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Social science and complexity : the scientific foundations, Ian T. King

Label
Social science and complexity : the scientific foundations
Title
Social science and complexity
Title remainder
the scientific foundations
Statement of responsibility
Ian T. King
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Ian Trevor
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social sciences
  • Science
  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
Label
Social science and complexity : the scientific foundations, Ian T. King
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-241) and index
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Pt. 1.
  • Natural Sciences and the Social Sciences.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 1.
  • Search for Consilience: The Use and Abuse of Natural Science Methodology as a Model for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
  • p. 3
  • Ch. 2.
  • Scientific Metaphor and Public Policy: The Socio-Political Consequences of the Philosophy of Social Science.
  • p. 19
  • Pt. 2.
  • Holistic-Relational Sciences.
  • p. 37
  • Ch. 3.
  • Quantum-Holography.
  • p. 39
  • Ch. 4.
  • Chaos Theory.
  • p. 47
  • Ch. 5.
  • Neo-Evolutionary Theory.
  • p. 57
  • Ch. 6.
  • Complexity Theory and Self-Organized Criticality.
  • p. 75
  • Ch. 7.
  • Synthesis: The Science of Holistic-Relationism: Consilience Achieved.
  • p. 87
  • Pt. 3.
  • Dimensions of Holistic-Relational Social Science.
  • p. 95
  • Ch. 8.
  • Historical Trajectory and the Rise and Fall of Social Systems.
  • p. 97
  • Ch. 9.
  • Innovation and Learning in System Change and Stability.
  • p. 109
  • Ch. 10.
  • Methodological Individualism, The Micro-Macro Problem, and Whole Systems Behavior.
  • p. 121
  • Ch. 11.
  • Matter and Materialism.
  • p. 137
  • Ch. 12.
  • Reason, Objectivism, and Empirical Laws.
  • p. 143
  • Ch. 13.
  • Simplicity, Linearity, and Predictability.
  • p. 157
  • Ch. 14.
  • Determinism and Freedom.
  • p. 163
  • Ch. 15.
  • Subjectivism and Choice.
  • p. 173
  • Ch. 16.
  • Sociobiology and the Nature-Nurture Debate.
  • p. 179
  • Pt. 4.
  • Holistic-Relational Social Science, Politics, and Economics.
  • p. 191
  • Ch. 17.
  • Applications of Holistic-Relational Science.
  • p. 193
  • Ch. 18.
  • Politics, Economics, and Democracy.
  • p. 205
  • Postscriptum "What should we have learned?".
  • p. 227
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 233
  • Index.
  • p. 243
Control code
l80000062455
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 246 p.
Isbn
9781560728474
Lccn
lc00062455
Label
Social science and complexity : the scientific foundations, Ian T. King
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-241) and index
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Pt. 1.
  • Natural Sciences and the Social Sciences.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 1.
  • Search for Consilience: The Use and Abuse of Natural Science Methodology as a Model for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
  • p. 3
  • Ch. 2.
  • Scientific Metaphor and Public Policy: The Socio-Political Consequences of the Philosophy of Social Science.
  • p. 19
  • Pt. 2.
  • Holistic-Relational Sciences.
  • p. 37
  • Ch. 3.
  • Quantum-Holography.
  • p. 39
  • Ch. 4.
  • Chaos Theory.
  • p. 47
  • Ch. 5.
  • Neo-Evolutionary Theory.
  • p. 57
  • Ch. 6.
  • Complexity Theory and Self-Organized Criticality.
  • p. 75
  • Ch. 7.
  • Synthesis: The Science of Holistic-Relationism: Consilience Achieved.
  • p. 87
  • Pt. 3.
  • Dimensions of Holistic-Relational Social Science.
  • p. 95
  • Ch. 8.
  • Historical Trajectory and the Rise and Fall of Social Systems.
  • p. 97
  • Ch. 9.
  • Innovation and Learning in System Change and Stability.
  • p. 109
  • Ch. 10.
  • Methodological Individualism, The Micro-Macro Problem, and Whole Systems Behavior.
  • p. 121
  • Ch. 11.
  • Matter and Materialism.
  • p. 137
  • Ch. 12.
  • Reason, Objectivism, and Empirical Laws.
  • p. 143
  • Ch. 13.
  • Simplicity, Linearity, and Predictability.
  • p. 157
  • Ch. 14.
  • Determinism and Freedom.
  • p. 163
  • Ch. 15.
  • Subjectivism and Choice.
  • p. 173
  • Ch. 16.
  • Sociobiology and the Nature-Nurture Debate.
  • p. 179
  • Pt. 4.
  • Holistic-Relational Social Science, Politics, and Economics.
  • p. 191
  • Ch. 17.
  • Applications of Holistic-Relational Science.
  • p. 193
  • Ch. 18.
  • Politics, Economics, and Democracy.
  • p. 205
  • Postscriptum "What should we have learned?".
  • p. 227
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 233
  • Index.
  • p. 243
Control code
l80000062455
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 246 p.
Isbn
9781560728474
Lccn
lc00062455

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