A Humanist Science: Values and Ideals in Social Inquiry - download pdf or read online

By Philip Selznick

delivering a capstone to Philip Selznick's influential physique of scholarly paintings, A Humanist Science insightfully brings to gentle the value-centered nature of the social sciences. The paintings essentially demanding situations the meant separation of truth and price, and argues that human values belong to the area of truth and are the resource of the beliefs that govern social and political associations. by way of demonstrating the shut connection among the social sciences and the arts, Selznick finds how the tools of the social sciences spotlight and improve the research of such values as overall healthiness, prosperity, rationality, and self-government.
The e-book strikes from the animating ideas that make up the humanist culture to the values which are principal to the social sciences, interpreting the middle teachings of those disciplines with admire to the ethical matters at stake. in the course of the paintings, Selznick calls realization to the stipulations that impact the emergence, consciousness, and decline of human values, supplying a worthy source for students and scholars of legislations, sociology, political technology, and philosophy.

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