Philosophy of Social Science

PHIL 0260 S01 [CRN: 17508]

This is a general introduction to the philosophy of social science. Social science brings with it certain specific problems and modes of explanation. This course is designed to introduce students to some of the issues surrounding social science. What sorts of problems and phenomena are social scientists concerned with explaining? How are they different from the problems tackled by natural scientists? Is there a mode of explanation distinctive of social science? What sorts of theoretical tools do social scientists use? We'll consider all these questions, and more.
Fall 2017
09:00 - 10:20 Tue, Thu - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017