Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

Phl 307U Introduction to the Philosophy of Social Science

A survey of philosophical issues that arise within social sciences: what is the object of study of the social sciences, are social sciences scientific, are there laws in social sciences, are social sciences descriptive or explanatory, and does the proper methodology of social sciences include unique hermeneutical principles of understanding or merely methods of causal inference and/or structural analysis?


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