Hermeneutic Dialogue and Social Science: A Critique of Gadamer and Habermas

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Routledge, 2001 - Social Science - 178 pages
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The book includes: examinations of the philosophers' responses to theorists from Wilhelm Dilthey to Max Weber and Alfred Schutz; contextual information, including a compilation of debates over objectivity in social science from the Enlightenment to Mill, Durkheim and Weber; detailed definitions of critical terms, including "objectivity" and "positivism"; and a concluding assessment of the scope and limits of the idea of dialogical social science.

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Austin Harrington is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Leeds. He has published three books: Art and Social Theory: Sociological Arguments in Aesthetics, Polity Press, 2004; Hermeneutic Dialogue and Social Science: A Critique of Gadamer and Habermas, Routledge, 2001 and The Protestant Ethic
Debate: Max Weber's Replies to his Critics, 1907-1910, Liverpool University Press, 2001, edited with D. Chalcraft.

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