Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Philosophical Theory and Scientific Practice

by C. Mantzavinos

This volume is a unique contribution to the philosophy of the social sciences, presenting the results of cutting-edge philosophers' research alongside critical discussions by practicing social scientists. The book is motivated by the view that the philosophy of the social sciences cannot ignore the specific scientific practices according to which social scientific work is being conducted, and that it will be valuable only if it evolves in constant interaction with theoretical developments in the social sciences. With its unique format guaranteeing a genuine discussion between philosophers and social scientists, this thought-provoking volume extends the frontiers of the field. It will appeal to all scholars and students interested in the interplay between philosophy and the social sciences.
  • Cambridge University Press; September 2009
  • ISBN: 9780511629686
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  • Title: Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • Author: C. Mantzavinos (ed.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

In The Press

'This very interesting collection will provide a new framework for the discussion in the philosophy of the social sciences. Mantzavinos's volume will be a standard reading for any seminar on the philosophy of the social sciences.' Hans Albert, Heidelberg University