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Rules, Magic and Instrumental Reason

Rules, Magic and Instrumental Reason

Author: Berel Dov Lerner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136404856

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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This book offers a systematic and critical discussion of Peter Winch's writings on the philosophy of the social sciences. The author points to Winch's tendency to over-emphasize the importance of language and communication, and his insufficient attention to the role of practical, technological activites in human life and society. It also offers an appendix devoted to the controversy between the anthropologists Marshall Sahlins and Gananath Obeyesekere regarding Captain James Cook's Hawaiian adventures. Essential reading for those studying the development of philosophy in the twentieth century, this book will also be of great interest to anthropologists, sociologists, scholars of religion, and all those with an interest in the relationship between philosophy and the social sciences.

Rules, Magic, and Instrumental Reason

Rules, Magic, and Instrumental Reason

Author: Berel Dov Lerner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415253020

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

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This book offers a systematic and critical discussion of Peter Winch's writings on the philosophy of the social sciences and is essential reading for those studying the development of philosophy in the twentieth century.

Rules Magic and Instrumental Reason

Rules Magic and Instrumental Reason

Author: David Hunter

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1987661214

Category:

Page: 184

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Essential reading for those studying the development of philosophy in the twentieth century, this book will also be of great interest to anthropologists, sociologists, scholars of religion, and all those with an interest in the relationship between philosophy and the social sciences.

Rationality and Cultural Interpretivism

Rationality and Cultural Interpretivism

Author: Kei Yoshida

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739174005

Category: Philosophy

Page: 156

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Kei Yoshida critically assesses five different theoretical approaches to cultural interpretivism and conclusions on rationality. This book reveals the need for a cogent solution to the problem of rationality and urges social scientists to interpret symbolic systems' or agents’ intentions as well as explain the consequences of human actions.

Karl Popper: Science

Karl Popper: Science

Author: Ian Charles Jarvie

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754657124

Category: Philosophy

Page: 316

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Sir Karl Popper (1902-1994) is one of the most controversial and widely read philosophers of the 20th century. Volume III examines Popper's contribution to our understanding of logic, mathematics, physics, biology and the social sciences, from economics to education

Justice as Integrity

Justice as Integrity

Author: David Fagelson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791481714

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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Do any moral values underlie the foundations of law and society in America? In Justice as Integrity, David Fagelson argues that morality is indeed a part of the idea of law. Examining controversies of speech and privacy, he does not ignore the conservative communitarian streak in America, but argues that liberal tolerance best fits the social meanings of American political morality. While tolerance plays a critical role, different social practices yield different conceptions of tolerance. Judges must interpret any public text to develop coherent narratives that best explain the use of force in their jurisdiction. In America, Fagelson argues, liberal tolerance is the sovereign principle that the Supreme Court uses as a prism when interpreting social institutions like marriage, speech, and even death, to make them more consistent with personal autonomy.

Consciousness and Culture

Consciousness and Culture

Author: Eric Mark Kramer

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UCSC:32106011620868

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Jean Gebser was one of the most original and influential thinkers of the 20th century, though this work is the first collection of essays on Gebser to appear in English. The work begins with an analysis of Gebser's mode of inquiry and notes the distinguishing features of his theory of culture. The chapters that follow, each written by experts in a range of fields, explore Gebser's impact on the physical sciences, fine arts, popular culture, politics, philosophy, and other aspects of civilization. The volume convincingly demonstrates that Gebser is among the first postmodernist theorists.