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Handbook of Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology : A Volume in the Handbook of the Philosophy of Science Series - Stephen Turner

Handbook of Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology

A Volume in the Handbook of the Philosophy of Science Series

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2006
ISBN: 9780444515421
Number Of Pages: 900

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This volume concerns philosophical issues that arise from the practice of anthropology and sociology. The essays cover a wide range of issues, including traditional questions in the philosophy of social science as well as those specific to these disciplines. Authors attend to the historical development of the current debates and set the stage for future work.
- Comprehensive survey of philosophical issues in anthropology and sociology
- Historical discussion of important debates
- Applications to current research in anthropology and sociology

General Prefacep. v
Prefacep. xi
List of Contributorsp. xiii
Sociology and Quantification
Defining a Discipline: Sociology and its Philosophical Problems, from Its Classics to 1945p. 3
Measurementp. 71
The Intersection of Philosophy and Theory Construction: The Problem of the Origin of Elements in a Theoryp. 121
Causal Models in the Social Sciencesp. 157
Individualism and Holism
Functional Explanation and Evolutionary Social Sciencep. 213
Evolutionary Explanationsp. 249
Holism and Superveniencep. 311
Levels of the Socialp. 343
Rational Choicep. 373
Anthropology, Culture and Interpretation
Ethnography and Culturep. 399
Categories and Classification in the Social Sciencesp. 429
Hermeneutic and Phenomenological Approachesp. 459
The Origins of Ethnomethodologyp. 485
Philosophy of Archaeology; Philosophy in Archaeologyp. 517
Rationality and Normativity
Relativism and Historicismp. 553
The Problem of Apparently Irrational Beliefsp. 591
Language and Translationp. 607
Practice Theoryp. 639
Naturalism without Fearsp. 683
Critical Approaches
We, Heirs of Enlightenment: Critical Theory, Democracy, and Social Sciencep. 711
Race in the Social Sciencesp. 735
Feminist Anthropology and Sociology: Issues for Social Sciencep. 755
What's 'New' in the Sociology of Knowledge?p. 791
Indexp. 859
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ISBN: 9780444515421
ISBN-10: 0444515429
Series: Handbook of the Philosophy of Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 900
Published: 1st November 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.5  x 3.86
Weight (kg): 1.74