The Orders of Discourse

Philosophy, Social Science, and Politics

By (author) John G. Gunnell

Publication date:

13 August 1998

Length of book:

272 pages


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780847692026

In this insightful book, distinguished political scientist John G. Gunnell explores the relationship between social science and philosophy, and the range of problems that have attended this relationship. Gunnell argues that social science has turned to philosophy, especially to areas such as the philosophy of science and other sites of philosophical foundationalism, in search of cognitive identity and the grounds for normative and empirical judgment. Gunnell's emphasis is on political and social theory and the theoretical constitution of social phenomena. The Orders of Discourse will be of interest to political theorists, political philosophers, and social scientists.
Orders of Discourse is a dense . . . and challenging book, nearly breathtaking in its scope.