Systems and Mechanisms

@article{Pickel2004SystemsAM,
  title={Systems and Mechanisms},
  author={Andreas Pickel},
  journal={Philosophy of the Social Sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={34},
  pages={169 - 181}
}
  • Andreas Pickel
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Do the social sciences in the early-21st-century need a fresh injection of philosophy? Why and of what kind? Answers to these questions can be found in every new issue of this journal. It is fair to say, however, that the interest among practicing social scientists in questions of ontology, epistemology, and methodology has sharply declined over the past two decades. The confrontations of the 1960s and 1970s between positivists and antipositivists have exhausted themselves as well as most… Expand
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