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Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences

Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences

Two Volume Set
Edited by:
  • Byron Kaldis - National Technical University of Athens, Greece

May 2013 | 1 200 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"This encyclopedia, magnificently edited by Byron Kaldis, will become a valuable source both of reference and inspiration for all those who are interested in the interrelation between philosophy and the many facets of the social sciences. A must read for every student of the humanities."
Wulf Gaertner, University of Osnabrueck, Germany

"Like all good works of reference this Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences is not to be treated passively: it provides clear and sometimes controversial material for constructive confrontation. It is a rich resource for critical engagement. The Encyclopedia conceived and edited by Byron Kaldis is a work of impressive scope and I am delighted to have it on my bookshelf.”
David Bloor, Edinburgh University

"This splendid and possibly unique work steers a skilful course between narrower conceptions of philosophy and the social sciences. It will be an invaluable resource for students and researchers in either or both fields, and to anyone working on the interrelations between them."
William Outhwaite, Newcastle University

The Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences is the first of its kind in bringing the subjects of philosophy and the social sciences together. It is not only about the philosophy of the social sciences but, going beyond that, it is also about the relationship between philosophy and the social sciences.

The subject of the Encyclopedia is purposefully multi- and inter-disciplinary. Knowledge boundaries are both delineated and crossed over. The goal is to convey a clear sense of how philosophy looks at the social sciences and to mark out a detailed picture of how the two are interrelated: interwoven at certain times but also differentiated and contrasted at others. The Entries cover topics of central significance but also those that are both controversial and on the cutting-edge, underlining the unique mark of this Encyclopedia: the interrelationship between philosophy and the social sciences, especially as it is found in fresh ideas and unprecedented hybrid disciplinary areas.

