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Controversies and Decisions: The Social Sciences and Public Policy
by Charles Frankel
Russell Sage Foundation, 1976
Cloth: 978-0-87154-262-5 | eISBN: 978-1-61044-117-9
Library of Congress Classification H61.C593
Dewey Decimal Classification 300

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.

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