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Social Philosophy Rle Social Theory

Social Philosophy  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Hans Fink
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-08-07
ISBN: 131765112X
Size: 42.87 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 126
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Social Philosophy Rle Social Theory

by Hans Fink, Social Philosophy Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Social Philosophy Rle Social Theory books, The programmes of political parties and movements are attempts to formulate policies or guidelines in relation to social change. Social philosophy concerns the fundamental issues on which those programmes divide. This introductory work gives an account of several highly influential systems of social philosophy – systems which serve as the landmarks by reference to which modern discussions still orientate themselves. The description of various stages in the history of social philosophy is set within an account of its changing social environment – from feudalism and the philosophy of Aquinas to the rise of the working class and socialism. The book confines itself to the Western tradition and one could say that it charts the rise and fall of the free market as the central institution and the key to the understanding of society.



Social Theory And Political Practice Rle Social Theory

Social Theory and Political Practice  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Brian Fay
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-08-27
ISBN: 1317652282
Size: 38.79 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 120
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Social Theory And Political Practice Rle Social Theory

by Brian Fay, Social Theory And Political Practice Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Social Theory And Political Practice Rle Social Theory books, This book examines the question of how our knowledge of social life affects, and ought to affect, our way of living it. In so doing, it critically discusses two epistemological models of social science – the positivist and the interpretive – from the viewpoint of the political theories which, it is argued, are implicit in these models; moreover, it proposes a third model – the critical – which is organised around an explicit account of the relation between social theory and practical life. The book has the special merit of being a good overview of the principal current ideas about the relation between social theory and political practice, as well as an attempt at providing a new and more satisfactory account of this relationship. To accomplish this task, it synthesises work from the analytic philosophy of social science with that of the neo-Marxism of the Frankfurt school.



Value Theory In Philosophy And Social Science Rle Social Theory

Value Theory in Philosophy and Social Science  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: James B. Wilbur
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-08-13
ISBN: 1317650492
Size: 15.61 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 164
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Value Theory In Philosophy And Social Science Rle Social Theory

by James B. Wilbur, Value Theory In Philosophy And Social Science Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Value Theory In Philosophy And Social Science Rle Social Theory books, The annual Conferences on Value Inquiry bring together philosophers, scientists and humanists to discuss the many facets of the problem of value in the experience of the individual and in contemporary society. One of the criteria in choosing papers for the Conference is the ability to stimulate discussion and clarification. The papers in the present volumes show deep concern with the problems and responsibilities in making choices of value.



Rationality And The Social Sciences Rle Social Theory

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Author: S.I. Benn
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-08-21
ISBN: 131765126X
Size: 19.83 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 422
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Rationality And The Social Sciences Rle Social Theory

by S.I. Benn, Rationality And The Social Sciences Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rationality And The Social Sciences Rle Social Theory books, The concepts of rationality that are used by social scientists in the formation of hypotheses, models and explanations are explored in this collection of original papers by a number of distinguished philosophers and social scientists. The aim of the book is to display the variety of the concepts used, to show the different roles they play in theories of very different kinds over a wide range of disciplines, including economics, sociology, psychology, political science and anthropology, and to assess the explanatory and predictive power that a theory can draw from such concepts.



Value Theory In Philosophy And Social Science

Value Theory in Philosophy and Social Science PDF
Author: James Benjamin Wilbur
Publisher: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory
Release: 2015-12-18
ISBN: 9781138986664
Size: 36.94 MB
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Category : Values
Languages : en
Pages : 168
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Value Theory In Philosophy And Social Science

by James Benjamin Wilbur, Value Theory In Philosophy And Social Science Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Value Theory In Philosophy And Social Science books, The annual Conferences on Value Inquiry bring together philosophers, scientists and humanists to discuss the many facets of the problem of value in the experience of the individual and in contemporary society. One of the criteria in choosing papers for the Conference is the ability to stimulate discussion and clarification. The papers in the present volumes show deep concern with the problems and responsibilities in making choices of value.



The Hermeneutic Imagination Rle Social Theory

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Author: Josef Bleicher
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-08-13
ISBN: 1317651804
Size: 36.76 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 180
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The Hermeneutic Imagination Rle Social Theory

by Josef Bleicher, The Hermeneutic Imagination Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Hermeneutic Imagination Rle Social Theory books, In his previous book, Contemporary Hermeneutics, Josef Bleicher offered an introduction to the subject, locating it mainly within the philosophy of social science, and looking at the profound impact it is having on a wide range of intellectual pursuits. This book follows on from this and expounds the author's view that the development of the hermeneutic imagination is an indispensable condition for reflexive sociological work and emancipatory social practice. Dr Bleicher examines the various approaches to sociology – empiricist, functionalist, structuralist, interpretive, critical – by reference to a hermeneutic paradigm, and shows how the hermeneutic imagination leads to a redirection in sociology, away from scientistic presuppositions and towards an awareness of the dialogue which links the subject and object in the study of social phenomena. He argues that by allowing the hermeneutic imagination to develop, it is possible to counter the steering of social processes on the basis of technocratic imperatives, and to provide a rational anticipation of a better future.