The Encyclopedia serves a further dual purpose: it contributes to the renewal of the philosophy of the social sciences and helps to promote novel modes of thinking about some of its classic problems.
Peter Murphy
A Priori and A Posteriori
Igor Douven
Abduction and Inference to the Best Explanation
Constantine Sandis
Action, Philosophical Theory of
Anders Blok
Actor Network Theory
Joseph P. Forgas
Affective Intelligence in the Social Sciences
Alfred Mele
Nigel Gilbert, David Anzola
Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation in the Social Sciences
Michael Smithson
Agnotology, Ignorance, and Uncertainty
Lauren Langman, Devorah Kalekin-Fishman
Lara Buchak
Allais Paradox
Ian Hunt
Analytical Marxism
Peter Hedström, Petri Ylikoski
Analytical Sociology and Social Mechanisms
Cory Juhl
Analytic/Synthetic Distinction
Lynn Hankinson-Neslon
Androcentrism and the Philosophy of Science
Georg Iggers
Annales School
Alban Bouvier
Blay Whitby
Artificial Intelligence
Peter Boettke
Austrian Economics
Hartmut Kliemt, Marlies Ahlert
Bargaining Theory
Alan Hájek, John Cusbert
Bayesianism, Recent Uses of
John G. Gunnell
Behavioralism in Political Science
Pete Mandik
Behaviorism, Philosophical Conception of
Edward A. Wasserman
Behaviorism in Psychological Explanation
Taylor Carman
Don Ross
Biology and the Social Sciences
Nuno Martins
Ann E. Cudd
Ned Hall
Causal Explanation, in Philosophy of Science
Jon Williamson, Phyllis McKay Illari
Causation, Philosophical Views of
Daniel Steel
Causation in the Social Sciences
Julia Tanney
Causes Versus Reasons in Action Explanation
Ross B. Emmett
Chicago School (Economics)
Gualtiero Piccinini
Classical Computationalism, Connectionism, and Computational Neuroscience
Thomas Ågotnes
Coalition Logic
David B. Kronenfeld
Cognitive Anthropology and Mental Architecture
lambros Malafouris
Cognitive Archaeology
Shaun Gallagher
Cognitive Phenomenology
Paul Thagard
Cognitive Sciences
Kirk Ludwig
Collective Agents
Mikko Salmela
Collective Emotions
Sara R. Chant
Collective Goals
Ron Eyerman
Collective Identity and Cultural Trauma
Deborah Perron Tollefsen
Collective Intentionality
Lutz Kaelber
Collective Memory
Seumas Miller
Collective Moral Responsibility
Paul Weirich
Collective Rationality
Bryce Huebner, Marcus Hedahl
Collective Values
Hans Bernhard Schmid
Seumas Miller
Common Goods
Giacomo Sillari
Common Knowledge
Alex Law
Common Sense (in the Social Sciences)
Pat Arneson
Communication Studies
William Outhwaite
Communicative Action Theory
Sune Lehmann
Complex Networks Theory and Social Phenomena
Carlos Gershenson
David Byrne
Complexity and the Social Sciences
Daniel A. Weiskopf
David Rosenthal
Alban Bouvier
Contemporary French Philosophy and the Social Sciences
Thomas Nickles
Context of Discovery Versus Context of Justification
John Latsis
Conventions, Logic of
Peter J. Richerson, Vicken Hillis
Cooperation, Cultural Evolution of
Peter Boettke
Matthew D. Adler
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Stuart Glennan
Covering-Law Model
Roger Koppl, Evard James Cowan
Criminology, Epistemological Critique of
Darrell P. Rowbottom
Critical Rationalism
Paul Lewis
Critical Realism in Economics
Liane Gabora
Cultural Evolution
David Walton
Cultural Studies
Steven Luper
Death and Immortality, Philosophical Perspectives
Dennis L. Peck
Death in the Social Sciences
Lee McIntyre
Debunking Social Science
Martin Peterson
Decision Theory
Marcello D'Agostino
Jan Broersen
Deontic Logic and Agency
Lee McIntyre
Annette Karmiloff-Smith, Roberto Filippi
Developmental Psychology
Dmitri Nikulin
Dialectic, in the History of Philosophy
Terrell Carver
Dialectic, in the Social Sciences
Shahid Rahman
Dialogical Logic
David Christensen
Charles Turner
Teun A. van Dijk
Discourse Analysis
Robert D. Rupert
Distributed Cognition and Extended-Mind Theory
Thomas A. Boylan, Paschal O'Gorman
Duhem-Quine Thesis and the Social Sciences
Warren Schmaus
Durkheim's Philosophy of Social Science
Marcel Boumans
Econometrics: Methodological Issues
Keith Hart
Economic Anthropology
Richard Swedberg
Ecocnomic Sociology
Jesús P. Zamora-Bonilla
Economics of Scientific Knowledge
Bikas K. Chakrabarti
Edward Erwin
Mark Johnson
Embodied Cognition
Paul Humphreys
R. Keith Sawyer
Emergence and Social Collectivism
