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

By Philip Selznick

offering 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. by means of demonstrating the shut connection among the social sciences and the arts, Selznick finds how the tools of the social sciences spotlight and increase the research of such values as wellbeing and fitness, prosperity, rationality, and self-government.
The publication strikes from the animating ideas that make up the humanist culture to the values which are principal to the social sciences, interpreting the center teachings of those disciplines with admire to the ethical matters at stake. through the paintings, Selznick calls cognizance to the stipulations that have an effect on the emergence, cognizance, and decline of human values, delivering a invaluable source for students and scholars of legislation, sociology, political technological know-how, and philosophy.

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