1st Edition

Free-Thought in the Social Sciences (Routledge Revivals)

ISBN 9780415578820
Published January 7, 2011 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

This Routledge Revival sees the reissue of a seminal work by British economist, sociologist and academic John A. Hobson, elucidating his views on a variety of topics across the social sciences. He makes particular reference to the struggle between the disinterested urge of the social scientist and the interests and other motive forces which tend to influence and mould his processes of inquiry. The work is split into three parts, focussing upon free-thinking, economics and political ethics respectively.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Art of Free-Thinking  1. The Disinterested Pursuit of Knowledge  2. The Bias of Metaphor  3. Disinterested Science and the Interests  4. Taboos in the Social Sciences  5. Personal and Economic Biases  Part II: The Making of an Economic Science  6. The Rise of Political Economy  7. Neo-classical Economics in Britain  8. Marginalism in Neo-classical Economics  9. The Economics of Human Welfare  10. Proletarian Economics  Part III: Free-Thought in Politics and Ethics  11. Power-Politics  12. Race Eugenics as a Policy  13. The Struggle for a Free Ethics  14. The Survival Power of Free-Thought

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