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

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 sincerely demanding situations the intended separation of truth and cost, 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 means of demonstrating the shut connection among the social sciences and the arts, Selznick finds how the equipment of the social sciences spotlight and improve the examine of such values as health, prosperity, rationality, and self-government.
The e-book strikes from the animating ideas that make up the humanist culture to the values which are vital to the social sciences, studying the center teachings of those disciplines with recognize to the ethical matters at stake. during the paintings, Selznick calls realization to the stipulations that have an effect on the emergence, cognizance, and decline of human values, supplying a necessary source for students and scholars of legislation, sociology, political technology, and philosophy.

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