Assessing Philosophical Assumptions
- Anthony Walsh
Criminological Theory: Assessing Philosophical Assumptions examines philosophical concepts such as these in the context of important criminological theories or issues that are foundational but not generally considered in the literature on this topic. The uniqueness of this treatment of criminological theory is that rather than reporting what this person or that has said about a particular theory, Walsh exposes the philosophical assumptions underlying the theory. Students and scholars learn to clarify their own biases and better analyze the implications of a broad range of theories of crime and justice.
Researchers and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in criminology programs.
- Published: September 2013
- Imprint: ANDERSON PUBLISHING
- ISBN: 978-1-4557-7764-8
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Usefulness of Philosophy in Criminology
Chapter 2: Social Constructionism Versus Science in Criminology
Chapter 3: Relativism, Rationalism, Empiricism, and Paradigm Shifts
Chapter 4: Essentialism and Reductionism: Enemies or Friends?
Chapter 5: What is Real and How Do We Know?
Chapter 6: Materialism and Idealism: Structure versus Culture
Chapter 7: Conflict and Cooperation; Alienation and Equality
Chapter 8: Rationality and Emotion
Chapter 9: Right and Wrong: Conscience
Chapter 10: The Science Wars and Ideology in Criminology
Chapter 11: Ideology and Causation
Chapter 12: The Philosophy and Science of Human Nature
Chapter 13: Feminist Criminology and Contending Metaphysics
Chapter 14: Origins of the Intuition of Justice
Chapter 15: Punishment: Justifications and its Role in the Evolution of Justice