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Social Science

Beyond Constructivism and Realism

1998
Author:

Gerard Delanty

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An ambitious and wide-ranging text about the debates of social science.

Exploring the changing conceptions of social science from the sixteenth century to today, Delanty argues how this group of disciplines is recovering its role as the critical voice of modernity.

This concise and comprehensive volume provides an accessible overview of the main debates on the sociology and philosophy of the social sciences. Exploring the changing conceptions of social science from the sixteenth century to today, Delanty argues how this group of disciplines is recovering its role as the critical voice of modernity. He examines the positivist dispute from postempiricist perspectives and contends that the concept of social science emerging today is one that involves a synthesis of radical constructivism and critical realism.

ISBN 0-8166-3126-3 Cloth $37.95xx CUSA
ISBN 0-8166-3127-1 Paper $14.95x CUSA
160 pages 5 5/16 x 8 1/2 February
Concepts in Social Thought Series
Translation inquiries: Open University Press, UK

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Gerard Delanty is senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Liverpool, UK.

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