On the Logic of the Social Sciences

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Author(s): Jurgen Habermas
Original Publish Date: Oct 07, 2015
Product Number: EB00625143
Released: Nov 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780745694139
Publisher: Polity
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Description

In this wide-ranging work, now available in paperback, Habermas presents his views on the nature of the social sciences and their distinctive methodology and concerns. He examines, among other things, the traditional division between the natural sciences and the social sciences; the characteristics of social action and the implications of theories of language for social enquiry; and the nature, tasks and limitations of hermeneutics. Habermas' analysis of these and other themes is, as always, rigorous, perceptive and constructive. This brilliant study succeeds in highlighting the distinctive characteristics of the social sciences and in outlining the nature of, and prospects for, critical theory today.

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