Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
The Philosophy of Social Science

The Philosophy of Social Science
An Introduction

$37.99 (P)

Part of Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy

  • Date Published: September 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521447805

$ 37.99 (P)
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
eBook


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • This new interdisciplinary textbook by Martin Hollis offers an exceptionally clear and concise introduction to the philosophy of social science. It unearths central philosophical problems underlying the standard ways of thinking about social institutions and social actions, leading the reader to reflect upon the nature of scientific method itself. Is the aim to explain the social world after the manner of the natural world, or to understand it from within? Writing in his characteristically clear and incisive prose, Martin Hollis reveals the crucial role to be played by philosophy in the study of the social sciences.

    • Hollis is a well-known author and enjoys good reputation for clarity of writing
    • Very broad potential market - politics, sociology, international relations, economics as well as philosophy
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521447805
    • length: 277 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 138 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.385kg
    • contains: 18 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction: problems of structure and action
    2. Discovering truth: the rationalist way
    3. Positive science: the empiricist way
    4. Ants, spiders and bees: a third way?
    5. Systems and functions
    6. Games with rational agents
    7. Understanding social action
    8. Self and roles
    9. Explaining and understanding
    10. A value-neutral social science?
    11. Rationality and relativism
    12. Conclusion: two stories to tell
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Martin Hollis

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×