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A Prescription for the Malaise of Social 'Science'

Geoffrey Moss for The Chronicle Review

February 13, 2011 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

In the early 19th century, the French visionary Auguste Comte proposed a scientific chain of being, ranging from the physical sciences at the bottom up through biology to the "queen" of sciences, sociologie, at the top. A science of human social...

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