Philosophy of Social Science (PHIL 455.3)

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PHIL 455 01 September 2016


Examines current conceptual, ontological, epistemological, and methodological issues in philosophy of social science; generalization and prediction in the social sciences, reasons vs. causes, interpretation and meaning of social phenomena, intentionality, explanation of action, reductionism, supervenience, individualism vs. holism, objectivity, realism, constructivism, relativism, facts vs. values, feminism, postmodernism, sociology of knowledge.


PHIL 251 or 12 credit units in philosophy, or 6 credit units in philosophy and 12 credit units in a social science or history.

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