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A Humanist Science

Philip Selznick


This book brings to light the value-centered nature of the social sciences. The work challenges the supposed separation of fact and value, and argues that human values belong to the world of fact and are the source of the ideals which govern social and political institutions. By demonstrating the close connection between the social sciences and the humanities, the author reveals how the methods of the social sciences highlight and enrich the study of such values as well-being, prosperity, rationality, and self-government. The book moves from the animating principles that make up the humanist t ... More

Keywords: social sciences, fact, value, political institutions, humanities, well-being, prosperity, rationality, self-government, humanist tradition

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804758628
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758628.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Selznick, author

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