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Forms of explanation : rethinking the questions in social theory / Alan Garfinkel.


New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, [1981] .
ISBN 0300049021, 0300021364, 9780300049022, 9780300021363

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Subjects Hermeneutics.
Herméneutique.
Philosophie.
Philosophy.
Reductionism.
Relativité
Relativity.
Réductionnisme.
Sciences sociales -- Philosophie.
Social sciences -- Philosophy.
Sociale wetenschappen.
Verklaring.
Description xi, 186 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1981]
©1981
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary What makes one explanation better than another? How can we tell when an explanation has really answered our question? In a lively and readable discussion, Garfinkel argues that the key to understanding an explanation is to discover what question is really being answered. He then suggests criteria for a good explanation and goes on to examine some classic explanations in social and natural science. -- Back cover.
Contents Introduction ---- 1. Explanatory relativity --- 2. Reductionism --- 3. Individualism in social thought --- 4. Biology and society --- 5. The ethics of explanation --- 6. Beyond relativism.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6708856
(OCoLC)ocm06708856
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WorldCat Identities Garfinkel, Alan, 1945-
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