Continental Philosophies of the Social Sciences

Teira Serrano, David, Continental Philosophies of the Social Sciences. , 2013 (book)

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Título Continental Philosophies of the Social Sciences
Autor(es) Teira Serrano, David
Materia(s) Filosofía
Resumen I will focus on a few paradigmatic instances of continental philosophies of the social sciences, discussing each one separately without any attempt to find a common thread. The following three sections will deal, in this order, with Marxism, phenomenology and, more briefly, Foucault. I have chosen these three approaches for just one reason: they have had a real influence on how social research has been conducted throughout the 20th century. There have been Marxist, phenomenological and Foucauldian social scientists and they can claim that their research methods are effectively grounded in philosophical principles that analytically-oriented social scientists do not share. Next, I will focus on positive guidelines implemented in current social sciences rather than on principled philosophical discussions about how they should be cultivated. In the case of Marxism, this implies an assessment of major contributions in several fields, whereas phenomenologists or Foucauldians have so far been a dissenting minority with minor professional impact. I follow the (mostly) analytically-minded habit of working with case studies where methodologies are actually implemented. The aim of this chapter is just to show the relevance of continental ideas for certain research agendas, focusing more on their efficacy in actual scientific practices than on their internal philosophical merits. This judgment is admittedly analytically inspired, but I hope not entirely unfair to the continental accomplishments.
Palabras clave continental philosophy
philosophy of the social sciences
Fecha 2013-03-23
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Identificador bibliuned:500654
Fuente The Sage Handbook of the Philosophy of the Social Science
Idioma eng
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