Scientific explanation requires a certain type of predictability. The particulars that are studied by the social sciences do not possess that kind of predictability. Therefore the aspiration to construct scientific explanations in the social sciences is bound to fail.
"Predictability and Explanation in the Social Sciences,"
Philosophic Exchange: Vol. 3
, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/phil_ex/vol3/iss1/1
Continental Philosophy Commons, Epistemology Commons, Esthetics Commons, Ethics and Political Philosophy Commons, Feminist Philosophy Commons, History of Philosophy Commons, Logic and Foundations of Mathematics Commons, Metaphysics Commons, Philosophy of Mind Commons, Philosophy of Science Commons