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Philosophy and sociology of science

Stewart Richards

Philosophy and sociology of science

an introduction

by Stewart Richards

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Published by Blackwell in Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- Philosophy,
  • Science -- Social aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography, p197-202. - Includes index.

    StatementStewart Richards.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ175, Q175.5
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii,210p. :
    Number of Pages210
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22336684M
    ISBN 100631134115, 063113414X

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In these investigations, many philosophical issues arise concerning methods and. The philosophy of social science is the study of the logic, methods, and foundations of social sciences such as psychology, economics, and political science.

Philosophers of social science are concerned with the differences and similarities between the social and the natural sciences, causal relationships between social phenomena, the possible existence of social laws, and the ontological.

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Philosophy and sociology of science: an introduction. [Stewart Richards] -- Considers aspects of science beyond the particular facts and theories of individual disciplines and responds to the growing acknowledgement that traditional scientific specialization is no longer.

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