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Title: PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
A NEW INTRODUCTION
By: Nancy Cartwright (Editor), Eleonora Montuschi (Editor)
Format: Hardback

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ISBN 10: 0199645094
ISBN 13: 9780199645091
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Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pub. date: 6 November, 2014
Pages: 342
Description: 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 for students in both philosophy and the social sciences. Topics include ontology, objectivity, method, measurement, and causal inference, and such issues as well-being and climate change.
Synopsis: 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.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Oxford University Press
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