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Major Works: Philosophy of Social Science

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 14 new and published major works in the subject of Philosophy of Social Science — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. The Dual Vision

    Alfred Schutz and the Myth of Phenomenological Social Science

    By Robert Gorman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    This study, originally published in 1977, focuses on a critical examination of the life-work of Alfred Schutz, the most important and influential ‘father’ of several recent schools of empirical social research. The author shows why Shutz and his followers fail in their attempts to ‘humanize’...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Phenomenology, Language and the Social Sciences

    By Maurice Roche

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    This book looks at two ‘revolutions’ in philosophy – phenomenology and conceptual analysis which have been influential in sociology and psychology. It discusses humanistic psychiatry and sociological approaches to the specific area of mental illness, which counter the ultimately reductionist...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Sociology, Phenomenology and Marxian Analysis

    A Critical Discussion of the Theory and Practice of a Science of Society

    By Barry Smart

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    Sociology is an established academic discipline but there has been continuing debate over its status as a science and the nature of its subject matter. This led to the emergence of a phenomenological sociology and to critiques of positivist sociology. This critical reappraisal of the relevance of...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Phenomenology and the Social World

    The Philosophy of Merleau-Ponty and its Relation to the Social Sciences

    By Laurie Spurling

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    The term ‘phenomenology’ has become almost as over-used and emptied of meaning as that other word from Continental Philosophy, namely ‘existentialism’. Yet Husserl, who first put forward the phenomenological method, considered it a rigorous alternative to positivism, and in the hands of...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Phenomenology and the Science of Behaviour

    An Historical and Epistemological Approach

    By George Thinés

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    The value of psychology as a science has been challenged in phenomenology and in other epistemological trends. The main objective of this book is to draw the attention of students of human and animal behaviour to important achievements in phenomenological psychology and comparative physiology which...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Phenomenology and Marxism

    Edited by Bernhard Waldenfels, Jan M. Broekman, Ante Pažanin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    Originally published in English in 1984, this collection of essays documents a dialogue between phenomenology and Marxism, with the contributors representing a cross-section from the two traditions. The theoretical and historical presuppositions of the phenomenology inaugurated by Husserl are very...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  7. RLE: Michel Foucault (5 Vols)

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Michel Foucault

    Providing a detailed and in depth analysis of one of the most important sociologists of the twentieth century, this Routledge Library Edition brings together some of the most significant and insightful scholarship on Michel Foucault published in the past quarter of a century....

    Published December 8th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Philosophy of Science and Sociology

    From the Methodological Doctrine to Research Practice

    By Edmund Mokrzycki

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1983. This book concentrates on the impact of philosophy of science on sociology and other disciplines. It argues that the impact of the philosophy of science on sociology from the rise of the Vienna Circle until the mid-1980s resulted in a deep-reaching and, in the author’s...

    Published August 18th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Evidence and Meaning

    Studies in Analytic Philosophy

    By Robert J Fogelin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1967. This is an examination of warrant statements – statements which indicated something about the grounds on behalf of some further judgement, choice or action. The first part of the study is concerned with the role of warrant statements in theoretical discourse; while the...

    Published August 15th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Beyond Empiricism

    Philosophy of Science in Sociology

    Edited by Andrew Tudor

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1982. This volume explores some features of modern philosophy of science from the point of view of their utility for sociology’s self-understanding. Recently philosophers of science have broken with the empiricism once fundamental to their discipline, and have sought...

    Published August 15th 2008 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Material Culture and Text: The Art of Ambiguity
    By Christopher Tilley
    To Be Published October 19th 2014
  2. Archaeological Theory in Europe: The Last Three Decades
    Edited by Ian Hodder
    To Be Published October 19th 2014
  3. The Mental as Physical
    By Edgar Wilson
    To Be Published October 28th 2014
  4. Deleuze and Guattari on Architecture
    Edited by Graham Livesey
    To Be Published February 28th 2015

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