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Explores the various aspects of recent debates over the independence of the social sciences. The contributors are Kenneth E. Boulding, Harvey Brooks, Jonathan R. Cole, Stephen Cole, Lee J. Cronbach, Paul Doty, Yaron Ezrahi, Charles Frankel, H. Field Haviland, Hugh Hawkins, Harry G. Johnson, Robert Nisbet, Nicholas Rescher, Edward Shils, and Adam Yarmolinksy. The essays deal with such topics as the relation of "values" to "facts" in social science inquiry; the interplay of theoretical and practical considerations; the moral obligations of social science investigators in political contexts; and the ways and means of protecting and advancing the autonomy of the social sciences.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-2
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  1. Introduction
  2. Charles Frankel
  3. pp. 3-8
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  1. The Autonomy of the Social Sciences
  2. Charles Frankel
  3. pp. 9-30
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  1. The Role of Values in Social Science Research
  2. Nicholas Rescher
  3. pp. 31-54
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  1. The Reward System of the Social Sciences
  2. Jonathan R. Cole and Stephen Cole
  3. pp. 55-88
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  1. The Ideal of Objectivity among American Social Scientists in the Era of Professionalization, 1876-1916
  2. Hugh Hawkins
  3. pp. 89-102
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  1. Max Weber and the Roots of Academic Freedom
  2. Robert Nisbet
  3. pp. 103-122
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  1. Five Decades of Public Controversy Over Mental Testing
  2. Lee J. Cronbach
  3. pp. 123-148
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  1. The Jensen Controversy: A Study in the Ethics and Politics of Knowledge in Democracy
  2. Yaron Ezrahi
  3. pp. 149-170
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  1. Scholars as Public Adversaries: The Case of Economics
  2. Harry G. Johnson
  3. pp. 171-184
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  1. Science Advising and the ABM Debate
  2. Paul Doty
  3. pp. 185-204
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  1. Scholarly Rights and Political Morality
  2. Kenneth E. Boulding
  3. pp. 205-218
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  1. Federal-Academic Relations in Social Science Research
  2. H. Field Haviland
  3. pp. 219-234
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  1. The Federal Government and the Autonomy of Scholarship
  2. Harvey Brooks
  3. pp. 235-258
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  1. How Good Was the Answer? How Good Was the Question?
  2. Adam Yarmolinsky
  3. pp. 259-272
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  1. Legitimating the Social Sciences: Meeting the Challenges to Objectivity and Integrity
  2. Edward Shils
  3. pp. 273-290
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 291-299
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781610441179
Related ISBN
9780871542625
MARC Record
OCLC
906809377
Pages
309
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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