Explorations Beyond the Machine: A Philosophy of Social Science for the Post-Newtonian Age

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Nova Publishers, 1994 - Social Science - 277 pages
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METHODOLOGICAL MONISM OR METHODOLOGICAL APARTHEID?THE USE AND ABUSE OF NATURAL SCIENCE METHODOLOGY A...
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SCIENTIFIC METAPHOR AND PUBLIC POLICY THE SOCIOPOLITICAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
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THE NEW SCIENCES AND THEIR METAPHORICAL IMAGERY
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THE QUANTUMHOLOGRAPHIC UNIVERSE
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THE CHAOTIC UNIVERSE
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THE NEOEVOLUTIONARY SELFORGANIZING UNIVERSE
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A SYNTHESIS OF UNIVERSES THE EMERGING SCIENCE OF HOLISM
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ELEMENTS OF A NEW PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
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REASON OBJECTIVISM AND EMPIRICAL LAWS
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SIMPLICITY LINEARITY AND PREDICTABILITY
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DETERMINISM AND FREEDOM
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SUBJECTIVISM AND CHOICE
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SOCIOBIOLOGY AND THE NATURENURTURE DEBATE
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THE NEW PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES POLITICS AND ECONOMICS
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MARXISM AND DIALECTICAL THEORY
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POLITICS ECONOMICS AND DEMOCRACY
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HISTORICAL TRAJECTORY AND THE RISE AND FALL OF SOCIAL SYSTEMS
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INNOVATION AND LEARNING IN SYSTEM CHANGE AND STABILITY
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METHODOLOGICAL INDIVIDUALISM THE MICROMACRO PROBLEM AND WHOLE SYSTEMS BEHAVIOR
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MATTER AND MATERIALISM
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