PART I. PURPOSES IN THE STUDY OF POLITICS
|Chapter One. Questions of Fact and Value: The "Is" and the
"Ought," Means and Ends8Fact and Value: The Descriptive and the Normative , 8. Ends and Means: The Prescriptive , 10.|
|Chapter Two. Selecting and Ordering Descriptive Data14Developmental or Historical Questions , 14. Cross-
sectional questions, 17. Levels of Generality , 20.|
|Chapter Three. Explanation 22Explanation in Terms of Reasons , 23. Explanation
in Terms of Motives, Attitudes, Beliefs, or Dispositions, 26. Explanation in Terms of Causes , 27. Explanation in Terms of End-States, 29. Explanation
in Terms of the Function Served, 29. Teleological
Explanation, 33. Approaches Employed in Explanation, 33. Levels of Discourse Employed in Explanation, 35. The Relative Importance of Explanatory
Factors, 36. Reasons, Causes, Variables, Necessary
and Sufficient Conditions, General Laws, and Theories, 38.|
|Chapter Four. Prediction42The Prevalence and Importance of Predicting , 42. The Bases for Predicting , 43. Promoting Rational
Decision Making as the Purpose in Predicting, 45. A Note on Objectivity , 49.|
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Book title: Political Science:A Philosophical Analysis.
Contributors: Vernon Van Dyke - Author.
Publisher: Stanford University Press.
Place of publication: Stanford, CA.
Publication year: 1960.
Page number: xiii.
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