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by Peter Winch

  • ISBN: 0415054311
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Peter Winch
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (December 21, 1994)
  • Pages: 160
  • ePub book: 1859 kb
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The idea of a social science. and its Relation to Philosophy. First published in Great Britain 1958 by Routledge & Kegan Paul. and in the United States of America by Humanities Press International, In. Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716.

The idea of a social science.

Born in Walthamstow, Essex, Peter Winch was an internationally respected Philosopher and an influential student of. .

Born in Walthamstow, Essex, Peter Winch was an internationally respected Philosopher and an influential student of Wittgenstein. The Idea of a Social Science and its Relation to Philosophy is his most famous work. This may help better understand some of his main arguments and critiques. This book is a critique of the social sciences. In essence, Winch is criticizing the use of the word "science" in /etc.

Originally published in 1958, The Idea of a Social Science and Its . Science, unlike philosophy, is wrapped up in its own way of making things intelligible to the exclusion of all others.

Originally published in 1958, The Idea of a Social Science and Its Relation to Philosophy was a landmark exploration of the social sciences, written at a time when that field was still young and had not yet joined the Humanities and the Natural Sciences as the third great domain of the Academy.

The problems dealt with in The Idea of a Social Science are philosophical

The problems dealt with in The Idea of a Social Science are philosophical. It is an attempt to place the social science, considered as a single group, on the intellectual map, with special attention to the relations of the discipline to philosophy on the one hand and the natural sciences on the other.

The problems dealt with in The Idea of a Social Science are philosophical. It is an attempt to locate the social studies, considered as a single group, on the intellectual map, with special attention to the relations of the group to philosophy on the one hand and the natural sciences on the other. The author holds that the relation between the social studies and philosophy is commonly misunderstood because of certain fashionable misconceptions about the nature of philosophy, and because of an incorrect assessment of the significance of some of Wittgenstein's contributions.

In The Idea of a Social Science Winch, argues that, sociology is more properly conceived as a branch of philosophy than of empirical science. Winch falls victim here to the Humean assimilation of the empirical to the generalizable. He notes that much of our talk about social practice is in terms of conventions, so that explanations of social action can be given without recourse to statistical or experimental findings. But such talk depends nonetheless on the accuracy and detail with which the situations in which actions occur are recorded, and this is surely an empirical enterprise.

Peter Winch’s 1958 book The Idea of a Social Science contains two dis-tinguishable sets of theses, one set bearing on the individual-level understanding of human beings, the other on the society-level under-standing of the regularities and institutions to which human beings give.

Peter Winch’s 1958 book The Idea of a Social Science contains two dis-tinguishable sets of theses, one set bearing on the individual-level understanding of human beings, the other on the society-level under-standing of the regularities and institutions to which human beings give rise. The rst set of claims is persuasive and signicant but the second is a mixed bunch: none is well established and only some are sound. Key words atomism, individualism, participation, practice, rules, soci-ology

Автор: Winch, Peter Название: Idea of a social science and its relation .

Описание: A collection of works of philosophy from ancient to modern times. It draws on both Eastern and Western philosophical traditions. Though this idea is deeply troubling for many people, in this book Martin Buber uses the expression hopefully-for a hiding God is also a God who can be found. The author holds that the relation between the social sciences and philosophy is commonly misunderstood because of certain fashionable misconceptions about the nature of philosophy, and because of an incorrect assessment of the significance of some of Wittgenstein's contributions.

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Home Browse Books Book details, The Idea of a Social Science and Its Relation t.The Idea of a Social Science and Its Relation to Philosophy. Perhaps social science has not yet found its Newton but the conditions are being created in which such a genius could arise. But above all, it is urged, we must follow the methods of natural science rather than those of philosophy if we are to make any significant progress. On Barry Hindess, Philosophy and Methodology in the Social Sciences By Shearmur, Jeremy Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, Vol. 36, No. 1, February 2011.

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