis - the relationship between text and artefact – in an analysis of prehistoric art fusing theory...

    To Be Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Archaeological Theory in Europe

    The Last Three Decades

    Edited by Ian Hodder

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    The 1980s witnessed exciting developments in theoretical writing in Western archaeology. Where previous decades were dominated by the Anglo-American perspective, or "New Archaeology", the recent years showed the European debate grow in confidence and vitality. This book, published in 1991, captures...

    To Be Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Knowledge

    The Philosophical Quest in History

    By Steve Fuller

    The theory of knowledge, or epistemology, is often regarded as a dry topic that bears little relation to actual knowledge practices. This book aims to correct this by showing the roots, developments and prospects of modern epistemology from its beginnings in the nineteenth century to the present...

    To Be Published October 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. A Fresh Look at Islam in a Multi-Faith World

    a philosophy for success through education

    By Matthew L.N. Wilkinson

    Series: New Studies in Critical Realism and Education (Routledge Critical Realism)

    A Fresh Look at Islam in a Multi-Faith World provides a comprehensively theorised and practical approach to thinking systematically and deeply about Islam and Muslims in a multi-faith world. It makes the case for a contemporary educational philosophy to help young Muslims surmount the challenges of...

    To Be Published October 29th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Mental as Physical

    By Edgar Wilson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Mind

    The central theme of this impressively argued study is that the mental and physical are identical. Drawing heavily on recent scientific research into the mind-brain relationship, Dr Wilson argues that human mentality, rationality and purposefulness are phenomena which come within the compass of...

    To Be Published October 29th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Studies in Applied Economics

    By Léon Walras

    Edited by Jan Van Daal

    Léon Walras (1834-1910) was one of the key thinkers behind the development of marginal utility theory and his introduction of general equilibrium theory is one of the cornerstones of modern economic thought. Now, his seminal work Études d'économie politique appliquée, first published in 1898, is...

    To Be Published November 1st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Hayek and Popper

    On Rationality, Economism, and Democracy

    By Mark Notturno

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    Karl Popper and Friedrich von Hayek are remembered as two of the twentieth century’s greatest proponents of open society. However, over the years, Hayek’s ideas have tended to be favoured over Popper’s in both academic and political discussions. This book aims to improve understanding of Popper’s...

    To Be Published November 5th 2014 by Routledge