The uncertain sciences / Bruce Mazlish.Material type: TextPublication details: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1998. Description: 1 online resource (viii, 328 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0585361126; 9780585361123; 9780300147162; 0300147163; 9780300074772; 0300074778Subject(s): Social sciences | Sciences sociales | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Essays | HISTORY -- World | Social sciences | Sozialwissenschaften | Sociale wetenschappen | Social Sciences - General | Social Sciences | Sciences socialesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Geschiedenis (vorm) Additional physical formats: Print version:: Uncertain sciences.DDC classification: 300 LOC classification: H85 | .M394 1998ebOther classification: 70.01 | 70.01. Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-318) and index.
Print version record.
The problem of the human sciences -- Positivism -- The human species as an object of study -- Hermeneutics -- Some achievements to date -- The uncertain sciences -- "Da Capo", or back to the beginning.
In this wide-ranging book one of the most esteemed cultural historians of our time turns his attention to major questions about human experience and the attempts to understand it "scientifically." Bruce Mazlish considers the achievements, failings, and possibilities of the human sciences - a domain that he broadly defines to include the social sciences, literature, psychology, and hermeneutic studies. In a synthesis built upon the work of earlier philosophers and historians, Mazlish constructs a new view of the nature and meaning of the human sciences.