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Varieties of social explanation
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Varieties Of Social Explanation: An Introduction To The Philosophy Of Social Science
* Introduction Models Of Explanation * Causal Analysis * Rational Choice Theory * Interpretation Theory Variations And Elaborations * Functional and Structural ExplanationMaterialismEconomicExpand
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Microfoundations, Method, and Causation: On the Philosophy of the Social Sciences
The convergence of inexactness and intelligibility in social phenomena makes social and historical inquiry fascinating. The social world is not chaotic and social processes are not unrelated stringsExpand
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Explanatory Autonomy and Coleman's Boat
The paper addresses the question of whether an actor-centered social ontology can admit of relatively autonomous social causal explanations. It offers an alternative to the theory of social causationExpand
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Levels of the social
Publisher Summary “The social” is characterized from the concrete level of individuals in specific relations, to the global structures and institutions that constitute the modern world system, withExpand
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On the Reliability of Economic Models: Essays in the Philosophy of Economics
1 Introduction: Current Issues in the Philosophy of Economics.- 2 Causation and Explanation in Econometrics.- 3 Causal Structures in Econometrics.- Commentson Cartwright and Woodward: Causation,Expand
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Protest with Chinese Characteristics: Demonstrations, Riots, and Petitions in the Mid-Qing Dynasty
The Spectacular State explores the production of national identity in post-Soviet Uzbekistan. The main protagonists are the cultural elites involved in the elaboration of new state-sponsoredExpand
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The Scientific Marx
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Rational-Choice Models and Asian Studies
The rational-choice paradigm has been attractive to many area specialists in their efforts to arrive at explanations of social and political behavior in various parts of the world. This model ofExpand
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