Varieties of Social Explanation

Varieties of Social Explanation

By Daniel Little

  • Release Date : 2012-03-30
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • FIle Size : 46.65 MB
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Varieties of Social Explanation An introduction to the philosophy of social science with an emphasis on the central forms of explanation in social science: rational-intentional, causal, functional, structural, materialist, and interpretive. The book offers a treatment of rational choice theory, microfoundations for social explanation, the idea of supervenience, functionalism, and current discussions of relativism. This edition includes an extensive new introduction, "Philosophy and Social Knowledge".