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Continental Philosophy of Social Science

Continental Philosophy of Social Science

  • Author: Yvonne Sherratt
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139448550
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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Continental Philosophy of Social Science demonstrates the unique and autonomous nature of the continental approach to social science and contrasts it with the Anglo-American tradition. Yvonne Sherratt argues for the importance of an historical understanding of the Continental tradition in order to appreciate its individual, humanist character. Examining the key traditions of hermeneutic, genealogy, and critical theory, and the texts of major thinkers such as Gadamer, Ricoeur, Derrida, Nietzsche, Foucault, the Early Frankfurt School and Habermas, she also contextualizes contemporary developments within strands of thought stemming back to Ancient Greece and Rome. Sherratt shows how these modes of thinking developed through medieval Christian thought into the Enlightenment and Romantic eras, before becoming mainstays of twentieth-century disciplines. Continental Philosophy of Social Science will serve as the essential textbook for courses in philosophy or social sciences.

Time Matters

Time Matters

On Theory and Method

  • Author: Andrew Abbott
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226001029
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 318
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What do variables really tell us? When exactly do inventions occur? Why do we always miss turning points as they transpire? When does what doesn't happen mean as much, if not more, than what does? Andrew Abbott considers these fascinating questions in Time Matters, a diverse series of essays that constitutes the most extensive analysis of temporality in social science today. Ranging from abstract theoretical reflection to pointed methodological critique, Abbott demonstrates the inevitably theoretical character of any methodology. Time Matters focuses particularly on questions of time, events, and causality. Abbott grounds each essay in straightforward examinations of actual social scientific analyses. Throughout, he demonstrates the crucial assumptions we make about causes and events, about actors and interaction and about time and meaning every time we employ methods of social analysis, whether in academic disciplines, market research, public opinion polling, or even evaluation research. Turning current assumptions on their heads, Abbott not only outlines the theoretical orthodoxies of empirical social science, he sketches new alternatives, laying down foundations for a new body of social theory.

Lucy

Lucy

A Novel

  • Author: Jamaica Kincaid
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 1466828854
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 164
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Lucy, a teenage girl from the West Indies, comes to America to work as an au pair for a wealthy couple. She begins to notice cracks in their beautiful façade at the same time that the mysteries of own sexuality begin to unravel. Jamaica Kincaid has created a startling new heroine who is destined to win a place of honor in contemporary fiction.

The British Idealists

The British Idealists

  • Author: David Boucher
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521459518
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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Collection of essays which contributed to the social and political thought of the nineteenth century.

A Sociology of Crime

A Sociology of Crime

Second edition

  • Author: Stephen Hester,Peter Eglin
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317336712
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 566
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Hester and Eglin’s A Sociology of Crime has an outstanding reputation for its distinctive and systematic contribution to the criminological literature. Through detailed examples and analysis, it shows how crime is a product of processes of criminalisation constituted through the interactional and organizational use of language. In this welcome second edition, the book reviews and evaluates the current state of criminological theory from this "grammatical" perspective. It maintains and develops its critical and subversive stance but greatly widens its theoretical range, including dedicated chapters on gender, race, class and the post-als including postcolonialism. It now also provides questions, exercises and further readings alongside its detailed analysis of a set of international examples, both classical and contemporary.

Nation and Commemoration

Nation and Commemoration

Creating National Identities in the United States and Australia

  • Author: Lyn Spillman
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521574327
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 252
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How US and Australian national identities formed and represented in their bi/centennial celebrations.

Mediating the Nation

Mediating the Nation

  • Author: Mirca Madianou
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136611053
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 184
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What does it mean to watch two-hour long news programmes every evening? Why are some people 'addicted' to the news while others prefer to switch off? Television is an indispensable part of the fabric of modern life and this book investigates a facet of this process: its impact on the ways that we experience the political entity of the nation and our national and transnational identities. Drawing on anthropological, social and media theory and grounded on a two-year original ethnography of television news viewing in Athens, the book offers a fresh, interdisciplinary perspective in understanding the media/identity relationship. Starting from a perspective that examines identities as lived and as performed, the book follows the circulation of discourses about the nation and belonging and contrasts the articulation of identities at a local level with the discourses about the nation in the national television channels. The book asks: whether, and in what ways does television influence identity discourses and practices? When do people contest the official discourses about the nation and when do they rely on them? Do the media play a role in relation to inclusion and exclusion from public life, particularly in the case of minorities? The book presents a compelling account of the contradictory and ambivalent nature of national and transnational identities while developing a nuanced approach to media power. It is argued that although the media do not shape identities in a causal way, they do contribute in creating common communicative spaces which often catalyse feelings of belonging or exclusion. The book claims a place in the emerging sub-field of media anthropology and represents the new generation of audience research that places media consumption in the wider social, economic and political context.

