A Realist Philosophy of Social Science

A Realist Philosophy of Social Science

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This introduction to the philosophy of social science provides an original conception of the task and nature of social inquiry. Peter Manicas discusses the role of causality seen in the physical sciences and offers a reassessment of the problem of explanation from a realist perspective. He argues that the fundamental goal of theory in both the natural and social sciences is not, contrary to widespread opinion, prediction and control, or the explanation of events (including behavior).show more

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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 13.72mm | 417.3g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150875943X
  • 9781508759430