Dialectical Social Science in the Age of Complexity

Dialectical Social Science in the Age of Complexity

By: Ian T. King (author)Hardback

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This study places dialectical thinking, theory, and method on a solid scientific footing with respect to the contemporary sciences of holistic-relationism; and offers a competing, even superior, philosophy of social science to the mainstream version of positivistic-behaviourism. It also indicates ways in which a dialectical, holistic-relational social science will help to shape a more democratic, humane style of politics and public policy. It subjects mainstream social science to wholesale reorientation, and in doing so, offers a valid prescription for a post-positivistic, post-behaviourist social science that is scientifically grounded.


Introduction - reaffirming the dialectic; cavorting with consilience; the Marxian dialectic; the holistic-relational sciences; homology attained, consilience redux; applications of a scientific (holistic-relational) methodology in the social sciences; conclusion - the political consequences of dialectical, holistic-relational social science.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773476257
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 316
  • ID: 9780773476257
  • ISBN10: 0773476253

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