The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences

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David C. Lindberg, Theodore M. Porter, Roy Porter, Ronald L. Numbers, Dorothy Ross, Cambridge University Press, Mary Jo Nye, Katharine Park, Lorraine Daston
Cambridge University Press, Aug 4, 2003 - Science - 762 pages
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This volume provides a history of the concepts, practices, institutions, and ideologies of social sciences (including behavioural and economic sciences) since the eighteenth century. It offers original, synthetic accounts of the historical development of social knowledge, including its philosophical assumptions, its social and intellectual organization, and its relations to science, medicine, politics, bureaucracy, philosophy, religion, and the professions. Its forty-two chapters include inquiries into the genres and traditions that formed social science, the careers of the main social disciplines (psychology, economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, geography, history, and statistics), and international essays on social science in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It also includes essays that examine the involvement of the social sciences in government, business, education, culture, and social policy. This is a broad cultural history of social science, which analyzes from a variety of perspectives its participation in the making of the modern world.
 

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Contents

Writing the History of Social Science
1
Genres and Objects of Social Inquiry from
13
Social Thought and Natural Science
40
Cause Teleology and Method
57
Utopian Socialism and Social Science
71
Social Surveys in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth
83
Scientific Ethnography and Travel 17501850
100
History and Historicism
113
Psychology in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe
431
Sociology in Egypt and Morocco
450
The Social Sciences in Africa
466
The Social Sciences in India
482
The Social Sciences in China
498
The Social Sciences in Japan
515
SOCIAL SCIENCE AS DISCOURSE
535
Managing the Economy
553

Bringing the Psyche into Scientific Focus
131
IO Continental Political Economy from the Physiocrats
154
British Economic Theory from Locke to Marshall
171
Marx and Marxism
183
THE DISCIPLINES IN WESTERN EUROPE
203
Statistics and Statistical Methods
238
IS Psychology
251
Economics
275
Political Science
306
Sociology
329
Anthropology
354
Geography
379
History and the Social Sciences
391
The Sciences of Modernity in a Disparate World
407
The Social Sciences in Latin America during
413
Management and Accounting
565
Polling in Politics and Industry
577
Social Science and Social Planning during
591
Social Welfare
608
Education
621
The Culture of Intelligence
635
Psychologism and the Child
649
Psychiatry
663
Gender
678
Race and the Social Sciences
693
Cultural Relativism
708
Modernization
721
Index
735
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