Why Is There No Philosophy of Political Science?

Authored by: Bruno Verbeek , Lee McIntyre

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science

Print publication date:  December  2016
Online publication date:  December  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138825758
eBook ISBN: 9781315410098
Adobe ISBN: 9781315410081

10.4324/9781315410098.ch37

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Abstract

When looking at the field of philosophy of social science, it is striking that there are so many common questions across the disciplines that are concerned with explaining human behavior. Questions about the nature of explanation, the proper unit of analysis, reductionism, social ontology, methodological individualism—as well as other various questions about methodology—all seem to bubble up.

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