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PHL 485  Philosophy of Social Science

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Recommended Background:
Three courses in social science or two PHL courses.
Description:
Explanations, theories, and concepts in social science. Topics such as historicism; reductionism; rationality and relativism; comparison of logical empiricist, interpretive, and critical theory approaches.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2004 - SUMMER 2015