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Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn: Leaving Everything as It Is

John Gunnell


A distinctive feature of Ludwig Wittgenstein's work after 1930 was his turn to a conception of philosophy as a form of social inquiry, and Thomas Kuhn's approach to the philosophy of science exemplified this conception. This book shows how these philosophers address foundational issues in the social and human sciences, particularly the vision of social inquiry as an interpretive endeavor and the distinctive cognitive and practical relationship between social inquiry and its subject matter. The book tackles the demarcation between natural and social science; the nature of social phenomena; the ... More

Keywords: Ludwig Wittgenstein, social inquiry, Thomas Kuhn, social science, human science, philosophy of science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231169400
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231169400.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Gunnell, author