- The inaugural issue of Hydra: Interdisciplinary Journal of Social Studies is out. Herbert Gintis (SFI) and Dirk Helbing (ETH Zurich): Homo Socialis: An Analytical Core for Sociological Theory.
- Phillip M. Carter (FIU): Poststructuralist Theory and Sociolinguistics: Mapping the Linguistic Turn in Theory.
- Bernd Reiter (USF): The Epistemology and Methodology of Exploratory Social Science Research: Crossing Popper with Marcuse.
- From Society, a symposium on Facts, Values, and Social Science.
- From Edge, what’s new in social science? A special event on the state of the art of what the social sciences have to tell us about human nature, HeadCon '13.
- Davide Vecchi reviews Arguing About Human Nature: Contemporary Debates, ed. Stephen M. Downes and Edouard Machery.
- John-Paul Smiley on the sociological imagination today: The need for biology.
- The Third Intellectual Project: Iddo Tavory on the social condition.
- David Banks on a social critique without social science.
- An excerpt from The Open Mind: Cold War Politics and the Sciences of Human Nature by Jamie Cohen-Cole.
- Beyond Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft: David Fields on the foundations for ethical political humanist social science.
- David Beer on an invitation to punk sociology.
- Oz Flanagan on the physicist and the social scientist.
- In economics, climate science and public health, computer models help us decide how to act — but can we trust them?
- Ben Williamson on the death of the theorist and the emergence of data and algorithms in digital social research.
- You can download The Post-Modern Significance of Max Weber's Legacy by Basit Bilal Koshul (2005).
Friday, February 14, 2014
Omnivore - What the Social Sciences Have to Tell Us
From Bookforum's Omnivore blog, this collection of links deals with the social sciences - everything from book reviews, the new journals, to poststructuralism and sociolinguistics.