Description - Readings in the Philosophy of Social Science by Michael Martin
This anthology offers a selection of readings, plus three specially commissioned articles that encompass a broad range of topics in the field. The introductions to each section provide a map through the discipline. Covering the major areas in the discipline, including debates about explanation, methodological individualism, and the special sciences, this text could serve as a source for scholarship in the field. It could also be used as the basis for a course. The commissioned articles are: "Taylor on Interpretation and the Sciences of Man" by Michael Martin; "Microfoundations of Marxism" by D. Little; and "Evidential Constraints: Pragmatic Empiricism in Archaeology" by A. Wylie.
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Author Biography - Michael Martin
Lee McIntyre is a Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University. He is the author of Laws and Explanation in the Social Sciences: Defending a Science of Human Behavior.