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Theory and History in the Human and Social Sciences

Social Philosophy of Science for the Social Sciences

Editors: Valsiner, Jaan (Ed.)

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  • Provides a new look at the philosophy of science 
  • Offers an interdisciplinary focus on the traditions of the philosophy of science
  • Provides examples from various fields of social science on why the philosophical underpinnings of the research are relevant for innovations 
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About this book

This is an international and interdisciplinary volume that provides a new look at the general background of the social sciences from a philosophical perspective and provides directions for methodology. It seeks to overcome the limitations of the traditional treatises of a philosophy of science rooted in the physical sciences, as well as extend the coverage of basic science to intentional and socially normative features of the social sciences.

The discussions included in this book are divided into four thematic sections:

  • Social and cognitive roots for reflexivity upon the research process
  • Philosophies of explanation in the social sciences
  • Social normativity in social sciences
  • Social processes in particular sciences
  • Social Philosophy of Science for the Social Sciences will find an interested audience in students of the philosophy of science and social sciences. It is also relevant for researchers and students in the fields of psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology, education, and political science.  

    About the authors

    Jaan Valsiner is a cultural psychologist with a consistently developmental axiomatic base that is brought to analyses of any psychological or social phenomena. He is the founding editor (1995) of the Sage journal, Culture & Psychology. And Editor-in-Chief of Springer’s Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science. He has been Niels Bohr Professor of Cultural Psychology at Aalborg University, Denmark in 2013-2018 and Professeur invitee at University of Luxembourg (2013-2019).  He has published and edited around 50 books, the most pertinent of which are his monographs The guided mind (Cambridge, Ma.: Harvard University Press, 1998),  Culture in minds and societies (New Delhi: Sage, 2007), and Ornamented Lives (Charlotte NC: Information Age, 2019).  He has been awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Prize of 1995 in Germany, and the Hans-Kilian-Preis of 2017, for his interdisciplinary work on human development, as well as Senior Fulbright Lecturing Award in Brazil 1995-1997. He has been a visiting professor in Brazil, Japan, Australia, Estonia. Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. 

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    Table of contents (16 chapters)

    Table of contents (16 chapters)
    • General Introduction: Social Sciences Between Knowledge and Ideologies – Need for Philosophy

      Pages 1-9

      Valsiner, Jaan

    • Social Sciences, What for? On the Manifold Directions of Social Research

      Pages 13-29

      Carré, David

    • Vitenskapsteori: What, Why, and How?

      Pages 31-43

      Strand, Roger

    • Culture or Biology? If This Sounds Interesting, You Might Be Confused

      Pages 45-71

      Watzl, Sebastian

    • Conditional Objectivism: A Strategy for Connecting the Social Sciences and Practical Decision-Making

      Pages 73-92

      Reber, Rolf (et al.)

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    eBook $109.00
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    Hardcover $139.99
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    • ISBN 978-3-030-33098-9
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    Bibliographic Information

    Bibliographic Information
    Book Title
    Social Philosophy of Science for the Social Sciences
    Editors
    • Jaan Valsiner
    Series Title
    Theory and History in the Human and Social Sciences
    Copyright
    2019
    Publisher
    Springer International Publishing
    Copyright Holder
    Springer Nature Switzerland AG
    eBook ISBN
    978-3-030-33099-6
    DOI
    10.1007/978-3-030-33099-6
    Hardcover ISBN
    978-3-030-33098-9
    Series ISSN
    2523-8663
    Edition Number
    1
    Number of Pages
    VIII, 305
    Number of Illustrations
    3 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
    Topics