Very detailed notes on the topics listed below. Explains concisely what you need to know, from basic theoretical background to real-world applications, and counterarguments. There are 8 unique documents and a total page count of 50 pages.
1. Feminist Social Science
–What is Feminist Social Science?
–Longinos community values
–Wylie: 4 commitments that FSS principles have centered upon
–FSS: Research Subjects
–Critiques and Responses to FSS
–What is Hermeneutical Injustice (HI)?
–What makes HI so wrong?
–Impact of HI on self-identity & link with FSS
2. Critical Social Science
–What is a critical theory?
–The Basic Scheme of CSS
–Examples of critical social theory: Marxs theory of capitalism & Feminism
–Some criticisms of CSS
–Contrasting Positivist and Critical Social Sciences
–Is CSS value-laden?
3. Homo economicus vs. sociologicus
–Theories of HE and HS
-Consider: how HE governing HS
-Consider: how HS governing HE
–Some objections to Heap
-Essay plan: “In every homo sociologicus, there is a homunculus oeconomicus at work.” Discuss.
–Hollis: Redefining HS
4. The Construction of Social Reality (2 documents)
–Epistemic and Ontological objectivity/subjectivity
–Types of facts and features
–How social reality is constructed
–Critiques of Searles account
–Summary of Searle
-2nd document (“Searle – extra”) contains last-minute notes for just before the exam 🙂
5. Evolutionary Psychology
–What is Evolutionary Psychology?
–Arguments supporting Evolutionary Psych
–Arguments against Evolutionary Psych
6. The Historical Method
–The naturalistic method
–How to use the Historical Method
–Arguments for the Historical Method
–Critiques of Collingwood
All documents contain past paper questions at the end. This student received a 2:1 for this module in 2016.