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Working Knowledge

Making the Human Sciences from Parsons to Kuhn

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$57.00 • £45.95 • €51.50

ISBN 9780674065741

Publication Date: 06/11/2012


320 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Prologue: How Paradigms Are Made
  • 1. The Interstitial Academy: Harvard and the Rise of the American University
  • 2. Making a Case: The Harvard Pareto Circle
  • 3. What Do the Science-Makers Do? Migrations of Operationism
  • 4. Radical Translation: W.V. Quine and the Reception of Logical Empiricism
  • 5. The Levellers: Harvard’s Social Scientists from World War to Cold War
  • 6. Lessons of the Revolution: History, Sociology, and Philosophy of Science
  • Epilogue: The Great Disembedding
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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