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|Affiliation||Newcastle University, UK|
|Areas of Research||Critical Realism, Ethical/Political Issues and Social Sciences, Hermeneutics and Phenomenology, Paradigms and Research Traditions in Social Sciences, Philosophy of Sociology|
|Biographical Info||William Outhwaite, born 1949, studied at the Universities of Oxford and Sussex, where he taught for many years, and is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Newcastle University. He is the author of Understanding Social Life: The Method Called Verstehen, 1975; Concept Formation in Social Science, 1983; New Philosophies of Social Science: Realism, Hermeneutics and Critical Theory, 1987; Habermas. A Critical Introduction, 1994, The Future of Society, 2006; European Society, 2008; Critical Theory and Contemporary Europe (New York: Continuum, 2012);), Social Theory (2015), Europe since 1989: Transitions and Transformations (2016), Contemporary Europe (2016) and (with Larry Ray) Social Theory and Postcommunism, Blackwell, 2005. He edited The Habermas Reader, 1996; (with Tom Bottomore) The Blackwell Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Social Thought, 1993; The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought, 1993; (with Luke Martell) The Sociology of Politics, 1998; (with Margaret Archer) Defending Objectivity, 2004; (with Stephen P. Turner) The Sage Handbook of Social Science Methodology, 2007 and The Sage Handbook of Political Sociology (forthcoming). He also edited of Brexit: Sociological Perspectives (2017).|