21 December 2007

Dan Little

I've just discovered that philosopher Daniel Little has started keeping a blog called Understanding Society which is linked to his research web page of the same name. On top of being a first-rate philosopher (special interests in philosophy of social science and social & political theory), Dan is Chancellor at the University of Michigan - Dearborn and a research faculty at the Institute for Social Research at UM- Ann Arbor. How he has time for all this escapes me, especially because he is an incredibly nice fellow too. If you are unfamiliar with his work, I highly recommend his Varieties of Social Explanation (Westview Press 1993) which I regularly assign to our graduate students, Microfoundations, Methods, and Causation (Transaction Publishers, 1998), and The Paradox Of Wealth And Poverty: Mapping The Ethical Dilemmas Of Global Development (Westview Press, 2003). And surely check out his blog and related pages.

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