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Forthcoming Philosophy of Social Science Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Logic of Personal Knowledge

    Essays Presented to M. Polanyi on his Seventieth Birthday, 11th March, 1961

    Edited by Polanyi Festschrift Committee

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    Originally published in 1961. Michael Polanyi was a polymath who influenced economics and the sciences as well as philosophy. His wide-ranging research in physical science is as well-known as his work on freedom and knowledge and his arguments against positivism and reductionism. This collection of...

    To Be Published May 11th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Mobilities and Foucault

    Edited by Katharina Manderscheid, Tim Schwanen, David Tyfield

    Although Foucault’s work has been employed and embraced enthusiastically by some ‘mobilities’ scholars, discussion across these two traditions to date has mostly been partial and unsystematic. Yet Foucault’s work can make critical contributions, for example, to thinking about governing mobilities...

    To Be Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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 May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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 May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Naturalizing Critical Realist Social Ontology

    By Tuukka Kaidesoja

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    This important book provides detailed critiques of the method of transcendental argumentation and the transcendental realist account of the concept of causal power that are among the core tenets of the bhaskarian version of critical realism. Kaidesoja also assesses the notions of human agency,...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Integrating Knowledge Through Interdisciplinary Research

    Problems of Theory and Practice

    By Dominic Holland

    Series: Critical Realism: Interventions (Routledge Critical Realism)

    In this important new text, Holland seeks to explain, by means of social scientific and philosophical inquiry, the difficulties that researchers often experience when attempting to integrate knowledge from different academic disciplines, either individually or as part of a team of subject...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Dialectics in World Politics

    Edited by Shannon Brincat

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    This volume explores the conceptual, methodological and praxeological aspects of dialectical analysis in world politics. As dialectics has remained an under-theorised analytical tool in international relations, this volume provides a critical resource for those seeking to deploy dialectics in their...

    To Be Published June 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Idea of a Social Science and Its Relation to Philosophy

    By Peter Winch

    Series: Routledge Classics

    In the fiftieth anniversary of this book’s first release, Winch’s argument remains as crucial as ever. Originally published in 1958, The Idea of a Social Science and Its Relation to Philosophy was a landmark exploration of the social sciences, written at a time when that field was still young and...

    To Be Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Economics Made Fun

    Philosophy of the pop-economics

    Edited by N. Emrah Aydinonat, Jack J Vromen

    Best-selling books such as Freakonomics and The Undercover Economist have paved the way for the flourishing economics-made-fun genre. While books like these present economics as a strong and explanatory science, the ongoing economic crisis has exposed the shortcomings of economics to the general...

    To Be Published June 19th 2015 by Routledge