Karl Popper and the Social Sciences

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  • Author(s): Gorton, William A.
  • Series:
    SUNY Series in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • Publication Information:
    Albany : SUNY Press. 2006
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      The first systematic treatment of Karl Popper's contribution to the philosophy of the social sciences.This is the first book-length exploration of Karl Popper's often-neglected contributions to the philosophy of social science. William A. Gorton situates Popper's ideas on social inquiry within the broader framework of his thought, including his philosophy of natural science, his ontological theories, and his political thought. Gorton places special attention on Popper's theory of situational analysis and how it aims to heighten our understanding of the social world by untangling the complex web of human interaction that produces unintended—and often unwanted—social phenomena. Situational analysis, Gorton contends, involves a significant departure from the method of the natural sciences, despite Popper's plea for the unity of scientific method. Gorton also addresses some common misconceptions concerning Popper's stance toward economics and Marxism, making the provocative claim that contemporary analytical Marxism provides the best current example of Popperian social science put into practice.William A. Gorton is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Alma College, Michigan.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780791466612. 9780791466629. 9781423755845. 9780791482216.
    • Accession Number:
      64560545
    • Accession Number:
      149888
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    • ABNT:
      GORTON, W. A. Karl Popper and the Social Sciences. Albany: SUNY Press, 2006. ISBN 9780791466612. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=149888. Acesso em: 15 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Gorton WA. Karl Popper and the Social Sciences. SUNY Press; 2006. Accessed August 15, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=149888
    • APA:
      Gorton, W. A. (2006). Karl Popper and the Social Sciences. SUNY Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Gorton, William A. 2006. Karl Popper and the Social Sciences. SUNY Series in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Albany: SUNY Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=149888.
    • Harvard:
      Gorton, W. A. (2006) Karl Popper and the Social Sciences. Albany: SUNY Press (SUNY Series in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=149888 (Accessed: 15 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Gorton, WA 2006, Karl Popper and the Social Sciences, SUNY Series in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences, SUNY Press, Albany, viewed 15 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Gorton, William A. Karl Popper and the Social Sciences. SUNY Press, 2006. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=149888.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Gorton, William A. Karl Popper and the Social Sciences. SUNY Series in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Albany: SUNY Press, 2006. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=149888.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Gorton WA. Karl Popper and the Social Sciences [Internet]. Albany: SUNY Press; 2006 [cited 2020 Aug 15]. (SUNY Series in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=149888