Predictability and Explanation in the Social Sciences
|dc.description.abstract||Scientific explanation requires a certain type of predictability. The particulars that are studied by the social sciences do not possess that kind of predictability. Therefore the aspiration to construct scientific explanations in the social sciences is bound to fail.|
|dc.subject||Philosophy Of Science|
|dc.subject||Philosophy Of Social Science|
|dc.title||Predictability and Explanation in the Social Sciences|
Files in this item
This item appears in the following Collection(s)
Philosophic Exchange is published by the Center for Philosophic Exchange, at the College at Brockport. The Center for Philosophic Exchange was founded by SUNY Chancellor Samuel Gould in 1969 to conduct a continuing program of philosophical inquiry, relating to both academic and public issues. Each year the Center hosts four speakers, and each speaker gives a public lecture that is intended for a general audience. These lectures are then published in this journal.