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Making the Moral Case for Social Sciences : Stemming the Tide (Hardcover) (Karl Spracklen)

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The social sciences have a legitimacy problem in the modern world. The natural sciences are viewed as 'proper science' by journalists and policy-makers because they discover 'truths', make money, and help governments solve problems. In turn, defenders of the social sciences borrow the language of instrumentality, profit and policy impact. Karl Spracklen, by contrast, makes the moral case for the social sciences, arguing that they are a necessary social good capable of fighting inequality and revealing the workings of hegemonic power.

Number of Pages: 90
Genre: Philosophy, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Research
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Karl Spracklen
Language: English
Street Date: December 3, 2015
TCIN: 50597739
UPC: 9781137577900
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-7024
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