The Orders of Discourse: Philosophy, Social Science, and Politics

The Orders of Discourse: Philosophy, Social Science, and Politics

By: John G. Gunnell (author)Paperback

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In this insightful book, distinguished political scientist John G. Gunnell explores the relationship between social science and philosophy, and the range of problems that have attended this relationship. Gunnell argues that social science has turned to philosophy, especially to areas such as the philosophy of science and other sites of philosophical foundationalism, in search of cognitive identity and the grounds for normative and empirical judgment. Gunnell's emphasis is on political and social theory and the theoretical constitution of social phenomena.

About Author

John G. Gunnell is distinguished professor of political science at SUNY, Albany. He is the author of The Descent of Political Theory: The Genealogy of an American Vocation.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Metapractices Chapter 4 Conventional Objects Chapter 5 Relativism Chapter 6 Theoretical Realism Chapter 7 Interpretation Chapter 8 Speaking Politically Chapter 9 References Chapter 10 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780847692033
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780847692033
  • weight: 358
  • ISBN10: 0847692035

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