Varieties of Social Explanation
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Social Science
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An introduction to the philosophy of social science with an emphasis on the central forms of explanation in social science: rational-intentional, causal, functional, structural, materialist, and interpretive. The book offers a treatment of rational choice theory, microfoundations for social explanation, the idea of supervenience, functionalism, and current discussions of relativism. This edition includes an extensive new introduction, "Philosophy and Social Knowledge".
- Category: Philosophy
- Published: Mar 30, 2012
- Publisher: Daniel Little
- Seller: Daniel Little
- Print Length: 269 Pages
- Language: English