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Description - The Philosophy of Social Science by Martin Hollis

This textbook by Martin Hollis offers an exceptionally clear and concise introduction to the philosophy of social science. It examines questions which give rise to fundamental philosophical issues. Are social structures better conceived of as systems of laws and forces, or as webs of meanings and practices? Is social action better viewed as rational behaviour, or as self-expression? By exploring such questions, the reader is led to reflect upon the nature of scientific method in social science. Is the aim to explain the social world after a manner worked out for the natural world, or to understand the social world from within?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521447805
ISBN-10: 0521447801
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Pages: 277
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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