Philosophy of the Human Sciences

This module considers key philosophical issues in the sciences of human societies and social structures, such as sociology, economics or history.

As well as considering whether these subjects should be considered as sciences the module looks at a number of philosophical issues, such as those arising in the understanding of other societies (for instance, in anthropology), individualism versus collectivism in social explanation (for example, in sociology and history), and the scientific status of social models based on postulates of rational choice (for example, in economics and politics).