The logic of society [electronic resource] : a philosophical study / by Laird Addis.
- Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1975.
1 online resource (237 p.)
History -- Philosophy.
Science -- Philosophy.
- Electronic books.
- The Logic of Society was first published in 1975. In recent years challenges have arisen from various quarters, even within analytic philosophy itself, to the positivist conception of science, especially in its application to history and other social sciences. From a neo-positivist viewpoint Professor Addis attempts to meet some of these challenges. Underlying his work are the beliefs that every even that occurs, including human choices and actions, is capable of being given an explanation of the hypothetico-deductive sort, that the task of all the sciences therefore is the search for knowledg
- Contents; I: Introduction; II: Philosophy of Science; III: Minds, Beliefs, and Actions; IV: Reduction-The Nature of Social Objects; V: Reduction-The Nature of Social Explanations; VI: History and Social Laws; VII: Laws of Historical Development; VIII: Monistic Theories of Society; IX: Ideas and Society; X: The Individual, Freedom, and Purpose in History; XI: Abstract Marxism; Notes; Bibliography; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliography and index.
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