Aaron Ben-Ze'ev
Scott Rick
Emotions in Economic Behavior
Joel Krueger
Robert G. Meyers
Olga Pombo
Graeme Garrard
Enlightenment, Critique of
David Estlund
Epistemic Approaches to Democracy
John Turri
Don Fallis
Epistemology of Mass Collaboration
José Luis Ferreira
Equilibrium in Economics and Game Theory
Matthew J. Barker
Bernard Gert, Arlene Davis
Ethical Impact of Genetic Research
James Maffie
Mark Risjord
Ethnography, Philosophical aspects of
Wes Sharrock
Nicholas Agar
Eugenics, Old and Neoliberal Theories of
Byron Kaldis
Nancy Cartwright
Evidence-Based Policy
Scott M. James
Evolutionary Ethics
Ken Binmore
Evolutionary Game Theory and Sociality
Rose McDermott
Evolutionary Political Science
H. Clark Barrett
Evolutionary Psychology
Philip Buckley
Existential Phenomenology and the Social Sciences
Bo Jacobsen
Existential Psychology
Giora Hon
Experiment, Philosophy of
Justi Sytsma, Edouard Machery
Experimental Philosophy
William N. Dunn
Experimenting Society, The
Francesco Guala
Experiments in Social Science
Murray Webster
Experimants in the Social Sciences: Ethical Issues
Mariam Thalos
Explanation, Theories of
Fred Dallmayr
Explanation Versus Understanding
Darrell P. Rowbottom
George P. Richardson
Feedback Mechanisms and Self-Regulatory Processes in the Social Sciences
Rosemarie Tong
Feminism: Schools of Thought
Susan Hekman
Feminist Critiques of Social Science Applications
Diana Strassmann
Feminist Economics
Lorraine Code
Feminist Epistemology
George Couvalis
Feyerabend, Critique of Rationality in Science
Kristin Andrews
Folk Psychology
Sebastian Sequoiah-Grayson
Formal Epistemology
Clare O'Farrell
Foucault’s Thought
James Swindal
Frankfurt School and Critical Social Theory
Derk Pereboom
Free Will, Philosophical Conceptions of
Lee McIntyre
Free Will in the Social Sciences
Mike Mesterton-Gibbons
Game-Theoretic Modeling
Arpad Szakolczai
Barbara Prainsack, Kate Weiner
Genetic Indeterminism of Social Action
William R. Woodward
Gestalt Psychology
Rebecca Kukla, Mark Lance
Given, Myth of the
Cristiano Castelpfanchi
Mitchell Dean
Governmentality and Regime
Diane Pecher, Piotr Winkielman
Grounded Cognition and Social Interaction
Kay Mathiesen
Group Beliefs
Paul Sheehy
Group Identity
Robert A. Wilson, Georg Theiner
Group Mind
Omar Lizardo
Leslie Marsh
Hayek and the “Use of Knowledge in Society”
Tom Rockmore
Hegelianism and Contemporary Epistemology
John H. Zammito
Herder's Philosophy of History
Dermot Moran
Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Meaning
Marc Lavoie
Heterodox Economics
David West
Sharon A. Lloyd
Hobbes's Philsophical Method: Nature-Man-Society
Ernest Lepore
Holism, in the Philosophy of Language
Julie Zahle
Holism, in the Social Sciences
Hartmut Kliemt
Homo Economicus
Stuart C. Aitken, Giorgio Hadi Curti
Human Geography, Social Science of
Kevin N. Laland
Human Cultural Niche Construction and the Social Sciences
P. A. Hancock, G. M. Hancock
Human-Machine Interaction
Ken Gemes
Espen Hammer
Thomas A. Boylan, Paschal O'Gorman
Idealization in Social-Scientific Theories
Marya Schechtman
Identity, Personal (Philosophy of)
Peter J. Burke
Identity, Social
David McLellan
Daniel Kelly
Implicit Bias and Social Cognition
Lars Udehn
Individualism, Methodological
Peter Milne
Induction and Confirmation
Willem A. deVries
Rafael Capurro
Information Ethics
John Feather
Information Society
Geoffrey M. Hodgson
Institutional Economics
B. Guy Peters
Institutionalism and Institutional Theory
Peter A. French
Institutions as Moral Persons
Paul Dicken
Instrumentalism of Scientific Theories and Constructive Empiricism
James R. Flynn
Peter M. Gollwitzer, Ana Gantman, Gabriele Oettingen
Intention, Social Psychology of
Michelle Montague
Robert Frodeman
Terry Nardin
International Relations, Philosophical and Methodological Debates
Roger Frie
Declan Smithies
Introspection (Philosophical Psychology)
Eugene Heath
Invisible Hand Explanations
Axel Seemann
Joint Attention and Social Cognition
Franz Dietrich
Judgment Aggregation and the Discursive Dilemma
Muhammad Ali Khalidi
Kinds: Natural Kinds Versus Human Kinds
John Bengson
Knowing-How Versus Knowing-That
Nico Stehr
Knowledge Society
K. Brad Wray
Kuhn and Social Science
Paul Hoyningen-Huene, Simon Lohse
