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Author Gulbenkian Commission on the Restructuring of the Social Sciences, author

Title Open the social sciences : report of the Gulbenkian Commission on the Restructuring of the Social Sciences
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1996
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 1996


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Description xv, 105 pages ; 23 cm
Series Mestizo spaces = Espaces métisses
Mestizo spaces.
Contents Foreword / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation -- Members of the Commission -- I. The historical construction of the social sciences, from the eighteenth century to 1945 -- II. Debates within the social sciences, 1945 to the present -- The validity of the distinctions among the social sciences -- The degree to which the heritage is parochial -- The reality and validity of the distinction between the "two cultures" -- III. What kind of social science shall we now build? -- Humans and nature -- The state as an analytic building block -- The universal and the particular -- Objectivity -- IV. Conclusion : restructuring the social sciences
Summary Concerned about the worldwide state of the social sciences the relations among the disciplines, and their relationship with both the humanities and the natural sciences the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, based in Lisbon, established in 1993 the Gulbenkian Commission on the Restructuring of the Social Sciences. It comprised a distinguished international group of scholars six from the social sciences, two from the natural sciences, and two from the humanities. The report first explores how social science was historically constructed as a form of knowledge and why it was divided into a specific set of relatively standard disciplines in a process that went on between the late eighteenth century and 1945. It then reveals the ways in which world developments since 1945 have raised questions about this intellectual division of labor and have therefore reopened the issues of organizational structuring that had been put into place in the previous period. The report goes on to elucidate a series of basic intellectual questions about which there has been much recent debate. Finally, it discusses in what ways the social sciences can be intelligently restructured in the light of this history and the recent debates
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Gamma globulins -- Therapeutic use -- Congresses.
Immunization -- Congresses.
Immunoglobulins -- Therapeutic use -- Congresses.
Intravenous therapy -- Congresses.
Social sciences.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Kazatchkine, M. D. (Michel D.)
Morell, A. (Andreas)
International Symposium on Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy (4th : 1996 : Interlaken, Switzerland)
LC no. 95045759
ISBN 0804727260 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0804727279 (paperback: acid-free paper)
Other Titles Report of the Gulbenkian Commission on the Restructuring of the Social Sciences