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Finding philosophy in social science, Mario Bunge

Label
Finding philosophy in social science
Title
Finding philosophy in social science
Statement of responsibility
Mario Bunge
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Written by an eminent and original thinker in the philosophy of science, this book takes a fresh, unorthodox look at the key philosophical concepts and assumptions of the social sciences. Mario Bunge contends that social scientists (anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, economists, and historians) ought not to leave philosophy to philosophers, who have little expertise in or knowledge of the social sciences. Bunge urges social scientists to engage in serious philosophizing and philosophers to participate in social research. The two fields are interrelated, he says, and important advances in each can supply tools for solving problems in the other
  • Bunge analyzes concepts that the fields of philosophy and social science share, such as fact, cause, and value. He discusses assumptions and misassumptions involved in such current approaches as idealism, materialism, and subjectivism, and finds that none of the best-known philosophies helps to advance or even understand social science. In a highly critical appraisal of rational choice theories, Bunge insists that these models provide no solid substantive theory of society, nor do they help guide rational action. He offers ten criteria by which to evaluate philosophies of social science and proposes novel solutions to social science's methodological and philosophical problems. He argues forcefully that a particular union of rationalism, realism, and systemism is the logical and viable philosophical stance for social science practitioners
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1919-2020
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bunge, Mario
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social sciences
  • Sciences sociales
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Social sciences
  • Sociale wetenschappen
  • Filosofie
  • Wetenschapsfilosofie
  • Philosophie sociale
Label
Finding philosophy in social science, Mario Bunge
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-419) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Why Philosophy? -- From Fact to Theory. Fact ; Idea ; Inquiry ; Systematization -- From Explanation to Justification. Explanation and Prediction ; Empirical Operations ; Science et al. ; Values and Morals -- General Philosophy Problems in Social Science. Individualism and Holism ; Systemism ; Idealism and Materialism ; Intuitionism, Empiricism, Pragmatism, and Rationalism ; Subjectivism and Realism ; Between Reason and Fact: Rational Choice Theory -- Appendixes. State Space Representation ; Law and Rule ; The Logic of Theory Operationalization ; Utility: A Skeleton in the Closet of Rational Choice Theory ; Futility Theory ; Objective Value ; Utility as a Set
  • Introduction: Why Philosophy? -- 1. Fact -- 2. Idea -- 3. Inquiry -- 4. Systematization -- 5. Explanation and Prediction -- 6. Empirical Operations -- 7. Science et al. -- 8. Values and Morals -- 9. Individualism and Holism -- 10. Systemism -- 11. Idealism and Materialism -- 12. Intuitionism, Empiricism, Pragmatism, and Rationalism -- 13. Subjectivism and Realism -- 14. Between Reason and Fact: Rational Choice Theory -- App. 1. State Space Representation -- App. 2. Law and Rule -- App. 3. The Logic of Theory Operationalization -- App. 4. Utility: A Skeleton in the Closet of Rational Choice Theory -- App. 5. Futility Theory -- App. 6. Objective Value -- App. 7. Utility as a Set
Control code
ocn861792659
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 432 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300146233
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2zzjds
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861792659
Label
Finding philosophy in social science, Mario Bunge
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-419) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Why Philosophy? -- From Fact to Theory. Fact ; Idea ; Inquiry ; Systematization -- From Explanation to Justification. Explanation and Prediction ; Empirical Operations ; Science et al. ; Values and Morals -- General Philosophy Problems in Social Science. Individualism and Holism ; Systemism ; Idealism and Materialism ; Intuitionism, Empiricism, Pragmatism, and Rationalism ; Subjectivism and Realism ; Between Reason and Fact: Rational Choice Theory -- Appendixes. State Space Representation ; Law and Rule ; The Logic of Theory Operationalization ; Utility: A Skeleton in the Closet of Rational Choice Theory ; Futility Theory ; Objective Value ; Utility as a Set
  • Introduction: Why Philosophy? -- 1. Fact -- 2. Idea -- 3. Inquiry -- 4. Systematization -- 5. Explanation and Prediction -- 6. Empirical Operations -- 7. Science et al. -- 8. Values and Morals -- 9. Individualism and Holism -- 10. Systemism -- 11. Idealism and Materialism -- 12. Intuitionism, Empiricism, Pragmatism, and Rationalism -- 13. Subjectivism and Realism -- 14. Between Reason and Fact: Rational Choice Theory -- App. 1. State Space Representation -- App. 2. Law and Rule -- App. 3. The Logic of Theory Operationalization -- App. 4. Utility: A Skeleton in the Closet of Rational Choice Theory -- App. 5. Futility Theory -- App. 6. Objective Value -- App. 7. Utility as a Set
Control code
ocn861792659
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 432 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300146233
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2zzjds
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861792659

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