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Winch's double-edged idea of a social science

Pettit, Philip


Peter Winch's 1958 book The Idea of a Social Science contains two distinguishable sets of theses, one set bearing on the individual-level understanding of human beings, the other on the society-level understanding of the regularities and institutions to which human beings give rise. The first set of claims is persuasive and significant but the second is a mixed bunch: none is well established and only some are sound.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: History of the Human Sciences


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