Philosophy of Social Science

Philosophy of Social Science

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This is a much-needed new introduction to a field that has been transformed in recent years by exciting new subjects, ideas, and methods. It is designed both for students with central interests in philosophy and those planning to concentrate on the social sciences, and it presupposes no particular background in either domain. From the wide range of topics at the forefront of debate in philosophy of social science, the editors have chosen those which are representative of the most important and interesting contemporary work. A team of distinguished experts explore key aspects of the field such as social ontology (what are the things that social science studies?), objectivity, formal methods, measurement, and causal inference. Also included are chapters focused on notable subjects of social science research, such as well-being and climate change. Philosophy of Social Science provides a clear, accessible, and up-to-date guide to this fascinating field.By calling the conflict a civil war we are stuck in the middle: the naming implies that therea#39;s an appreciable amount of force used on both sides, and neither of the two parties would be happy with that. ... Rather, war scholars use case studies and statistical analysis to find out what kinds of categories help them understand conflicts and accomplish other goals they have in viewa€”like monitoring what isanbsp;...

Title:Philosophy of Social Science
Author: Nancy Cartwright, Eleonora Montuschi
Publisher:OUP Oxford - 2014-11-06

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