Social Science under Debate: A Philosophical Perspective

Social Science under Debate: A Philosophical Perspective

By: Mario Bunge (author)Paperback

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Mario Bunge, author of the monumental Treatise on Basic Philosophy, is widely renowned as a philosopher of science. In this new and ambitious work he shifts his attention to the social sciences and the social technologies. He considers a number of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, law, history, and management science. Bunge contends that social science research has fallen prey to a postmodern fascination with irrationalism and relativism. He urges social scientists to re-examine the philosophy and the methodology at the base of their discipline. Bunge calls for objective and relevant fact-finding, rigorous theorizing, and empirical testing, as well as morally sensitive and socially responsible policy design.

About Author

Mario Bunge is the Frothingham Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in the Department of Philosophy at McGill University.

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  • ISBN13: 9780802083579
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 672
  • ID: 9780802083579
  • weight: 740
  • ISBN10: 0802083579

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