Explanation in the Behavioural Sciences

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CUP Archive, May 22, 1975 - Philosophy - 536 pages
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There are sharp differences among psychologists, sociologists, philosophers and others concerned with the behavioural and social sciences, not simply about the adequacy of particular explanatory systems, but about the very forms of explanation appropriate in this field. The editors have therefore invited a number of distinguished contributors to bring their views into direct confrontation - each chapter takes the form of an exposition, a comment and a final reply by the first author. This volume was first published in 1970.
  

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Contents

Stephen Toulmin i
27
Charles Taylor
49
N S Sutherland
97
D W Hamlyn
153
John Watkins
167
understanding and explanation in sociology
231
SITUATIONAL INDIVIDUALISM AND THE EMERGENT
271
THE RELEVANCE OF PSYCHOLOGY TO THE EXPLANATION
313
George C Homans
329
R A Boakes
345
Noam Chomsky
425
Frank Cioffi
500
Index
517
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Cioffi is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

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