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What is social theory? : the philosophical debates / edited by Alan Sica.

Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextPublication details: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 1998.ISBN:
  • 0631209549
  • 0631209557
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 300.1 21
LOC classification:
  • H61
Contents:
Introduction: Philosophy's Tutelage of Social Theory: "A Parody of Profundity"? / Alan Sica -- 1. Mapping Postmodern Social Theory / Robert J. Antonio -- 2. A Thesaurus of Experience: Maurice Natanson, Phenomenology, and Social Theory / Mary F. Rogers -- 3. From Content to Context: A Social Epistemology of the Structure-Agency Craze / Steve Fuller -- 4. Making Normative Soup with Non-normative Bones / Stephen Turner -- 5. Criteria for a Theory of Knowledge / Jennifer L. Croissant -- 6. Examples, Submerged Statements, and the Neglected Application of Philosophy to Social Theory / Stanley Lieberson -- 7. Loosening the Chains of Philosophical Reductionism / Steven Rytina -- 8. Social Order and Emergent Rationality / Michael W. Macy -- 9. Theoretical Models: Sociology's Missing Links / John Skvoretz -- 10. Sociological Models / Paul Humphreys -- 11. Culture and Social Structure / Peter M. Blau.
Summary: In this wide-ranging collection of original essays, the intersection of philosophy and social theory is examined from a variety of viewpoints: some from the interpretative side of the discipline, and others from within the camp of formal and mathematical modeling. Leading practitioners from both of these major theoretical factions give voice to their plans for enlarging the scope of social theory, and maintaining its vitality, into the next century. They seek to help alleviate some of the crises that have recently afflicted sociology as it has struggled to accommodate postmodernism, feminism, moral philosophy, and other challenges to its classical analytic tradition.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

Introduction: Philosophy's Tutelage of Social Theory: "A Parody of Profundity"? / Alan Sica -- 1. Mapping Postmodern Social Theory / Robert J. Antonio -- 2. A Thesaurus of Experience: Maurice Natanson, Phenomenology, and Social Theory / Mary F. Rogers -- 3. From Content to Context: A Social Epistemology of the Structure-Agency Craze / Steve Fuller -- 4. Making Normative Soup with Non-normative Bones / Stephen Turner -- 5. Criteria for a Theory of Knowledge / Jennifer L. Croissant -- 6. Examples, Submerged Statements, and the Neglected Application of Philosophy to Social Theory / Stanley Lieberson -- 7. Loosening the Chains of Philosophical Reductionism / Steven Rytina -- 8. Social Order and Emergent Rationality / Michael W. Macy -- 9. Theoretical Models: Sociology's Missing Links / John Skvoretz -- 10. Sociological Models / Paul Humphreys -- 11. Culture and Social Structure / Peter M. Blau.

In this wide-ranging collection of original essays, the intersection of philosophy and social theory is examined from a variety of viewpoints: some from the interpretative side of the discipline, and others from within the camp of formal and mathematical modeling. Leading practitioners from both of these major theoretical factions give voice to their plans for enlarging the scope of social theory, and maintaining its vitality, into the next century. They seek to help alleviate some of the crises that have recently afflicted sociology as it has struggled to accommodate postmodernism, feminism, moral philosophy, and other challenges to its classical analytic tradition.