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The Resource The flight from reality in the human sciences, Ian Shapiro

The flight from reality in the human sciences, Ian Shapiro

Label
The flight from reality in the human sciences
Title
The flight from reality in the human sciences
Statement of responsibility
Ian Shapiro
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this captivating yet troubling book, Ian Shapiro offers a searing indictment of many influential practices in the social sciences and humanities today. Perhaps best known for his critique of rational choice theory, Shapiro expands his purview here. In discipline after discipline, he argues, scholars have fallen prey to inward-looking myopia that results from--and perpetuates--a flight from reality. In the method-driven academic culture we inhabit, argues Shapiro, researchers too often make display and refinement of their techniques the principal scholarly activity. The result is that they lose sight of the objects of their study. Pet theories and methodological blinders lead unwelcome facts to be ignored, sometimes not even perceived. The targets of Shapiro's critique include the law and economics movement, overzealous formal and statistical modeling, various reductive theories of human behavior, misguided conceptual analysis in political theory, and the Cambridge school of intellectual history
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shapiro, Ian
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social sciences
  • Sciences sociales
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • EDUCATION
  • Social sciences
  • Sociale wetenschappen
  • Onderzoek
  • Wetenschappelijke technieken
  • Theorieën
Label
The flight from reality in the human sciences, Ian Shapiro
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fear of not flying-- The difference that realism makes : social science and the politics of consent / Ian Shapiro and Alexander Wendt -- Revisiting the pathologies of rational choice / Donald Green and Ian Shapiro -- Richard Posner's praxis -- Gross concepts in political argument -- Problems, methods, and theories in the study of politics: or, what's wrong with political science and what to do about it -- The political science discipline : a comment on David Laitin
Control code
ocn438753607
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 223 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400826902
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttwtjm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)438753607
Label
The flight from reality in the human sciences, Ian Shapiro
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fear of not flying-- The difference that realism makes : social science and the politics of consent / Ian Shapiro and Alexander Wendt -- Revisiting the pathologies of rational choice / Donald Green and Ian Shapiro -- Richard Posner's praxis -- Gross concepts in political argument -- Problems, methods, and theories in the study of politics: or, what's wrong with political science and what to do about it -- The political science discipline : a comment on David Laitin
Control code
ocn438753607
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 223 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400826902
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttwtjm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)438753607

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