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Realism, Philosophy and Social Science

  • Authors
  • Kathryn Dean
  • Jonathan Joseph
  • John Michael Roberts
  • Colin Wight

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Kathryn Dean, Jonathan Joseph, John Michael Roberts, Colin Wight
    Pages 1-31
  3. Colin Wight
    Pages 32-64
  4. John Michael Roberts
    Pages 65-98
  5. Kathryn Dean, Jonathan Joseph, John Michael Roberts, Colin Wight
    Pages 148-176
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 177-199

About this book

Introduction

The authors examine the relationship between social science and philosophy and ask what sort of work social science and an accompanying philosophy should do. They reintroduce the question of ontology, through the work of Roy Bhaskar. The book argues against philosophising and is committed to a philosophical approach grounded in the social sciences.

Keywords

liberty Marxism philosophy realism

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