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Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Towards Pragmatism

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In this ground-breaking new text, Patrick Baert analyses the central perspectives in the philosophy of social science, critically investigating the work of Durkheim, Weber, Popper, critical realism, critical theory, and Rorty's neo pragmatism. Places key writers in their social and political contexts, helping to make their ideas meaningful to students. Shows how these authors? views have practical uses in empirical research. Lively approach that makes complex ideas understandable to upper-level students, as well as having scholarly appeal.

Product code: 9780745622477

ISBN 9780745622477
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H226xW152xS18
No. Of Pages 264
Publisher Polity Press
* A comprehensive analysis of central perspectives in the philosophy of the social sciences. * Places key writers in their social and political contexts, helping to make their ideas meaningful to students. * Shows how these authors' views have practical uses in empirical research.