Pavel Stepantsov 1
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation

There Is No Such Thing as a Social Science: In Defence of Peter Winch

2010, vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 129–150 [issue contents]
The questions considered in this review of the recently published book “There Is No Such Thing as a Social Science” by Phil Hutchinson, Rupert Read, and Wes Sharrock, pertain to the philosophy of the methodology of social sciences: what research problems can sociology study? is it possible for sociology to study social world as an empirical world, and what consequences will this sociologists’ empirical attitude toward their subject have? The review explores how the authors of the book, with the help of Peter Winch’s philosophy of the social sciences, criticize the project of sociology as an empirical enterprise. Then their own project of sociology is critically examined.
Citation: Stepantsov Pavel (2010) Net takoy veshchi, kak sotsial'naya nauka: v zashchitu Pitera Uincha [There Is No Such Thing as a Social Science: In Defence of Peter Winch] The Russian Sociological Review, 3, pp. 129-150 (in Russian)
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