Essays in the Philosophy of History

Essays in the Philosophy of History

  • Author: R. G. Collingwood
  • Publisher: White Press
  • ISBN: 9781528704823
  • Category: History
  • Page: 168
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Published posthumously in 1965, this book contains various essays by R. G. Collingwood concerning history, philosophy, and their relationship. The essays mostly concern the idea of a 'philosophy of history', exploring its aims, limitations, and relevance. Highly recommended for students of philosophy and collectors of vintage literature of this ilk. Contents include: "Croce's Philosophy of History," "Are History and Science Different Kinds of Knowledge?," "The Nature and Aims of a Philosophy of History," "Oswald Spengler and the Theory of Historical Cycles," "The Limits of Historical Knowledge," "A Philosophy of History," "A Philosophy of Progress," etc. Robin George Collingwood, FBA (1889 - 1943) was an English historian, philosopher, and archaeologist most famous for his philosophical works including "The Principles of Art" (1938) and the posthumously-published "The Idea of History" (1946). This fascinating volume will appeal to those with an interest in Collingwood's seminal work, and is not to be missed by students of philosophy and art. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume today in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Edmund Husserl

Edmund Husserl

  • Author: Edmund Husserl
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9789024720934
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 130
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There is no author's introduction to Phenomenology and the Foundations of the Sciences,! either as published here in the first English translation or in the standard German edition, because its proper introduction is its companion volume: General Introduction to Pure Phenomenology. 2 The latter is the first book of Edmund Husserl's larger work: Ideas Toward a Pure Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, and is commonly referred to as Ideas I (or Ideen 1). The former is commonly called Ideen III. Between these two parts of the whole stands a third: Phenomeno 3 logical Investigations of Constitution, generally known as Ideen II. In this introduction the Roman numeral designations will be used, as well as the abbreviation PFS for the translation at hand. In many translation projects there is an initial problem of establish ing the text to be translated. That problem confronts translators of the books of Husserl's Ideas in different ways. The Ideas was written in 1912, during Husserl's years in Gottingen (1901-1916). Books I and II were extensively revised over nearly two decades and the changes were incorporated by the editors into the texts of the Husserliana editions of 1950 and 1952 respectively. Manuscripts of the various reworkings of the texts are preserved in the Husserl Archives, but for those unable to work there the only one directly available for Ideen II is the reconstructed one.

The Reflexive Thesis

The Reflexive Thesis

Wrighting Sociology of Scientific Knowledge

  • Author: Malcolm Ashmore
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226029689
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 287
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This unusually innovative book treats reflexivity, not as a philosophical conundrum, but as a practical issue that arises in the course of scholarly research and argument. In order to demonstrate the concrete and consequential nature of reflexivity, Malcolm Ashmore concentrates on an area in which reflexive "problems" are acute: the sociology of scientific knowledge. At the forefront of recent radical changes in our understanding of science, this increasingly influential mode of analysis specializes in rigorous deconstructions of the research practices and textual products of the scientific enterprise. Through a series of detailed examinations of the practices and products of the sociology of scientific knowledge, Ashmore turns its own claims and findings back onto itself and opens up a whole new era of exploration beyond the common fear of reflexive self-destruction.

Historical Ontology

Historical Ontology

  • Author: Ian Hacking
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674016071
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 279
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With the unusual clarity, distinctive and engaging style, and penetrating insight that have drawn such a wide range of readers to his work, Ian Hacking here offers his reflections on the philosophical uses of history. The focus of this volume, which collects both recent and now-classic essays, is the historical emergence of concepts and objects, through new uses of words and sentences in specific settings, and new patterns or styles of reasoning within those sentences. In its lucid and thoroughgoing look at the historical dimension of concepts, the book is at once a systematic formulation of Hacking's approach and its relation to other types of intellectual history, and a valuable contribution to philosophical understanding. Hacking opens the volume with an extended meditation on the philosophical significance of history. The importance of Michel Foucault--for the development of this theme, and for Hacking's own work in intellectual history--emerges in the following chapters, which place Hacking's classic essays on Foucault within the wider context of general reflections on historical methodology. Against this background, Hacking then develops ideas about how language, styles of reasoning, and "psychological" phenomena figure in the articulation of concepts--and in the very prospect of doing philosophy as historical ontology.

