Methods and Ideas
A survey of core ideas and arguments in the social sciences, with an emphasis on longstanding philosophical debates over concepts, methods and aims. Topics include the nature of social scientific explanation, causality, the rise of probability and statistical inference, the place of interpretation and ethical justification in the social sciences, and the relationship between explanation and understanding, agency, rationality, norms, culture, discourses, authority, legitimacy, liberty, equality and justice.
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- Registration status: Year 2 PPE program