Philosophical Foundations Of The Three Sociologies Rle Social Theory

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Author: Ted Benton
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-09-19
ISBN: 1317651421
Size: 17.14 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 236
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Philosophical Foundations Of The Three Sociologies Rle Social Theory

by Ted Benton, Philosophical Foundations Of The Three Sociologies Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Philosophical Foundations Of The Three Sociologies Rle Social Theory books, An extended historical and philosophical argument, this book will be a valuable text for all students of the philosophy of the social sciences. It discusses the serious alternatives to positivist and empiricist accounts of the physical sciences, and poses the debate between naturalism and anti-naturalism in the social sciences in new terms. Recent materialist and realist philosophies of science make possible a defence of naturalism which does not make concessions to positivism and which recognizes the force of several of the anti-positivist arguments from the main anti-naturalist (neo-Kantian) tradition. The author presents a critical evaluation of empiricist and positivist theories of knowledge, and investigates some classic attempts at using them to provide the philosophical foundation for a scientific sociology. He takes the Kantian critique of empiricism as the starting point for the main anti-positivist and anti-naturalist philosophical approaches to the social studies. He goes on to investigate the inadequacy of post-Kantian arguments from Rickert, Weber, Winch and others, both against non-positivist forms of naturalism and as the possible source of a distinctive philosophical foundation for the social studies. The book concludes with a critical investigation of the Marxian tradition and an attempt to establish the possibility of a materialist and realist defence of the project of a natural science of history, which escapes the fundamental flaws of both positivist and neo-Kantian attempts at philosophical foundation.



Social Philosophy Rle Social Theory

Social Philosophy  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Hans Fink
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-08-07
ISBN: 1317651111
Size: 37.63 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 126
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Social Philosophy Rle Social Theory

by Hans Fink, Social Philosophy Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Social Philosophy Rle Social Theory books, The programmes of political parties and movements are attempts to formulate policies or guidelines in relation to social change. Social philosophy concerns the fundamental issues on which those programmes divide. This introductory work gives an account of several highly influential systems of social philosophy – systems which serve as the landmarks by reference to which modern discussions still orientate themselves. The description of various stages in the history of social philosophy is set within an account of its changing social environment – from feudalism and the philosophy of Aquinas to the rise of the working class and socialism. The book confines itself to the Western tradition and one could say that it charts the rise and fall of the free market as the central institution and the key to the understanding of society.



Science And The Sociology Of Knowledge Rle Social Theory

Science and the Sociology of Knowledge  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Michael Mulkay
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-08-07
ISBN: 1317651170
Size: 11.64 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 138
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Science And The Sociology Of Knowledge Rle Social Theory

by Michael Mulkay, Science And The Sociology Of Knowledge Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Science And The Sociology Of Knowledge Rle Social Theory books, How far is scientific knowledge a product of social life? In addressing this question, the major contributors to the sociology of knowledge have agreed that the conclusions of science are dependent on social action only in a very special and limited sense. In Science and the Sociology of Knowledge Michael Mulkay's first aim is to identify the philosophical assumptions which have led to this view of science as special; and to present a systematic critique of the standard philosophical account of science, showing that there are no valid epistemological grounds for excluding scientific knowledge from the scope of sociological analysis. The rest of the book is devoted to developing a preliminary interpretation of the social creation of scientific knowledge. The processes of knowledge-creation are delineated through a close examination of recent case studies of scientific developments. Dr Mulkay argues that knowledge is produced by means of negotiation, the outcome of which depends on the participants' use of social as well as technical resources. The analysis also shows how cultural resources are taken over from the broader social milieu and incorporated into the body of certified knowledge; and how, in the political context of society at large, scientists' technical as well as social claims are conditioned and affected by their social position.



Ideas And Intervention Rle Social Theory

Ideas and Intervention  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Joe Bailey
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-08-13
ISBN: 1317651774
Size: 45.78 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 162
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Ideas And Intervention Rle Social Theory

by Joe Bailey, Ideas And Intervention Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ideas And Intervention Rle Social Theory books, Theorizing in sociology has increasingly become a self-generating and self-fulfilling activity, as sociologists absorb theory as an isolated and formalist part of their discipline. Joe Bailey believes that sociological theory should be a contribution to practical social intervention. His book presents a practical view of social theorizing as an activity at which sociologists are skilled and which they could teach to the interventionist professions. The relation between theory and practice is defined as one in which theory guides practice and makes explicit necessary choices. A description of disciplines and professions is provided as a basis for examining social intervention in three areas – law, social work and urban planning. The author considers some exemplary contributions which sociological theorizing could and should provide, and concludes by proposing a pluralist view of theory as the best strategy for a sociology relevant to practice.