Kuhn on Scientific Revolutions and Incommensurability
Robert Nola
Lakatos, Methodology of Scientific Research Programs
Adam Sennet
Language, the Philosophy of
Wolfgang Teubert
Language and Society
Meredith Williams
Language-Games and Forms of Life
Dan Priel
Law, Social Phenomenon of
Arnold Koslow
Laws of Nature
Richard F. Hassing
Laws Versus Teleology
Michael Giudice
Legal Epistemology
Randolph Clarke
Libertarianism, Metaphysical
Peter Vallentyne
Libertarianism, Political
Espen Hammer
Thomas Nickles
Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
Ulrich Beck, Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim
Love, in Social Theory
Aaron Ben-Ze'ev
Love, Philosophy of
Chris Thornhill
Luhmann’s Social Theory
David Livingstone Smith
Mikael Hörnqvist
Machiavelli's Art of Politics
Steve Torrance, Robert Clowes
Machine Consciousness and Autonomous Agents
Geoffrey Brennan, Jonny Anomaly
Markets and Economic Theory
Terrell Carver
Marxism and Social/Historical Explanation
David F. Ruccio
Marxist Economics
Bill Martin
Marxist Ethics
Federica Russo
Mathematical Models, Use in the Social Sciences
Mario Bunge
Mechanism and Mechanical Explanation
Peter Simons
Mereology: Parts and Wholes
Janet Metcalfe
Metacognition and Agency
Zoltán Kövecses
Michael Esfeld
Metaphysics and Science
Samuel Bostaph
Daniel Little
Margaret Schabas
Mill and the Moral Sciences
Brian McLaughlin
Mind-Body Relation
Marco Iacoboni
Mirror Neurons and Motor Cognition in Action Explanation
Emiliano Lorini
Modal Logic and Intentional Agency
Steven French
Models in Science
Federica Russo
Models in Social Science
Peter Wagner
Philip Robbins
Modularity of the Mind
Nigel Dodd
David W. Carrithers
Montesquieu and the Rise of Social Science
Russ Shafer-Landau
Moral Cognitivism
Ron Sun
Multi-Agent Modelling
Tariq Modood
Emiliano Lorini
Mutual Beliefs
Paul A. Roth
Narrative in Historical Explanation
David K. Henderson
Naturalism in Social Science
Paul A. Roth
Naturalized Epistemology
Rudolf A. Makkreel
Naturwissenschaften Versus Geisteswissenschaften
Sebastian Luft
Mark Cowling
Chris Frith, Thomas Schwarz Wentzer
Neural Hermeneutics
Thomas Uebel
Neurath's Unity of Science and the Encycopedia Project
Kei Yoshida
Neil Levy
Rose McDermott
Neuroscience and Politics
Alice Crary
Leonidas Montes
Newtonianism in Adam Smith's Social Science
Ken Gemes, Chris Sykes
Walter Hopp
Nonconceptual Content
Florence Delmotte
Norbert Elias: Process of Civilization and Theory of Sciences
David K. Henderson
Normativism Versus Realism
Judith Jarvis Thomson
Ilkka Niiniluoto
Samuel Schindler
Observation and Theory-Ladenness
Ann E. Cudd
William Sharrock
Paradigms of Social Sciences
Steve Ellis
Pareto Optimality
Mark Peacock
Path Dependence
David Bloor
Performative Theory of Institutions
Susan J. Brison
Personal Identity and Trauma
Sherrilyn Roush
Pessimistic Induction
Frederick J. Wertz, Miraj U. Desai
Phenomenological Schools of Psychology
Graeme Garrard
Philosophes, The
John D. Greenwood
Philosophical Psychology, History of
Julian Reiss
Philosophy of Economics, History of
Evan Selinger, Kyle Whyte
Philosophy of Expertise
Daniel Little
Philosophy of History
Melissa Lane
Philosophy of Politics, History of
Stephen Turner
Philosophy of Sociology, History of
Alban Bouvier
Plural Subjects
William N. Dunn
Policy Applications of the Social Sciences
Kristin Renwick Monroe, Bridgette Portman
Political Psychology
Ian Jarvie
Popper's Philosophy of Science
Robert Scharff
Positivism, History of
Bill David Ashcroft
Postcolonial Studies
Richard Badham
Postindustrial Society
David R. Dickens
Steven Lukes
Nicholas Rescher
Patrick Baert
Pragmatism and the Social Sciences
Till Grüne-Yanoff
John F. Dovidio
Prejudice and Stereotyping
Charles T. Snowdon
Primatology and Social Science Applications
Ned Hall
Michael Pratt
Promises and Agreements
Michael Biggs
Prophesy, Self-Fulfilling/Self-Defeating
Massimo Pigliucci
Jim Hopkins
Psychoanalysis, Philosophical Issues in
Joseph Mazor
Public Goods
Eric MacGilvray
Public Reason and Justification
Charles W. Mills
Race, Theories of
Michael Root
Racial Critiques of Social Science Applications
Keith Dowding
Rational Choice and Political Science
Edward McClennen
Rational Expectations
Steve Ellis
Rationality and Social Explanation
