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Tables of Contents for The Possibility of Naturalism
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Foreword to the Third Edition
vii
1
Preface to the Second Edition
viii
1
Preface to the First Edition
ix
2
Acknowledgements
xi
 
Chapter 1 Transcendental Realism and the Problem of Naturalism
1
24
The Problem of Naturalism
1
3
How is a Philosophy of Science Possible?
4
5
Experiment and Application: The Intransitive Dimension
9
2
Discovery and Development: The Transitive Dimension
11
2
The Social Sciences and Philosophy
13
4
Towards a New Critical Naturalism
17
5
Notes
22
3
Chapter 2 Societies
25
55
Introduction
25
2
Against Individualism
27
4
On the Society/Person Connection
31
6
Some Emergent Properties of Social Systems
37
7
On the Limits of Naturalism
44
10
Social Science as Critique: Facts, Values and Theories
54
11
Appendix. A Note on the Marxist Concept of Ideology
65
6
A Sciences and ideologies in historical materialism
65
2
B Science v. ideology in the critique of political economy
67
4
Notes
71
9
Chapter 3 Agency
80
40
Introduction
80
3
Agents, Reasons and Causes I: Objections to Naturalism
83
7
Agents, Reasons and Causes II: Naturalism Vindicated
90
7
Emergent Powers and Materialism I: Against Reductionism
97
4
Emergent Powers and Materialism II: In Defence of Transcategorial Causality
101
6
Rational Explanation
107
7
Notes
114
6
Chapter 4 Philosophies
120
47
Metaphilosophical Preliminaries
120
4
The Critique of the Positivist Tradition: Explanation, Prediction and Confirmation
124
8
The Critique of the Hermeneutical Tradition I: Concepts, Reasons and Rules
132
8
The Critique of the Hermeneutical Tradition II: Explanation and Understanding
140
12
The Hermeneutical Circle and The Logic of Emancipation
152
7
Conclusion
159
1
Notes
160
7
Postscript
167
12
Notes
179
3
Bibliography
182
7
Index of Names
189
3
Index of Subjects
192