Philosophy of Social Science, Fifth Edition

Alexander Rosenberg


Westview Press

Philosophy of Social Science provides a tightly argued yet accessible introduction to the philosophical foundations of the human sciences, including economics, anthropology, sociology, political science, psychology, history, and the disciplines emerging at the intersections of these subjects with biology.

The fifth edition retains from previous editions an illuminating interpretation of the enduring relations between the social sciences and philosophy, and reflects on developments in social research over the past two decades that have informed and renewed debate in the philosophy of social science. New material for this edition includes a revised chapter on European philosophy of social science, an expanded discussion of modern and postmodern critical theory, a fuller treatment of feminist philosophy of sciences, and an added discussion on the ethics of care.