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Brian Epstein is adamant that the social sciences need to think very differently about the nature of the social world. In The Ant Trap: Rebuilding the Foundations of the Social Sciences… 1,489 more words
Traditional science has worked under the assumption that reality can be reduced to smaller and simpler elementary parts. This is called reductionism.
However, some pioneering thinkers have taken the view that nature is complex even on its most fundamental levels. 386 more words
Alva Noë is currently a professor of philosophy at the University of California in Berkeley, CA. His research centers on cognitive science, the origins of analytic philosophy, phenomenology, philosophy of mind, theory of art, theory of perception, and Wittgenstein. 1,945 more words
Prof. Vivek Kumar, Professor at the Centre for the Study of Social System (CSSS), Jawaharlal Nehru University delivered a lecture on 16th February 2017 on the topic of ‘Media and Marginalisation’.He lectured on how dalits are marginalised in media. 351 more words
One of the distinguishing characteristics of analytical sociology is its insistence on the idea of causal mechanisms as the core component of explanation. Like post-positivists in other traditions, AS theorists specifically reject the covering law model of explanation and argues for a “realist” understanding of causal relations and powers: a causal relationship between 954 more words