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The Resource Critical realism, history, and philosophy in the social sciences, edited by Timothy Rutzou, George Steinmetz, (electronic book)

Critical realism, history, and philosophy in the social sciences, edited by Timothy Rutzou, George Steinmetz, (electronic book)

Label
Critical realism, history, and philosophy in the social sciences
Title
Critical realism, history, and philosophy in the social sciences
Statement of responsibility
edited by Timothy Rutzou, George Steinmetz
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Social science, history, and philosophy have often been neglect in thinking through their fundamentally intertwined relationship. The result is often an inattention to philosophy where social science and history is concerned, or a neglect of historicity and social analysis where philosophy is concerned. Meanwhile, the place of values in research is often uneasily passed over in silence. The inattention to, and loss of, the intersection between these different disciplines and their subject matters, leaves our investigations all the more impoverished as a result. In resolving these problems, it is not enough to strive for cooperation or integration, but to rethink of the nature of the disciplines themselves; their interests, purposes, and presuppositions. In this volume, contributors explore different facets of these relationships, and move beyond the problematics erected by positivism often cast in terms of value-free or value-neutral science, that is, a science obsessed with empirical data, schematic classifications, and the pursuit of law-like forms. While positivism has been subject to critique, the influence and legacy of positivism remains. It remains in the way in which we often think about science; the line drawn between the sciences and the humanities; the norms researchers should follow; what a successful explanation looks like; and the ethical, normative, and political implications of scientific research.Aimed at students and researchers of philosophy, history and the social sciences, this book is driven by a desire to revindicate questions concerning ontology and social ontology, to rethink the nature of explanation, and to resituate normativity and values within scientific, social scientific, and historical pursuits
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Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Dewey number
320
Index
index present
LC call number
B63
LC item number
.C75 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1957-
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  • Rutzou, Timothy
  • Steinmetz, George
Series statement
Political Power and Social Theory,
Series volume
v. 34
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  • Philosophy and social sciences
  • Social sciences and history
  • Ontology
Label
Critical realism, history, and philosophy in the social sciences, edited by Timothy Rutzou, George Steinmetz, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prelims
  • Crisis!? What crisis!? On social theory and reflexivity
  • After positivism: critical realism and historical sociology
  • Uses of value judgments in science: a general argument, with lessons from a case study of feminist research on divorce
  • Principles of reconstructive social theory
  • Conjunctures and assemblages: approaches to multicausal explanation in the human sciences
  • Strange bedfellows? Ontology, normativity, critical realism, and queer theory
  • Index
Control code
9781787566033
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 162 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781787566033
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Critical realism, history, and philosophy in the social sciences, edited by Timothy Rutzou, George Steinmetz, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prelims
  • Crisis!? What crisis!? On social theory and reflexivity
  • After positivism: critical realism and historical sociology
  • Uses of value judgments in science: a general argument, with lessons from a case study of feminist research on divorce
  • Principles of reconstructive social theory
  • Conjunctures and assemblages: approaches to multicausal explanation in the human sciences
  • Strange bedfellows? Ontology, normativity, critical realism, and queer theory
  • Index
Control code
9781787566033
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 162 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781787566033
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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