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Empricism, Idealism, Realism

Smith, Mark J. (2005). Empricism, Idealism, Realism. In: Smith, Mark J. ed. Understanding Social Scientific Practice. Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences, 2. London, UK: Sage Publications, pp. 319–367.

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Abstract

About the book: This is a comprehensive and authoritative reference collection in the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences. The source materials selected are drawn from debates within the natural sciences as well as social scientific practice.

This four volume set covers the traditional literature on the philosophy of the social sciences, and the contemporary philosophical and methodological debates developing at the heart of the disciplinary and interdisciplinary groups in the social sciences. It addresses the needs of researchers and academics who are grappling with the relationship between questions of knowledge construction and the problems of social scientific method.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-7619-4737-X, 978-0-7619-4737-0
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 12191
Depositing User: Mark J. Smith
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2008 19:49
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:14
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/12191
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