Peter T. Manicas
Realism and Anti-Realism in the Social Sciences
David Spurrett
Reduction and the Unity of Science
Harold Kincaid
Reductionism in the Social Sciences
Tom Beauchamp
Reflective Equilibrium
Tim May
Anita Chari
Phil Hutchinson
Relativism and the Social Sciences (From the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis to Peter Winch)
Noretta Koertge
Relativism in Scientific Theories
Michael Krausz
Relativisms and Their Ontologies
Gloria Origgi
Reputation, in Social Science
Paul Dragos Aligica
Retrodiction and Epistemology of Future Studies
Jakob Arnoldi
Martin Kusch
Rule Following
Stephen F. Schneck
Scheler's Social Person
Louis Sass
Schizophrenia: Psychoanalytic, Phenomenological, and Contemporary Philosophical Approaches
Michael E. Lynch
Science and Ideology
Robert Nola
Scientific Method
Eugene Heath
Scottish Enlightenment: Influence on the Social Sciences
Jennifer Hudin
Searle and the Construction of Social Reality
Maximilian de Gaynesford
Self and Essential Indexicality
Stanley B. Klein
Self and the Social Sciences
Eric Mack
Self-Determination and Self-Ownership
Stephen Hetherington
Yan Huang
Semantics and Pragmatics
Hartmut Kliemt
Sen’s Paretian Liberal
Robert Alan Stebbins
Jeffrey Weeks
Efraim Podoksik
Simmel’s Philosophy of Society
Robert M. Gordon
Simulation Theory
Stephen M. Fiore
Situated Action
Philip Robbins
Situated Cognition
Adele E. Clarke, Carrie Friese, Rachel Washburn
Situational Analysis
Ian Jarvie
Situational Logic
Mark Risjord
Social Anthropology
Sarah Sawyer
Social Anti-Individualism and the Mental
Sokratis Koniordos
Social Capital
Wulf Gaertner
Social Choice Theory
Stanley B. Klein
Social Cognition
George Psathas
Social Construction of Reality
Finn Collin
Social Constructivism
Edward McClennen
Social Contract Theories
Luca Tummolini
Social Conventions
Steve Fuller
Social Epistemology
John D. Greenwood
Social Facts
Frank Hindriks
Social Institutions
Yannis M. Ioannides
Social Interactions: Individual Decision and Group Formation
Sokratis Koniordos
Social Networks
John T. Cacioppo, Aaron B. Ball, Greg J. Norman, Louise C. Hawkley, Gary G. Berntson
Social Neuroscience
Risto Hilpinen
Social Norms
Clive Lawson
Social Objects Versus Technical Objects
Frederick F. Schmitt
Social Ontology, Recent Theories of
Alex Tillas
Social Perception
Theodore R. Schatzki
Social Practices
Margaret Gilbert, Maura Priest
Social Rules
Steven Yearley
Social Studies of Science and Technology
Michael Ruse
Ronald Macaulay
David Bloor
Sociology of Knowledge and Science
Arto Laitinen
Robert Rynasiewicz
Space, Philosophical Theories of
Andrzej J. L. Zieleniec
Space, Social Theories of
Mitchell Green
Speech Acts
Eugene Heath
Spontaneous Order
David Lewis Schaefer
Straussian Critique of Social Science
David Bloor
Strong Program in the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge
Garry Potter
Structural Functionalism, in Social Theory
Garry Potter
Structuralism and Poststructuralism
Oron Shagrir, Vera Hoffmann-Kolss
Robert Dingwall
Symbolic Interactionism
Elzbieta Halas
Debora Hammond
Systems Theory
Stephen Turner
Tacit Knowledge
Natalie Gold
Team Reasoning
Armin Grunwald
Technological Convergence
Rapahel Sassower
Technoscience and Society
Ruth G. Millikan
Natalie Gold
Theory of Teams
Heidi Maibom
Theory Theory
Edward Erwin
Therapy, Psychological and Philosophical Issues
Sören Häggqvist
Thought Experiments
Simon Prosser
Time, Philosophical Theories of
Michael G. Flaherty
Time, Social Theories of
Sami Pihlström
Transcendental Arguments
Eduardo Mendieta
Transcendental Pragmatics
James Hughes
Transhumanism and Human Enhancement
Gloria Origgi
Trust, Epistemic
Maj Tuomela
Trust, Social
Pascal Engel
Truth, Philosophical Theories of
David Livingstone Smith
John F. Kihlstrom
Unconscious Social Behaviour
Wayne Hudson
Hugh Lacey
Value Neutrality in Science
Cheryl Misak
Donald Phillip Verene
Vico's Scienza Nova
Ralph Schroeder
Virtual Environments and Social Interaction
John Turri, Ernest Sosa
Virtue Epistemology
Sven Eliaeson
Weber and Social Science: Methodological Precepts
Martin Albrow
Weber’s Verstehende Approach
Laurent Dobuzinskis
Welfare Economics
Matti Heinonen
We-Mode, Tuomela's Theory of
Barry K. Gills, Robert A. Denemark
World-Systems Analysis

