This volume provides a lucid and distinct introduction to multiculturalism and the philosophy of social science.
Distinct, engaging and timely 'multicultural' approach
Clear, non-technical overview of the nature of social inquiry
First volume of outstanding new "Contemporary Philosophy" series
Brian Fay is Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan University, Connecticut. His publication include Social Theory and Political Practice (1975) and Critical Social Science (1987). He is Executive Editor of the Journal History and Theory.
Acknowledgements. Introduction: A Multicultural Approach to the Philosophy of Social Science. 1. Do You Have to be One to Know One?. 2. Do we Need Others to be Ourselves?. 3. Does our Culture or Society Make us What we Are?. 4. Do People in Different Cultures Live in Different Worlds?. 5. Must we Assume Others are Rational?. 6. Must we Comprehend Others in Their Own Terms?. 7. Is the Meaning of Others' Behaviour What They Mean by It?. 8. Is our Understanding of Others Essentially Historical?. 9. Do we Live Stories or Just Tell Them?. 10. Can We Understand Others Objectively?. 11. Conclusion: What's to be Learned From a Muticultural Philosophy of Social Science?. Bibliography.