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Philosophy of social science : a new introduction / edited by Nancy Cartwright and Eleonora Montuschi.

Other author/creatorCartwright, Nancy editor.
Other author/creatorMontuschi, Eleonora, editor.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Descriptionx, 330 pages ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
Summary This is a much-needed new introduction to a field that has been transformed in recent years by exciting new subjects, ideas, and methods. It is designed both for students with central interests in philosophy and those planning to concentrate on the social sciences, and it presupposes no particular background in either domain. From the wide range of topics at the forefront of debate in philosophy of social science, the editors have chosen those which are representative of the most important and interesting contemporary work. A team of distinguished experts explore key aspects of the field such as social ontology (what are the things that social science studies?), objectivity, formal methods, measurement, and causal inference. Also included are chapters focused on notable subjects of social science research, such as well-being and climate change. Philosophy of Social Science provides a clear, accessible, and up-to-date guide to this fascinating field.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN9780199645091 hardback
ISBN0199645094 hardback
ISBN9780199645107 paperback
ISBN0199645108 paperback

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