Fads and fallacies in the social sciences

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Humanity Books, 2003 - Mathematics - 230 pages
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Steven Goldberg has devoted his career to exposing fallacious reasoning, misrepresented fact, and ideological agendas in the social sciences. His scholarly critiques offer alternative, and sometimes controversial, explanations that are notable for their logical integrity and loyalty to empirical reality. In this new collection of essays he is as lively, interesting, and provocative as ever. Among the subjects addressed are the validity of intelligence tests, group differences, the death penalty, sex differences in aggression and cognition, the family, abortion, and the nature of modern society. Also included are a couple of polemics, observations on the O. J. Simpson trial, and a moving encomium to his hero, Jackie Robinson.

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Contents

Preface
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THE EROSION OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES 1
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FALLACEO IDEOLOGY IN CONTEMPORARY
73
Copyright

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Steven Goldberg, author of "Seduced By Science: How American Religion Has Lost Its Way" (2000), is Professor of Law at Georgetown University.

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