Laws And Explanation In The Social Sciences

Laws And Explanation In The Social Sciences

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The first full-length defense of social scientific laws to appear in the last twenty years, this book upholds the prospect of the nomological explanation of human behavior against those who maintain that this approach is impossible, impractical, or irrelevant. By pursuing an analogy with the natural sciences, McIntyre shows that the barriers to nom
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Product details

  • Hardback | 207 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17.78mm | 454g
  • Routledge
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0367316625
  • 9780367316624

Table of contents

1 The Nomological Ideal -- 2 Fundamental Objections to Social Scientific Laws -- 3 Practical Objections to Social Scientific Laws -- 4 The Role of Laws in Scientific Understanding: The Case of Evolutionary Biology -- 5 A Question of Relevance -- 6 Metaphysical Interlude -- 7 Prospects and Limitations of a Nomological Social Science
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About Lee C Mcintyre

Lee C. McIntyre is assistant professor of philosophy at Colgate University.
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