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How Does Social Science Work?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 414

How Does Social Science Work?

The culmination of a lifetime spent in a variety of fields - sociology, anthropology, economics, psychology, and philosophy of science - -How Does Social Science Work? takes an innovative, sometimes iconoclastic look at social scientists at work in many disciplines. It describes how they investigate and the kinds of truth they produce, illuminating the weaknesses and dangers inherent in their research. At once an analysis, a critique, and a synthesis, this major study begins by surveying philosophical approaches to hermeneutics, to examine the question of how social science ought to work. It illustrates many of its arguments with untraditional examples, such as the reception of the work of t...

Patterns of Discovery in the Social Sciences
  • Language: en

Patterns of Discovery in the Social Sciences

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-07-05
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Social scientists are often vexed because their work does not satisfy the criteria of "scientific" methodology developed by philosophers of science and logicians who use the natural sciences as their model. In this study, Paul Diesing defines science not by reference to these arbitrary norms delineated by those outside the field but in terms of norms implicit in what social scientists actually do in their everyday work.

Science and Ideology in the Policy Sciences
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 483

Science and Ideology in the Policy Sciences

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-07-05
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  • Publisher: Routledge

The purpose of this book is to examine how ideology operates--in the sense of influencing the conduct of inquiry--in the policy sciences, defined as economics, political science, and sociology. The author seeks to identify the main ideologies and show how each ideology produces a preference for certain problems, methods, and hypotheses; how it sensitizes scientists to certain phenomena and suggests certain interpretations of those phenomena; and how it closes off other phenomena and concepts from investigation and testing, or at least distorts that investigation. In this book, Diesing critically examines all the major schools of policy-related social thought from 1930 to 1975. He deals with ...

Reason in Society
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Reason in Society

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-03
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Conflict Among Nations
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 596

Conflict Among Nations

  • Categories: Law

How do nations act in a crisis? This book seeks to answer that question both theoretically and historically. It tests and synthesizes theories of political behavior by comparing them with the historical record. The authors apply theories of bargaining, game theory, information processing, decision-making, and international systems to case histories of sixteen crises that occurred during a seventy-five year period. The result is a revision and integration of diverse concepts and the development of a new empirical theory of international conflict. Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Hegel's Dialectical Political Economy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 190

Hegel's Dialectical Political Economy

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1999
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Most modern philosophers distinguish their work sharply from social science; they deal with logical truths and arguments, not empirical matters. Hegel, however, did not make this distinction; he used his dialectical method to study the structure and dynamics of his own society. In this book, Paul Diesing goes over, step by step, the dialectical method in Hegel’s Philosophy of Right . Diesing then shows how the method can be applied to research on our own society.Reseach examples include: family relations; industrial market dynamics (including the auto, steel, computer and airline industries); the development of finance capitalism and the globalizing economy; and, most importantly, political structures and processes. Hegel’s Dialectical Political Economy shows how dialectical thinking can help one do research on current society and its problems.

Roads to Reason
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 296

Roads to Reason

Hartwig views the Columbian Ministry of Public Works, applying a theoretical model of rationality and responsibility to view how policy failures were caused by faulty definitions of problems and mistaken approaches in building Andean Highways from 1922-1974. This book will interest those involved in policy administration, organization theory, and policy planning in both developed and developing countries.

Roosevelt and the Munich Crisis
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 313

Roosevelt and the Munich Crisis

Franklin Roosevelt's intentions during the three years between Munich and Pearl Harbor have been a source of controversy among historians for decades. Barbara Farnham offers both a theory of how the domestic political context affects foreign policy decisions in general and a fresh interpretation of FDR's post-Munich policies based on the insights that the theory provides. Between 1936 and 1938, Roosevelt searched for ways to influence the deteriorating international situation. When Hitler's behavior during the Munich crisis showed him to be incorrigibly aggressive, FDR settled on aiding the democracies, a course to which he adhered until America's entry into the war. This policy attracted hi...

Epistemology, Methodology, and the Social Sciences
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 270

Epistemology, Methodology, and the Social Sciences

The last decades have seen major reformations in the philosophy and history of science. What has been called 'post-positivist' philosophy of science has introduced radically new concerns with historical, social, and valuative components of scientific thought in the natural sciences, and has raised up the demons of relativism, subjectivism and sociologism to haunt the once calm precincts of objectivity and realism. Though these disturbances intruded upon what had seemed to be the logically well-ordered domain of the philoso phy of the natural sciences, they were no news to the social sciences. There, the messy business of human action, volition, decision, the considerations of practical purpo...

Politics and Uncertainty
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 343

Politics and Uncertainty

Uncertainty is an ever-present and ineradicable aspect of politics. It affects all important issues of governance and policy, in both domestic and international contexts. Rather than treating the uncertainty of politics as a mystery, this book provides an original and direct treatment of political uncertainty as a scientifically-knowable phenomenon with well-defined principles and substantive properties. Specific applications of this theory of political uncertainty are demonstrated in diverse areas of politics, examining such questions as when and how wars break out, when and how governments collapse, and when and how political cooperation emerges. The author shows how probability and mathematical modeling can play a central role in understanding such complex and fundamental issues.