Social existence

Author: Richard Quinney
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: UOM:39076006732346
Release Date: 1982-10-01
Genre: Philosophy

This exciting, ambitious work attempts to rework into the body of social science concerns that are now more often associated with philosophy. Richard Quinney presents a new paradigm, one that draws on metaphysics and Marx. Does a modern capitalist society require an irreligious, secular spirit to justify exploitation? Quinney believes the division between the secular and the sacred approaches, both of which divide the world into social life and spiritual life, is collapsing. This book is nothing less than an attempt to integrate the two. '...it deserves to be read; and its chapter notes, alone, are rich evidence of useful reading.' -- Contemporary Sociology, Vol 13 No 1, January 1984 'Quinney may not acquire disciples but he may well inspire sociologists to undertake a more reflective and critical reconsideration of their own intellectual development and their basic premises.' -- Contemporary Crises, April 1984

Choice

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ISBN: UCSC:32106017683878
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Best books


Books for College Libraries Social sciences

Author: Association of College and Research Libraries
Publisher: Amer Library Assn
ISBN: 0838933548
Release Date: 1988-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This third edition lists 50,000 titles that form the foundation of an undergraduate library's collection. This volume covers the social sciences.

The Political Theory of Liberation Theology

Author: John R. Pottenger
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791401189
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Political Science

Discusses the religious and political context of liberation theology, the state of the Latin American economy, Marxist-Christian tensions, and the ethics of reform

Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences

Author: Byron Kaldis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412986892
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Genre: Philosophy

"This encyclopedia, magnificently edited by Byron Kaldis, will become a valuable source both of reference and inspiration for all those who are interested in the interrelation between philosophy and the many facets of the social sciences. A must read for every student of the humanities." Wulf Gaertner, University of Osnabrueck, Germany "Like all good works of reference this Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences is not to be treated passively: it provides clear and sometimes controversial material for constructive confrontation. It is a rich resource for critical engagement. The Encyclopedia conceived and edited by Byron Kaldis is a work of impressive scope and I am delighted to have it on my bookshelf." David Bloor, Edinburgh University "This splendid and possibly unique work steers a skilful course between narrower conceptions of philosophy and the social sciences. It will be an invaluable resource for students and researchers in either or both fields, and to anyone working on the interrelations between them." William Outhwaite, Newcastle University The Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences is the first of its kind in bringing the subjects of philosophy and the social sciences together. It is not only about the philosophy of the social sciences but, going beyond that, it is also about the relationship between philosophy and the social sciences. The subject of the Encyclopedia is purposefully multi- and inter-disciplinary. Knowledge boundaries are both delineated and crossed over. The goal is to convey a clear sense of how philosophy looks at the social sciences and to mark out a detailed picture of how the two are interrelated: interwoven at certain times but also differentiated and contrasted at others. The Entries cover topics of central significance but also those that are both controversial and on the cutting-edge, underlining the unique mark of this Encyclopedia: the interrelationship between philosophy and the social sciences, especially as it is found in fresh ideas and unprecedented hybrid disciplinary areas. The Encyclopedia serves a further dual purpose: it contributes to the renewal of the philosophy of the social sciences and helps to promote novel modes of thinking about some of its classic problems.

BPR

Author: Bowker Staff
Publisher: R. R. Bowker
ISBN: 0835216160
Release Date: 1982
Genre: American literature


The Natural Law Foundations of Modern Social Theory

Author: Daniel Chernilo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107009806
Release Date: 2013-01-31
Genre: History

Daniel Chernilo offers an original reconstruction of the history of universalism in modern social thought from Hobbes to Habermas.

Books in Series

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ISBN: UOM:39015021462695
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Monographic series


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ISBN: STANFORD:36105022609999
Release Date: 1997
Genre: American literature


Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences

Author: Donatella Della Porta
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139474597
Release Date: 2008-08-28
Genre: Political Science

A revolutionary textbook introducing masters and doctoral students to the major research approaches and methodologies in the social sciences. Written by an outstanding set of scholars, and derived from successful course teaching, this volume will empower students to choose their own approach to research, to justify this approach, and to situate it within the discipline. It addresses questions of ontology, epistemology and philosophy of social science, and proceeds to issues of methodology and research design essential for producing a good research proposal. It also introduces researchers to the main issues of debate and contention in the methodology of social sciences, identifying commonalities, historic continuities and genuine differences.

Conjectures and Refutations

Author: Karl Popper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135971304
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Philosophy

Conjectures and Refutations is one of Karl Popper's most wide-ranging and popular works, notable not only for its acute insight into the way scientific knowledge grows, but also for applying those insights to politics and to history. It provides one of the clearest and most accessible statements of the fundamental idea that guided his work: not only our knowledge, but our aims and our standards, grow through an unending process of trial and error.