Varieties of social explanation : an introduction to the philosophy of social science /

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Author / Creator:Little, Daniel
Imprint:Boulder : Westview Press, 1991.
Description:xiii, 258 p. ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Social sciences -- Methodology
Social sciences -- Philosophy
Social sciences -- Methodology.
Social sciences -- Philosophy.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/1318610
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ISBN:0813305659
0813305667 (pbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-249) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I. Models of Explanation
  • 2. Causal Analysis
  • 3. Rational Choice Theory
  • 4. Interpretation Theory
  • Part II. Variations and Elaborations
  • 5. Functional and Structural Explanation
  • 6. Materialism
  • 7. Economic Anthropology
  • 8. Statistical Analysis
  • Part III. Current Controversies
  • 9. Methodological Individualism
  • 10. Relativism
  • 11. Toward Methodological Pluralism
  • Bibliography
  • About the Book and Author
  • Index