Description
PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
** available as of 06/30/2021
This seminar explores issues in social ontology (social objects and social actors) , social causation (methodological individualism and meso- and macro-causes), social explanation (mechanisms, middle-range theories, and laws) and methodology (case-study methods, participant-observer methods, laboratory and statistical methods). We will consider unique issues and resources for sciences of society (rational choice theory, normativity and intentionality).
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 2460
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus