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Simulating Minds: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Mindreading

Alvin I. Goldman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195138924
eISBN:
9780199786480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138929.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

How people assign mental states to others and how they represent or conceptualize such states in the first place are topics of interest to philosophy of mind, developmental psychology, and cognitive ... More


The Art of Social Theory

Richard Swedberg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155227
eISBN:
9781400850358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155227.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

In the social sciences today, students are taught theory by reading and analyzing the works of Karl Marx, Max Weber, and other foundational figures of the discipline. What they rarely learn, however, ... More


Starting Anew

Richard Swedberg

in The Art of Social Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155227
eISBN:
9781400850358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155227.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter presents the project of creative theorizing in social science. One can approach the topic of theorizing and its current situation with the help of the distinction between the context of ... More


Summary and More

Richard Swedberg

in The Art of Social Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155227
eISBN:
9781400850358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155227.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This concluding chapter summarizes the general approach to theorizing in this book. This approach may be referred to as creative theorizing. What first and foremost characterizes it is the argument ... More


Spell‐Out and the Minimalist Program

Juan Uriagereka

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199593521
eISBN:
9780191731402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593521.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Since Juan Uriagereka originated the multiple spell-out model in 1999 it has been one of the most influential lines of research in syntactic theorizing. The model simplified a crucial element of the ... More


The Architecture of the Imagination: New Essays on Pretence, Possibility, and Fiction

Shaun Nichols (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199275731
eISBN:
9780191706103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275731.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book presents essays in the form of thirteen chapters on the propositional imagination. The propositional imagination — the mental capacity we exploit when we imagine that everyone is ... More


The Search for Paradigms as a Hindrance to Understanding

Albert O. Hirschman

in The Essential Hirschman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159904
eISBN:
9781400848409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159904.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines the kind of cognitive style that hinders, or promotes, understanding. The topic is introduced with a critical look at two books that exemplify opposite styles—one a study of the ... More


Introduction—from Staatsrechtslehre to Behemoth

Duncan Kelly

in The State of the Political: Conceptions of Politics and the State in the Thought of Max Weber, Carl Schmitt, and Franz Neumann

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262870
eISBN:
9780191734892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262870.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is a book about how conceptions of the modern state, politics and the political were understood, developed and modified by Max Weber (1864–1920), Carl Schmitt (1888–1985) and Franz Neumann ... More


Social Observation

Richard Swedberg

in The Art of Social Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155227
eISBN:
9781400850358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155227.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter argues that creative theorizing in social science has to begin with observation. The way one observes at the early stage of the research differs from the way one does it later. What ... More


Heuristics

Richard Swedberg

in The Art of Social Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155227
eISBN:
9781400850358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155227.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter focuses on the importance of heuristics in theorizing. The most common interpretation of the word heuristics is that it means “discovery.” When one theorizes, it has been argued, one ... More


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