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Meaning, agency and the making of a social world : themes in the philosophy of social science / Amitabha Das Gupta.

Amitabha Das Gupta, 1950- author.

London : Routledge, 2019.

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  • Title:
    Meaning, agency and the making of a social world : themes in the philosophy of social science / Amitabha Das Gupta.
  • Author: Amitabha Das Gupta, 1950- author.
  • Subjects: Social sciences -- Philosophy;
    Dewey: 300.1
  • Publication Details: London : Routledge, 2019.
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1st
  • Description: Contents:

    Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction: A Three-Layered Approach to Social Science Part I. Our Epistemic Engagement with the World 1. Reconstruction of the Scientific View of the World and the Revival of Human Subject 2. Historicity: A Foundation for Scientific Knowledge and Philosophical Understanding 3. Historicity as the Process of Understanding Science: A Two-Level Reflection Part II. Social Science in Its Methodological Engagement 4. Meaning, Human Action and the Nature of Social Explanation 5. Meaning-Embedded Nature of Social Reality: The Two Contrastive Approaches 6. Text: The Common Paradigm for Social and Literary Theory 7. Scientific Methodology and the Overcoming of Fact/Value Dichotomy 8. Marx on Fact/Value Dichotomy and the Idea of a Unified Science 9. Objectivity or Solidarity? The Limits of Relativism in Social Science Part III. Social Science in Its Ethical Engagement 10. Phronēsis and the Ethical Basis of Social Science 11. On the Primitive Nature of Human Agency 12. How does Human Agency Function? A Normative Conceptualization 13. Change, Development and a Theory of Social Science


  • Identifier: ISBN 9780429534379 (ePub ebook) : £39.99; ISBN £115.00; ISBN 9780429520907 (PDF ebook) : £39.99; ISBN 9780429549076 (Mobipocket ebook) : £39.99; ISBN 9780429244162 (ebook) : £39.99
    10.4324/9780429244162 doi; BNB GBB985237; System number: 019395816
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.

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