Preface. 1. Introduction: Theory, Metatheory and Discourse. 2. Concept Formation: Contest and Reconstruction. 3. The Constitution of Society: Agency and Structure. 4. Values in Social Science: Decisions, Justifications and Communities. 5. Models of Applied Social Science: Engineering, Enlightenment, Interaction and Dialogue. 6. Conclusion: Impossible and Possible Sociology. Notes. References. Index.