There is No Such Thing as a Social Science: In Defence of Peter Winch (Google eBook)
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Dec 28, 2012 - Social Science - 156 pages
The revived interest in Peter Winch’s work since his death in 1997 provoked this exciting new volume. A focus on the misrepresentation he suffered through a failure to understand central social and philosophical themes in his writing, encouraged the authors to re-establish a Winchian voice and examine how his central claim is both more significant and more difficult to transcend than sociologists and philosophers have hitherto imagined.
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