The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences
Modern Social Sciences v.7
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Cambridge History of Science: Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences by Theodore M. Porter
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521594424
(228mm x 152mm x 56mm)
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, 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, Paperback (September 1996)View all books by Theodore M. Porter
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.
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