A Humanist Science: Values and Ideals in Social Inquiry by Philip Selznick

By Philip Selznick

supplying a capstone to Philip Selznick's influential physique of scholarly paintings, A Humanist Science insightfully brings to mild the value-centered nature of the social sciences. The paintings sincerely demanding situations the intended separation of truth and price, and argues that human values belong to the realm of truth and are the resource of the beliefs that govern social and political associations. through demonstrating the shut connection among the social sciences and the arts, Selznick unearths how the tools of the social sciences spotlight and enhance the research of such values as healthiness, prosperity, rationality, and self-government.
The ebook strikes from the animating ideas that make up the humanist culture to the values which are vital to the social sciences, examining the middle teachings of those disciplines with admire to the ethical concerns at stake. in the course of the paintings, Selznick calls realization to the stipulations that impact the emergence, consciousness, and decline of human values, delivering a important source for students and scholars of legislation, sociology, political technological know-how, and philosophy.

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