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Introduction: The power of pragmatism

Jane Wills and Robert W. Lake

in The power of pragmatism: Knowledge production and social inquiry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526134943
eISBN:
9781526155481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526134950.00007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter provides a thorough introduction to an edited book that comprises fifteen chapters exploring the power of pragmatism in relation to social research and the production of knowledge. The ... More


Wittgenstein & Social Theory

John G. Gunnell

in Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn: Leaving Everything as It Is

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169400
eISBN:
9780231538343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169400.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter provides a summary of how Wittgenstein's work addresses the practices of the social and human sciences, beginning with an examination of Peter Winch's The Idea of a Social Science. ... More


Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn: Leaving Everything as It Is

John Gunnell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169400
eISBN:
9780231538343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169400.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

A distinctive feature of Ludwig Wittgenstein's work after 1930 was his turn to a conception of philosophy as a form of social inquiry, and Thomas Kuhn's approach to the philosophy of science ... More


Habits of social inquiry and reconstruction: A Deweyan vision of democracy and social research

Malcolm P. Cutchin

in The power of pragmatism: Knowledge production and social inquiry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526134943
eISBN:
9781526155481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526134950.00009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Social scientists have begun to re-evaluate and incorporate some of pragmatist John Dewey’s insights into their work. This chapter explores the role of habit in John Dewey’s understanding of human ... More


Introduction

John G. Gunnell

in Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn: Leaving Everything as It Is

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169400
eISBN:
9780231538343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169400.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter asserts that Ludwig Wittgenstein's philosophy forms the basis of a theory and method of social inquiry, and that Thomas Kuhn's statement of transformations in natural ... More


Conventional Objects, Concepts, & the Practice of Interpretation

John G. Gunnell

in Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn: Leaving Everything as It Is

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169400
eISBN:
9780231538343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169400.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter deals with Wittgenstein's later discussions of interpretation and post-Investigations elaboration of the thought–language relationship. The posthumous remarks traditionally presented as ... More


The power of pragmatism: Knowledge production and social inquiry

Jane Wills and Robert Lake (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526134943
eISBN:
9781526155481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526134950
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book makes the case for a pragmatist approach to the practice of social inquiry and knowledge production. Through diverse examples from multiple disciplines, contributors explore the power of ... More


Virtual Ruin: Disinterested Agency in Hazlitt and Keats

in Anonymous Life: Romanticism and Dispossession

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758406
eISBN:
9780804779685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758406.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores Hazlitt's belief that a concern for the imaginative capacities of ethical debate turns us to the virtuality of social relations, and that it is precisely in the dynamic between ... More


United Methodism in Crisis: Prophetic Witness through the Board of Church and Society

in Public Pulpits: Methodists and Mainline Churches in the Moral Argument of Public Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226804743
eISBN:
9780226804767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226804767.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The United Methodist Building is the last nongovernmental edifice left facing directly onto the Capitol. Dedicated in 1924 by the Board of Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals of the Methodist ... More


The Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland

K. J. Rankin

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.003.0047
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the ways in which the Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland articulated the voice and expertise of a learned society dedicated to ‘the study of ... More


Interpreting Science: Kuhn as a Social Theorist

John G. Gunnell

in Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn: Leaving Everything as It Is

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169400
eISBN:
9780231538343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169400.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter is concerned with the clarification of Thomas Kuhn's controversial account of science, focusing on how it relates to issues in social inquiry and how it exemplifies Wittgenstein's ... More


Evaluative Attitudes

Gerhard Preyer and Nicholas Malpas

in Dialogues with Davidson: Acting, Interpreting, Understanding

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015561
eISBN:
9780262295796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015561.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter focuses on the “problem of value” that concerns the apparent conflict between such value-ladenness and the claim to objectivity and truth, and the disagreement regarding how this problem ... More


Conclusion

Basia Spalek and Alia Imtoual

in Religion, spirituality and the social sciences: Challenging marginalisation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420411
eISBN:
9781447303190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420411.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter summarises the themes of the book, which focus on religion and spirituality in popular culture and policy arenas as well as within the academy. The first section examines the notion of ... More


Presentation and Representation in Social Inquiry

John G. Gunnell

in Conventional Realism and Political Inquiry: Channeling Wittgenstein

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226661278
eISBN:
9780226661308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226661308.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter defends a distinction between the concepts of presentation and representation, which is important both to an argument for conventional realism and for understanding the difference ... More


Thomas Kuhn & the Shadow of Wittgenstein

John G. Gunnell

in Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn: Leaving Everything as It Is

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169400
eISBN:
9780231538343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169400.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter demonstrates how the shadow of Wittgenstein looms over issues of social inquiry. This shadow, however, is not an accurate manifestation of his argument, and it confuses the domain on ... More


Theories of care as a challenge to Weberian paradigms in social science

Joan C. Tronto

in Care Ethics and Political Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716341
eISBN:
9780191784941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716341.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter makes a large claim for theories of care: they now need to show how they offer a different analysis of social reality from more mainstream approaches in social science. The Weberian ... More


Between Stress Beach and Fantasy Island

Johan A. Lindquist

in The Anxieties of Mobility: Migration and Tourism in the Indonesian Borderlands

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832018
eISBN:
9780824869977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832018.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter offers not so much closure as a way forward. Taking as its starting point an ambiguous structure being built on Batam's Stress Beach in 2003—a structure suggesting both boom and bust—it ... More


Conclusion

M.L.R. Smith and David Martin Jones

in The Political Impossibility of Modern Counterinsurgency: Strategic Problems, Puzzles, and Paradoxes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170000
eISBN:
9780231539128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170000.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This concluding chapter points to the underlying problem surrounding the ambiguous nature of the concept of insurgency. This lack of accuracy has corresponding implications for the comprehension of ... More


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