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Explanation in the Behavioural Sciences - Robert Borger

Explanation in the Behavioural Sciences

By: Robert Borger (Editor), Frank Cioffi (Editor)

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Published: 21st July 1975
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There are sharp differences among psychologists, sociologists, philosophers and others concerned with the behavioural and social sciences, not simply about the adequacy of particular explanatory systems, but about the very forms of explanation appropriate in this field. The editors have therefore invited a number of distinguished contributors to bring their views into direct confrontation - each chapter takes the form of an exposition, a comment and a final reply by the first author. This volume was first published in 1970.

Editor's Preface
Notes on contributors
Reasons and Causes
The explanation of purposive behaviour
Is the brain a physical system?
Conditioning and behaviour
Imperfect rationality
Understanding and explanation in sociology and social anthropology
Situational individualism and the emergent group-properties
The relevance of psychology to the explanation of social phenomena
The Skinnerian analysis of behaviour
Explanation and the concept of personality
Problems of explanation in linguistics
Freud and the idea of a pseudo-science
Index
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ISBN: 9780521099059
ISBN-10: 0521099056
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 536
Published: 21st July 1975
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.78