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Political Economics and Possibilism

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/9780691159904.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter contains the introduction to Hirschman's collection of essays on development at the close of the 1960s, A Bias for Hope: Essays on Development in Latin America. Here, Hirschman points to ... More


Methodological Individualism: Intentionalism

Bhargava Rajeev

in Individualism in Social Science: Forms and Limits of a Methodology

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242796
eISBN:
9780191680564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242796.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the concept of EI-4, which states that all social phenomena must be explained in terms of individuals and their properties. EI-4 is considered as a simple doctrine because it ... More


The Creolizing Subject: Race, Reason, and the Politics of Purity

Michael J. Monahan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234493
eISBN:
9780823240715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234493.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

How does our understanding of the reality (or lack thereof) of race as a category of being affect our understanding of racism as a social phenomenon, and vice versa? How should we envision the aims ... More


Introduction

Bhargava Rajeev

in Individualism in Social Science: Forms and Limits of a Methodology

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242796
eISBN:
9780191680564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242796.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses an introduction to the concept of methodological individualism. This is defined as the view in social science according to which all social phenomena must be accounted for in ... More


Greek and Roman Festivals: Content, Meaning, and Practice

J. Rasmus Brandt and Jon W. Iddeng (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696093
eISBN:
9780191745744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696093.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Archaeology: Classical

Festivals were the heartbeat of Greek and Roman society, its social and political organization, and its institutions. They set the rhythm of the year, as laid down in a calendar, and through them ... More


Setting the Bounds of Law-and-society

D. J. GALLIGAN

in Law in Modern Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199291830
eISBN:
9780191700675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291830.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Any person who attempts to study law in society is faced with the dilemma of either taking law too seriously or not taking it seriously enough since one may view law simply as a system of rules. This ... More


Hart’s Methodological Positivism

Stephen R. Perry

in Hart’s Postscript: Essays on the Postscript to ‘The Concept of Law’

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299080
eISBN:
9780191685606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299080.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter aims to distinguish the substantive and methodological legal positivism in Herbert Hart's general theory of law. It explains that legal positivism is the view that there is no necessary ... More


The Second Person

Donald Davidson

in Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective: Philosophical Essays Volume 3

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237532
eISBN:
9780191597312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237537.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The author argues that language is necessarily a social phenomenon. The argument draws heavily on considerations advanced in favour of the thesis that meaning something requires understanding, and ... More


Introduction

Margaret Gilbert

in Joint Commitment: How We Make the Social World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199970148
eISBN:
9780199369898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970148.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

This opening chapter introduces and explains what is distinctive about Margaret Gilbert’s joint commitment approach to social phenomena, contrasting it with standard singularist approaches and ... More


Sociology: Comte and His Successors

Bruce Caldwell (ed.)

in Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason: Text and Documents

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226321097
eISBN:
9780226321127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226321127.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter recalls a few facts of Comte's life to understand his views and the extent and limits of his influence. The most important feature of his career is perhaps that he trained as a ... More


Joint Commitment: How We Make the Social World

Margaret Gilbert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199970148
eISBN:
9780199369898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970148.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

This book comprises eighteen wide-ranging essays that share a common theme: the centrality of joint commitment to human life, both private and public. After an opening chapter that introduces joint ... More


Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason: Text and Documents

F. A. Hayek

Bruce Caldwell (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226321097
eISBN:
9780226321127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226321127.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This book presents a study of social phenomena. How to best and most accurately study social interactions has long been debated intensely, and there are two main approaches: the positivists, who ... More


Origins of Criminology

Nicole Rafter

in What is Criminology?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199571826
eISBN:
9780191728839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571826.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter focuses on early attempts to explain crime scientifically, efforts that began in the late 18th century and continued very nearly untill the end of the 19th century, when the term ... 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


Introduction

Bruce Caldwell (ed.)

in Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason: Text and Documents

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226321097
eISBN:
9780226321127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226321127.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter outlines the Austrian economist Friedrich A. Hayek's experience and ideas behind his big research project, a wide-ranging historical investigation that would incorporate intellectual ... More


The Individualist and ‘Compositive’ Method of the Social Sciences

Bruce Caldwell (ed.)

in Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason: Text and Documents

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226321097
eISBN:
9780226321127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226321127.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The special difficulties of the social sciences, and much confusion about their character, derive precisely from the fact that, in them, ideas appear in two capacities, as it were, as part of their ... More


The Historicism of the Scientistic Approach

Bruce Caldwell (ed.)

in Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason: Text and Documents

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226321097
eISBN:
9780226321127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226321127.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter studies “historicism,” which is described as a product of the scientistic approach. This may cause surprise, since historicism is usually represented as the opposite of the treatment of ... More


The Concept ‘Scientifically Valid (Danish) Law’

Alf Ross

in On Law and Justice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198716105
eISBN:
9780191784361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198716105.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

On the basis of the analysis of the game of chess and chess rules, Chapter I proposed the working hypothesis that, in principle, it must be possible to define and explain the concept ‘scientifically ... More


The Battles of Yesterday

Naomi Beck

in Hayek and the Evolution of Capitalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226556000
eISBN:
9780226556147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556147.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Hayek’s interest in evolutionary theorizing was motivated by a desire to justify a specific worldview rather than explain observable reality, or at the very least test the explanatory power of ... More


Organising Early Film Audiences

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the transformation of cinema into a site of mass amusement in the 1900s. From the period of ‘nickel madness’ grew a new understanding of the formal properties of film and of ... More


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