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 essentially demanding situations the meant 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. via demonstrating the shut connection among the social sciences and the arts, Selznick finds how the tools of the social sciences spotlight and enhance the research of such values as overall healthiness, prosperity, rationality, and self-government.
The booklet strikes from the animating rules that make up the humanist culture to the values which are imperative to the social sciences, examining the middle teachings of those disciplines with appreciate to the ethical concerns at stake. through the paintings, Selznick calls recognition to the stipulations that have an effect on the emergence, recognition, and decline of human values, delivering a useful source for students and scholars of legislations, sociology, political technological know-how, and philosophy.

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