Cambridge History of Science: Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences by Theodore M. Porter
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Cambridge History of Science: Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences
By Theodore M. Porter

The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences

Modern Social Sciences v.7

Edited by See other recent books by Theodore M. Porter See other recent books by Dorothy Ross
Series edited by David C. Lindberg See other recent books by David C. Lindberg
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $370.00
Your Price: $333.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $37.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $16.65 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Cambridge History of Science: Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences by Theodore M. Porter

Book Description

This volume provides a history of the concepts, practices, institutions, and ideologies of social sciences (including behavioural and economic sciences) since the eighteenth century. It offers original, synthetic accounts of the historical development of social knowledge, including its philosophical assumptions, its social and intellectual organization, and its relations to science, medicine, politics, bureaucracy, philosophy, religion, and the professions. Its forty-two chapters include inquiries into the genres and traditions that formed social science, the careers of the main social disciplines (psychology, economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, geography, history, and statistics), and international essays on social science in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It also includes essays that examine the involvement of the social sciences in government, business, education, culture, and social policy. This is a broad cultural history of social science, which analyzes from a variety of perspectives its participation in the making of the modern world.

Buy Cambridge History of Science: Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences book by Theodore M. Porter from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521594424
ISBN-10: 0521594421
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 56mm)
Pages: 790
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Theodore M. Porter

Karl Pearson by Theodore M. Porter Karl Pearson, Paperback (December 2005)

Recounts Karl Pearson's extraordinary intellectual adventure and sheds light on the inner life of science. In this book, a leading historian of modern science investigates the interior experience of one man's scientific life while placing it in a tapestry of social, political, and intellectual movements.

Trust in Numbers by Theodore M. Porter Trust in Numbers, Paperback (September 1996)

Investigates the appeal of quantification in the modern world. This book discusses the development of cultural meanings of objectivity over two centuries. It shows that it is 'exactly wrong' to interpret the drive for quantitative rigor as inherent somehow in the activity of science except where political and social pressures force compromise.

» View all books by Theodore M. Porter

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Cambridge History of Science: Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences book by Theodore M. Porter and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Theodore M. Porter close
Edge of Objectivity by Theodore M. Porter
Karl Pearson by Theodore M. Porter
Trust in Numbers by Theodore M. Porter
Rise of Statistical Thinking, 1820-1900 by Theodore M. Porter
»
Recent books by Dorothy Ross close
Cambridge History of Science: Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences by Dorothy Ross
Modernist Impulses in the Human Sciences, 1870-1930 by Dorothy Ross
Origins of American Social Science by Dorothy Ross
Origins of American Social Science by Dorothy Ross
»
Recent books by David C. Lindberg close
Cambridge History of Science: Volume 2, Medieval Science by David C. Lindberg
When Science and Christianity Meet by David C. Lindberg
Beginnings of Western Science by David C. Lindberg
Cambridge History of Science: Volume 3, Early Modern Science by David C. Lindberg
Cambridge History of Science: Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences by David C. Lindberg
Roger Bacon and the Origins of
Reappraisals of the Scientific Revolution by David C. Lindberg
God and Nature by David C. Lindberg
Theories of Vision from Al-Kindi to Kepler by David C. Lindberg
Science in the Middle Ages by David C. Lindberg
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close