philosophy of the social sciences towards pragmatism

Download Book Philosophy Of The Social Sciences Towards Pragmatism in PDF format. You can Read Online Philosophy Of The Social Sciences Towards Pragmatism here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Philosophy Of The Social Sciences

Author : Patrick Baert
ISBN : 9780745699981
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 28. 13 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 610
Read : 1095

Download Now


In this ground-breaking new text, Patrick Baert analyses the central perspectives in the philosophy of social science, critically investigating the work of Durkheim, Weber, Popper, critical realism, critical theory, and Rorty's neo pragmatism. Places key writers in their social and political contexts, helping to make their ideas meaningful to students. Shows how these authors’ views have practical uses in empirical research. Lively approach that makes complex ideas understandable to upper-level students, as well as having scholarly appeal.

Philosophy Of The Social Sciences

Author : Patrick Baert
ISBN : 9780745622460
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 71. 14 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 322
Read : 1267

Download Now


Patrick Baert analyses the central perspectives in the philosophy of social science, critically investigating the work of Durkheim, Weber, Popper, critical realism, critical theory, and Rorty's neo-pragmatism.

Philosophy Of The Social Sciences

Author : Patrick Baert
ISBN : 074562247X
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 37. 22 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 100
Read : 1187

Download Now


Patrick Baert analyses the central perspectives in the philosophy of social science, critically investigating the work of Durkheim, Weber, Popper, critical realism, critical theory, and Rorty's neo-pragmatism.

Preludes To Pragmatism

Author : Philip Kitcher
ISBN : 9780199899555
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 87. 94 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 688
Read : 289

Download Now


In these essays, distinguished philosopher Philip Kitcher argues for a reconstruction of philosophy along the lines of classical Pragmatism

A Pragmatist Orientation For The Social Sciences In Climate Policy

Author : Martin Kowarsch
ISBN : 9783319432816
Genre : Law
File Size : 89. 38 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 288
Read : 426

Download Now


While economic and other social science expertise is indispensable for successful public policy-making regarding global climate change, social scientists face trade-offs between the scientific credibility, policy-relevance, and legitimacy of their policy advice. From a philosophical perspective, this book systematically addresses these trade-offs and other crucial challenges facing the integrated economic assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Based on John Dewey’s pragmatist philosophy and an analysis of the value-laden nature and reliability of climate change economics, the book develops a refined science-policy model and specific guidelines for these assessments of climate policy options. The core idea is to scientifically explore the various practical implications of alternative climate policy pathways in an interdisciplinary manner, together with diverse stakeholders. This could facilitate an iterative, deliberative public learning process concerning disputed policy issues. This volume makes novel contributions to three strands of the literature: (1) the philosophy of (social) science in policy; (2) the philosophy of economics; and (3) debates about the design of scientific assessments, including the continuous IPCC reform debate. This work is thus interesting for philosophers and other scholars reflecting on the science-policy interface, but also for assessment practitioners, climate policy-makers, and economists. The science-policy approach developed in this volume has already influenced the recent socio-economic IPCC assessment.

Toward A Pragmatist Metaethics

Author : Diana Heney
ISBN : 9781317280361
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 68. 74 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 223
Read : 218

Download Now


In our current social landscape, moral questions—about economic disparity, disadvantaging biases, and scarcity—are rightly receiving attention with a sense of urgency. This book argues that classical pragmatism offers a compelling and useful account of our engagement with moral life. The key arguments are first, that a broader reading of the pragmatist tradition than is usually attempted within the context of ethical theory is necessary; and second, that this broad reading offers resources that enable us to move forward in contemporary debates about truth and principles in moral life. The first argument is made by demonstrating that there is an arc of theoretical unity that stretches from two key founders of pragmatism—Charles Sanders Peirce and William James—through the work of John Dewey and Clarence Irving Lewis. The second argument is made by engaging with contemporary debates concerning the truth-status of the judgments and assertions made in ordinary moral discourse, as well as the role and nature of moral principles. Toward a Pragmatist Metaethics will be of interest to scholars of American philosophy, American intellectual history, and moral and political theorists, as well as anyone interested in the contours and demands of shared moral discourse.

Pragmatism S Advantage

Author : Joseph Margolis
ISBN : 9780804762687
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 42. 46 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 281
Read : 248

Download Now


Pragmatism's Advantage is a highly original reading of the contemporary interplay between pragmatism and continental European philosophy based on an unexpectedly inventive union of Hegelian and Darwinian themes.

The American Pragmatists

Author : Cheryl Misak
ISBN : 9780191651380
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 89. 15 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 833
Read : 883

Download Now


Cheryl Misak presents a history of the great American philosophical tradition of pragmatism, from its inception in the Metaphysical Club of the 1870s to the present day. This ambitious new account identifies the connections between traditional American pragmatism and contemporary philosophy and argues that the most defensible version of pragmatism — roughly, that of Peirce, Lewis, and Sellars — must be seen and recovered as an important part of the analytic tradition.

A Pragmatist Philosophy Of Democracy

Author : Robert B. Talisse
ISBN : 9781135196400
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 68. 8 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 647
Read : 576

Download Now


In recent years there has been a renewed interest in American pragmatism. In political philosophy, the revival of pragmatism has led to a new appreciation for the democratic theory of John Dewey. In this book, Robert B. Talisse advances a series of pragmatic arguments against Deweyan democracy. Particularly, Talisse argues that Deweyan democracy cannot adequately recognize pluralism, the fact that intelligent, sincere, and well-intentioned persons can disagree sharply and reasonably over moral ideals. Drawing upon the epistemology of the founder of pragmatism, Charles S. Peirce, Talisse develops a conception of democracy that is anti-Deweyan but nonetheless pragmatist. Talisse then brings the Peircean view into critical conversation with contemporary developments in democratic theory, including deliberative democracy, Rawlsian political liberalism, and Richard Posner’s democratic realism. The result is a new pragmatist option in democratic theory.

The Pragmatic Turn

Author : Richard J. Bernstein
ISBN : 9780745659459
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 70. 74 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 961
Read : 780

Download Now


In this major new work, Richard J. Bernstein argues that many of the most important themes in philosophy during the past one hundred and fifty years are variations and developments of ideas that were prominent in the classical American pragmatists: Charles S. Peirce, William James, John Dewey and George H Mead. Pragmatism begins with a thoroughgoing critique of the Cartesianism that dominated so much of modern philosophy. The pragmatic thinkers reject a sharp dichotomy between subject and object, mind-body dualism, the quest for certainty and the spectator theory of knowledge. They seek to bring about a sea change in philosophy that highlights the social character of human experience and normative social practices, the self-correcting nature of all inquiry, and the continuity of theory and practice. And they-especially James, Dewey, and Mead-emphasize the democratic ethical-political consequences of a pragmatic orientation. Many of the themes developed by the pragmatic thinkers were also central to the work of major twentieth century philosophers like Wittgenstein and Heidegger, but the so-called analytic-continental split obscures this underlying continuity. Bernstein develops an alternative reading of contemporary philosophy that brings out the persistence and continuity of pragmatic themes. He critically examines the work of leading contemporary philosophers who have been deeply influenced by pragmatism, including Hilary Putnam, Jürgen Habermas, Richard Rorty, and Robert Brandom, and he explains why the discussion of pragmatism is so alive, varied and widespread. This lucid, wide-ranging book by one of America's leading philosophers will be compulsory reading for anyone who wants to understand the state of philosophy today.

Top Download:

Best Books