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Clarity and confusion in social theory : taking concepts seriously, by Leonidas Tsilipakos

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Clarity and confusion in social theory : taking concepts seriously
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Clarity and confusion in social theory
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taking concepts seriously
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by Leonidas Tsilipakos
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eng
Summary
Departing from a concern with certain 'hard' problems in social theory and focusing instead on the theoretical strategies employed in their solution, especially on how these strategies depend on what the author calls the theoretical attitude towards language, this book considers whether these strategies, far from being indispensable guides to thinking, might in fact lead social theorists to misunderstand the concepts constitutive of social life. Making use of the insights and practice of Ordinary Language Philosophy, understood as encompassing the work of Wittgenstein, Ryle, Austin and their followers, Clarity and Confusion in Social Theory reveals the profound logical flaws in some of the central methodological procedures often employed in social theory for dealing with concepts, offering alternative approaches to social scientists and philosophers for tackling the conceptual issues that have so bedevilled social science from its inception.--
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Tsilipakos, Leonidas
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Philosophy and method in the social sciences
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  • Sociology
  • Social sciences
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Clarity and confusion in social theory : taking concepts seriously, by Leonidas Tsilipakos
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-169) and index
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Contents
Preface; Introduction; Sociology and ordinary language philosophy: a dialogue; What Achilles said to Hempel: unrealistic restrictions and the idea of explanation as a matter of form; Ordinary language philosophy as logic; Ontological confusion in social theory; Continuing ontological confusion: the constitution and application of an ontological scheme; Some problems with 'the problem of structure and agency'; Conclusion; Postscript; References; Index
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FIEb17684237
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24 cm.
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x, 174 pages
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9781472432407
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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(OCoLC)894026232
Label
Clarity and confusion in social theory : taking concepts seriously, by Leonidas Tsilipakos
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-169) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface; Introduction; Sociology and ordinary language philosophy: a dialogue; What Achilles said to Hempel: unrealistic restrictions and the idea of explanation as a matter of form; Ordinary language philosophy as logic; Ontological confusion in social theory; Continuing ontological confusion: the constitution and application of an ontological scheme; Some problems with 'the problem of structure and agency'; Conclusion; Postscript; References; Index
Control code
FIEb17684237
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 174 pages
Isbn
9781472432407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894026232

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