Critical Theory and Methodology
Recipient of Choice Magazine's 1996 Outstanding Academic Book Award Author Raymond Morrow outlines and recounts the development of the major tenets of critical theory, exemplifying them through the works of two of their most influential, recent adherents: Jürgen Habermas and Anthony Giddens. Beginning with a comprehensive yet meticulous explication of critical theory and its history, the author next discusses it within the context of a research program; his work concludes with an examination of empirical methods. Emphasizing the connections between critical theory, empirical research, and social science methodology, Morrow's volume offers refreshing insights on traditional and current material.
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What is Critical Theory?
Between Subjectivism and Objectivism
Chapter 3 Postempiricist Critiques of Positivism and Empiricism
Part II Critical Theory as a Research Pprogram
A Historical Introduction
Beyond Objectivism and Relativism
Giddens and Habermas
Part III Critical Theory and Empirical Research
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