A Realist Philosophy of Social Science: Explanation and Understanding

4 avg rating
( 5 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780521861403: A Realist Philosophy of Social Science: Explanation and Understanding
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This introduction to the philosophy of social science provides an original conception of the task and nature of social inquiry. Peter Manicas discusses the role of causality seen in the physical sciences and offers a reassessment of the problem of explanation from a realist perspective. He argues that the fundamental goal of theory in both the natural and social sciences is not, contrary to widespread opinion, prediction and control, or the explanation of events (including behaviour). Instead, theory aims to provide an understanding of the processes which, together, produce the contingent outcomes of experience. Offering a host of concrete illustrations and examples of critical ideas and issues, this accessible book will be of interest to students of the philosophy of social science, and social scientists from a range of disciplines.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

Manicas brings the idea of causality and the role that it plays in the physical sciences to bear on inquiry in social sciences. Offering a reassessment of the problem of explanation from a realist perspective, this breathtaking volume, with a host of concrete examples, will appeal to the non-specialist reader.

About the Author:

Professor Peter T. Manicas is a Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Hawai, Manoa.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780521678582: A Realist Philosophy of Social Science: Explanation and Understanding

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0521678587 ISBN 13:  9780521678582
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2006
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Peter T. Manicas
Published by Cambridge University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0521861403 ISBN 13: 9780521861403
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0521861403

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 54.09
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Manicas, Peter T.
Published by Cambridge University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0521861403 ISBN 13: 9780521861403
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2006. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780521861403

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 73.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Manicas, Peter T.
Published by Cambridge University Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0521861403 ISBN 13: 9780521861403
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780521861403_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 79.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.06
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Peter T. Manicas
Published by Cambridge Univ Pr (2006)
ISBN 10: 0521861403 ISBN 13: 9780521861403
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge Univ Pr, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 225 pages. 8.75x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0521861403

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 77.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.81
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Manicas, Peter T.
Published by Cambridge University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0521861403 ISBN 13: 9780521861403
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2006. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780521861403

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 76.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.77
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

PETER T. MANICAS
ISBN 10: 0521861403 ISBN 13: 9780521861403
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2006. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9780521861403 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0480927

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 80.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.44
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Peter T. Manicas
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0521861403 ISBN 13: 9780521861403
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2006. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This introduction to the philosophy of social science provides an original conception of the task and nature of social inquiry. Peter Manicas discusses the role of causality seen in the physical sciences and offers a reassessment of the problem of explanation from a realist perspective. He argues that the fundamental goal of theory in both the natural and social sciences is not, contrary to widespread opinion, prediction and control, or the explanation of events (including behaviour). Instead, theory aims to provide an understanding of the processes which, together, produce the contingent outcomes of experience. Offering a host of concrete illustrations and examples of critical ideas and issues, this accessible book will be of interest to students of the philosophy of social science, and social scientists from a range of disciplines. Seller Inventory # APC9780521861403

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 99.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Peter T. Manicas
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0521861403 ISBN 13: 9780521861403
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2006. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This introduction to the philosophy of social science provides an original conception of the task and nature of social inquiry. Peter Manicas discusses the role of causality seen in the physical sciences and offers a reassessment of the problem of explanation from a realist perspective. He argues that the fundamental goal of theory in both the natural and social sciences is not, contrary to widespread opinion, prediction and control, or the explanation of events (including behaviour). Instead, theory aims to provide an understanding of the processes which, together, produce the contingent outcomes of experience. Offering a host of concrete illustrations and examples of critical ideas and issues, this accessible book will be of interest to students of the philosophy of social science, and social scientists from a range of disciplines. Seller Inventory # APC9780521861403

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 102.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Peter T. Manicas
Published by Cambridge University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0521861403 ISBN 13: 9780521861403
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0521861403

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 103.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Peter T. Manicas
Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521861403 ISBN 13: 9780521861403
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 234 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.1in. x 0.9in.This 2006 introduction to the philosophy of social science provides an original conception of the task and nature of social inquiry. Peter Manicas discusses the role of causality seen in the physical sciences and offers a reassessment of the problem of explanation from a realist perspective. He argues that the fundamental goal of theory in both the natural and social sciences is not, contrary to widespread opinion, prediction and control, or the explanation of events (including behaviour). Instead, theory aims to provide an understanding of the processes which, together, produce the contingent outcomes of experience. Offering a host of concrete illustrations and examples of critical ideas and issues, this accessible book will be of interest to students of the philosophy of social science, and social scientists from a range of disciplines. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 9780521861403

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 111.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book