Idea of a Social Science and Its Relation to Philosophy by Peter Winch
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Idea of a Social Science and Its Relation to Philosophy
By Peter Winch

The Idea of a Social Science and Its Relation to Philosophy

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Idea of a Social Science and Its Relation to Philosophy by Peter Winch

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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 had not yet joined the Humanities and the Natural Sciences as the third great domain of the Academy. A passionate defender of the importance of philosophy to a full understanding of 'society' against those who would deem it an irrelevant 'ivory towers' pursuit, Winch draws from the works of such thinkers as Ludwig Wittgenstein, J.S. Mill and Max Weber to make his case. In so doing he addresses the possibility and practice of a comprehensive 'science of society'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415423588
ISBN-10: 0415423589
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Winch

Peter Winch (1926-1997). Born in Walthamstow, Essex, Peter Winch was an internationally respected Philosopher and an influential student of Wittgenstein. The Idea of a Social Science and its Relation to Philosophy is his most famous work.

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