The Relationship between Social Theory and Empirical Research: A Pragmatist Proposal

By Patrick Baert.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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The paper reflects on the possibility of a social science that aims at self-referential knowledge-acquisition.

Keywords: Pragmatism, Hermeneutics, Dialogue, Critique, Gadamer, Rorty

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 8, pp.265-276. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.799MB).

Patrick Baert

Patrick Baert is Fellow and Director of Studies in Social and Political Sciences at Selwyn College, Cambridge University. He is the author of “Time, Self and Social Being” (1992), “Social Theory in the Twentieth Century’ (1998) and “Philosophy of the Social Sciences: towards Pragmatism” (2005). He is the Vice-President for Publications of the European Sociological Association.


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