"...Because of the unique interdisciplinary nature of the work, its scope ranges from the minute to the monumental, with a number of perennial topics...covered in an aggregate of shorter entries from a variety of perspectives....The Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences contains a wealth of information that intellectualizes a new paradigm for our understanding of the relationship between the two subjects. Although directed mainly at an upper-graduate academic audience, this is a remarkable work of scholarship that is a must-have for academic libraries supporting interdisciplinary programs."

Brian Odom

"...Although book-length treatments and collections of essays on this subject are available, this is the first encyclopedic work on this subject. The entries are clearly written, informative, and instructive. In most cases they explain the significance of a particular philosophy term to the social sciences, a feature that distinguishes this work from a general encyclopedia of philosophy....Summing Up: Recommended."

The College of New Jersey

"This is a 'Back to the Future' volume which undoes the damage that the arts/science divide has done to social science. The carefully crafted entries of the Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences edited by Byron Kaldis reveal the philosophical rigor that any study of the human social world requires. Social scientists who struggle with 'concepts' and 'methods', 'ontologies' and 'epistemologies', will find, at last, a reliable and comprehensive source of enlightenment."

Terrell Carver
University of Bristol, UK

"This is a first rate resource for philosophers, social scientists, and science scholars. Thorough in its topics, with articles written by prominent scholars in engaging and accessible terms, it should be a must for those interested in the history and philosophy of social science, and the social sciences."

Lynn Hankinson Nelson
University of Washington, Department of Philosophy

"The Encyclopedia underlines interdisciplinary connections between the humanities and the scientific study of the social world, for the first time providing readers coming from different disciplinary backgrounds a vista from which to survey novel aspects of the relationships between the humanities and the social sciences."


The Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences edited by Byron Kaldis, provides a unique, needed, and invaluable resource for researchers at every level. Unique because nothing else offers the breadth of coverage found in this work; needed because it permits researchers to find longer but also relatively brief, clear, but nonetheless expert articles introducing important topics; and invaluable because of the guidance offered to both related topics and further study. It should be the place that any interested person looks first when seeking to learn about philosophy and the social sciences.

Paul Roth
UC Santa Cruz, USA

The Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences edited by Byron Kaldis covers an enormous range of topics in philosophy and the social sciences and the entries are compact overviews of the essential issues.

Harold Kincaid
University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

This Encyclopedia, magnificently edited by Byron Kaldis, will become a valuable source both of reference and inspiration for all those who are interested in the interrelation between philosophy and the many facets of the social sciences. A must read for every student of the humanities.

Wulf Gaertner
University of Osnabrueck, Germany

Byron Kaldis' Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences is a triumph. The entries are consistently good, the coverage is amazing, and he has managed to involve the whole scholarly community in this field. It shows off the field very well, and will be a magnificent resource for students and others.

Stephen Turner
University of South Florida, USA

Like all good works of reference this Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences is not to be treated passively: it provides clear and sometimes controversial material for constructive confrontation. It is a rich resource for critical engagement. The Encyclopedia conceived and edited by Byron Kaldis is a work of impressive scope and I am delighted to have it on my bookshelf.

David Bloor
Edinburgh University, UK

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