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Nora Hämäläinen

After Grand Theory: Fieldwork in Philosophy?

by Nora Hämäläinen and Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen

It is a commonplace that something noteworthy has happened to “social theory” in recent decades. Views differ, however, concerning what exactly has happened and how the situation should be assessed. From mid-century “grand theory” to end-of-century “studies” Defenders of “theory” have been heard to lament that the social sciences have been taken over by myriad empirical studies...

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