Enlightenment East and West

Enlightenment East and West

  • Author: Leonard Angel
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791420539
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 388
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This book shows that mysticism is incomplete without scientific rationalism, and that our current social and political projects cannot be completed without assimilating the values and practices of mysticism. It discusses cross-cultural ethics, mysticism and value theory, mysticism and metaphysics, mysticism and the theory of knowledge, ethics and religion, parapsychology, patriarchy, and social and political history.

Schutzian Social Science

Schutzian Social Science

  • Author: Lester Embree
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780792360032
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 331
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Timed for the centennial of Alfred Schutz (1899-1999), this set of original essays documents the continuing relevance of his thought in economics, geography, sociology, philosophy, and political science, and indicates the continuing interest in his thought in East Asia, Western Europe, and North America. The authors of these essays are leading authorities in their countries and disciplines. Schutz is the pre-eminent phenomenological philosopher of the social sciences. New materials from his Nachlaß concerning barriers to equality of opportunity, including a report co-authored with the political scientist Harold Lasswell are also included.

The Question of Europe

The Question of Europe

  • Author: Peter Gowan,Perry Anderson
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9781859841426
  • Category: History
  • Page: 399
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Throughout Europe, governments and political parties are divided about the nature, status and shape of the new Europe that is taking form. Peter Gowan has put together a collection of essays by some of the leading authorities and commentators on Europe. Gowan is Principal Lecturer in European Politics at the University of North London.

Idealization VI

Idealization VI

Idealization in Economics

  • Author: Bert Hamminga
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789051835519
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 337
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Making Sense of Marx

Making Sense of Marx

  • Author: Jon Elster
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521297059
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 556
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A critical examination of the social theories of Karl Marx.

Qualitative Sociology

Qualitative Sociology

  • Author: Howard Schwartz,Jerry Jacobs
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0029281601
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 480
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Efforts to reconstruct the reality of a social scene have evolved numerous theoretical and methodological strategies. Qualitative sociology fills the gap in existing literature by providing a comprehensive and detailed treatment of the broad range of non-quantitative methods currently being used in sociological research, with the conceptual rationales for each method. Recognizing the need for a clear, concise discussion of both the theoretical and practical aspects of "reality reconstruction" and "formal sociology," Drs. Schwartz and Jacobs draw on the theories and strategies of Weber, Mead, Blumer, Glaser, Straus, Simmel, Goffman, Schutz, Garfinkel, and Cicourel, among others, to justify, explain, and illustrate: field studies participant observation (ethnography) interviewing life histories and personal accounts the analysis of unobtrusive measures audio-visual techniques methods of studying and subjectivity phenomenology and more Thus, the authors not only describe the various theories and methods, but they add to the reader's understanding by providing insight into who has used the methods and why, and by evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each method. They also supplement the text throughout with a collection of case studies which illustrate the kind of substantive work qualitative research can produce. No other available text covers as many methods as are described in Qualitative Sociology. All the methods are examined in an informal, conversational style, making the discussion accessible to the student with no previous knowledge of qualitative theories and practices.

Marx After Marxism

Marx After Marxism

The Philosophy of Karl Marx

  • Author: Tom Rockmore
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470695439
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 248
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Marx After Marxism encourages readers to understand Karl Marx in new ways, unencumbered by political Marxist interpretations that have long dominated the discussions of both Marxists and non-Marxists. This volume gives a broad and accessible account of Marx's philosophy and emphasizes his relationship to Hegel.

The Logical Foundations of the Marxian Theory of Value

The Logical Foundations of the Marxian Theory of Value

  • Author: Adolfo García de la Sienra
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401126941
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 232
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Wait, How Do I Write This Email?

Wait, How Do I Write This Email?

  • Author: Danny Rubin
  • Publisher: News to Live by
  • ISBN: 9780996349925
  • Category: Business & Economics
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Ever struggle with an email to network or find a job? Help has arrived. In his new book, Wait, How Do I Write This Email?, communications expert Danny Rubin provides 100+ "game-changing" templates for networking, the job search and LinkedIn. As well, the book teaches people how to harness the power of storytelling and build relationships that last