Social Science: Beyond Constructivism and Realism (Concepts Social Thought)

By: Delanty, Gerard

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176 pages. Text contains marks and notes scattered throughout, in ink. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight reading-wear and bumping to corners. provides an accessible overview of the main debates on the sociology and philosophy of the social sciences from the contemporary perspective of radical reflexivity and democratization. From its origins in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries when a new system of knowledge was created around the idea of modernity, the author tracts the transformation of modern conceptions of social science as a cognitive system and as an institution. Focusing on the rise of positivism in the age of the Enlightenment to its final collapse in the twentieth century, Delanty argues how social science is today recovering its role as the critical voice of modernity and examines the positivist dispute from post-empiricist perspectives. It is argued that the conception of social science emerging today is one that involves a synthesis of radical constructivism and critical realism. The crucial challenge facing social science is a question of its public role: growing reflexivity in society has implications for the social production of knowledge and is bringing into question the separation of expert systems from other forms of knowledge. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 pounds. Category: Social Science; ISBN: 0816631271. Inventory No: 029283. Paperback

Title: Social Science: Beyond Constructivism and Realism (Concepts Social Thought)

Author Name: Delanty, Gerard

Categories: Social Science,

Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press: 1998

ISBN Number: 0816631271

ISBN Number 13: 9780816631278

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good Condition

lbs: 1.88 lbs

Seller ID: 029283

Keywords: BZDB373 Social Science; Social Science Beyond Constructivism and Realism Concepts Social Thought Gerard Delanty Paperback