Philosophy of Social Science: The Philosophical Foundations of Social Thought
by Ian Craib
Philosophers and social scientists share a common goal: to explore fundamental truths about ourselves and the nature of the world in which we live. But in what ways do these two distinct disciplines inform each other and arrive at these truths? The 10th anniversary edition of this highly regarded text directly responds to such issues as it introduces students to the philos...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 15th 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published August 25th 2001)
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This very small very dense series of essays authored by Benton and Craib surprised again and again, perhaps because of my profound ignorance of both philosophy and social science. The book turns out to be a good way to review the 20th century development of both fields. I especially like Craib's quik&dirty tour from Weber to post-modernism.