|Preface to the Second Edition||viii|
|Preface and Acknowledgements||ix|
|Introduction: Challenges for Social Science||1|
|1 Positivism, Science and the Politics of Knowledge||10|
|2 Hermeneutics and Interpretation: The Search for Meaning||41|
|3 The Dialectical Imagination: Marxism, Critique and Emancipation||63|
|4 Communication and Pragmatism: Habermas, Apel and the Renewal of Critical Social Science||81|
|5 Deconstructionism and Postmodernism: Implications of the Cultural Turn||103|
|6 Return of the Actor: The Reflexive Turn and Feminist Standpoint Epistemology||119|
|7 Constructivism and Realism||136|
|8 Social Science and Public Discourse||153|
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Publication information: Book title: Social Science: Philosophical and Methodological Foundations. Contributors: Gerard Delanty - Author. Publisher: Open University Press. Place of publication: Maidenhead, England. Publication year: 2005. Page number: vii.
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