The Resource Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn : Leaving Everything as It Is, John G. Gunnell

Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn : Leaving Everything as It Is, John G. Gunnell

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Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn : Leaving Everything as It Is
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Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn
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Leaving Everything as It Is
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John G. Gunnell
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A distinctive feature of Ludwig Wittgenstein's work after 1930 was his turn to a conception of philosophy as a form of social inquiry, John G. Gunnell argues, and Thomas Kuhn's approach to the philosophy of science exemplified this conception. In this book, Gunnell shows how these philosophers address foundational issues in the social and human sciences, particularly the vision of social inquiry as an interpretive endeavor and the distinctive cognitive and practical relationship between social inquiry and its subject matter.Gunnell speaks directly to philosophers and practitioners of the social and human sciences. He tackles the demarcation between natural and social science; the nature of social phenomena; the concept and method of interpretation; the relationship between language and thought; the problem of knowledge of other minds; and the character of descriptive and normative judgments about practices that are the object of inquiry. Though Wittgenstein and Kuhn are often criticized as initiating a modern descent into relativism, this book shows that the true effect of their work was to undermine the basic assumptions of contemporary social and human science practice. It also problematized the authority of philosophy and other forms of social inquiry to specify the criteria for judging such matters as truth and justice. When Wittgenstein stated that "philosophy leaves everything as it is," he did not mean that philosophy would be left as it was or that philosophy would have no impact on what it studied, but rather that the activity of inquiry did not, simply by virtue of its performance, transform the object of inquiry
Biographical or historical data
John G. Gunnell is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Department of Political Science at the State University of New York at Albany. He is currently a research associate at the University of California, Davis. His most recent books include Political Theory and Social Science: Cutting Against the Grain and Imagining the American Polity: Political Science and the Discourse of Democracy.
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Gunnell, John G
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LC call number
  • H61.15
  • H61.15
LC item number
.G86 2014
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  • Social sciences
  • Kuhn, Thomas S
  • Moral Philosophy in General
  • Philosophy
  • Political Philosophy and Social Philosophy
  • Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
  • Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951
  • Philosophy
  • Social Science
  • Social Science
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specialized
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Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn : Leaving Everything as It Is, John G. Gunnell
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online resource
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. Investigating the Investigations
  • 5. Conventional Objects, Concepts, & the Practice of Interpretation
  • 6. Interpreting Science: Kuhn as a Social Theorist
  • 7. Wittgenstein on the Moon: Certainty, Truth, & Value
  • References
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1. Thomas Kuhn & the Shadow of Wittgenstein
  • 2. Wittgenstein & Social Theory
  • 3. Mind, Meaning, & Interpretation
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unknown
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1 online resource(280 p.)
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online
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9780231538343
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.7312/gunn16940
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illustrations.
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remote
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  • (DE-B1597)458344
  • (OCoLC)1032678676
  • (OCoLC)1046622001
  • (OCoLC)979751966
  • (DE-B1597)9780231538343
Label
Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn : Leaving Everything as It Is, John G. Gunnell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. Investigating the Investigations
  • 5. Conventional Objects, Concepts, & the Practice of Interpretation
  • 6. Interpreting Science: Kuhn as a Social Theorist
  • 7. Wittgenstein on the Moon: Certainty, Truth, & Value
  • References
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1. Thomas Kuhn & the Shadow of Wittgenstein
  • 2. Wittgenstein & Social Theory
  • 3. Mind, Meaning, & Interpretation
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(280 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231538343
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7312/gunn16940
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)458344
  • (OCoLC)1032678676
  • (OCoLC)1046622001
  • (OCoLC)979751966
  • (DE-B1597)9780231538343

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