Cart
Free Shipping in the UK
Proud to be B-Corp

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science Harold Kincaid (Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy, University of Alabama-Birmingham)

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science By Harold Kincaid (Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy, University of Alabama-Birmingham)

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science by Harold Kincaid (Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy, University of Alabama-Birmingham)


£36.39
Condition - New
Only 2 left

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science Summary

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science by Harold Kincaid (Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy, University of Alabama-Birmingham)

The philosophy of the social sciences considers the underlying explanatory powers of the social (or human) sciences, such as history, economics, anthropology, politics, and sociology. The type of questions covered includes the methodological (the nature of observations, laws, theories, and explanations) to the ontological - whether or not these sciences can explain human nature in a way consistent with common-sense beliefs. This Handbook is a major, comprehensive look at the key ideas in the field, is guided by several principles. The first is that the philosophy of social science should be closely connected to, and informed by, developments in the sciences themselves. The second is that the volume should appeal to practicing social scientists as well as philosophers, with the contributors being both drawn from both ranks, and speaking to ongoing controversial issues in the field. Finally, the volume promotes connections across the social sciences, with greater internal discussion and interaction across disciplinary boundaries.

About Harold Kincaid (Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy, University of Alabama-Birmingham)

Harold Kincaid is Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town and Visiting Professor at the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Introduction: Doing Philosophy of Social Science, Harold Kincaid Part 1. Mechanisms, Explanation and Causation 2. Micro, Macro, and Mechanisms, Petri Ylikoski 3. Mechanisms, Causal Modeling, and the Limitations of Traditional Multiple Regression, Harold Kincaid 4. Process Tracing and Causal Mechanisms, David Waldner 5. Descriptive-causal Generalizations:"Empirical Laws" in the Social Sciences?, Gary Goertz 6. Useful Causal Complexity, David Byrne and Emma Uprichard 7. Partial Explanations in Social Science, Robert Northcott 8. Counterfactuals, Julian Reiss 9. Mechanistic Social Probability: How Individual Choices and Varying Circumstances Produce Stable Social Patterns, Marshall Abrams Part II. Evidence 10. The Impact of Duhemian Principles on Social Science Testing and Progress, Fred Chernoff 11. Philosophy and the Practice of Bayesian Statistics in the Social Sciences, Andrew Gelman and Cosma Rohilla Shalizi 12. Sciences of Historical Tokens and Theoretical Types: History and the Social Sciences, Aviezer Tucker 13. RCTs, Evidence and Predicting Policy Effectiveness, Nancy Cartwright 14. Bringing Context and Variability Back in to Causal Analysis, Stephen Morgan and Christopher Winship 15. The Potential Value of Computational Models in Social Science Research, Ken Kollman Part III. Norms, Culture and the Social-Psychological 16. Models of Culture, Mark Risjord 17. Norms, David Henderson 18. The Evolutionary Programme in Social Philosophy, Francesco Guala 19. Cultural Evolution: Integration and Scepticism, Tim Lewens 20. Coordination and the Foundations of Social Intelligence, Don Ross 21. Making Race Out of Nothing: Psychologically Constrained Social Roles, Ron Mallon and Daniel Kelly Part IV. Sociology of Knowledge 22. A Feminist Empirical and Integrative Approach in Political Science: Breaking-Down the Glass Wall?, Amy G. Mazur 23. Social Constructions of Mental Illness, Allan Horwitz Part V. Normative Connections 24. Cooperation and Reciprocity: Empirical Evidence and Normative Implications, James Woodward 25. Evaluating Social Policy, Daniel M. Hausman 26. Values and the Science of Well-being: A Recipe for Mixing, Anna Alexandrova

Additional information

NLS9780190845773
9780190845773
0190845775
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science by Harold Kincaid (Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy, University of Alabama-Birmingham)
New
Paperback
Oxford University Press Inc
2017-09-07
678
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a new book - be the first to read this copy. With untouched pages and a perfect binding, your brand new copy is ready to be opened for the first time

Customer Reviews - The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science