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Making the Moral Case for Social Sciences: Stemming the Tide Karl Spracklen

Making the Moral Case for Social Sciences: Stemming the Tide

Karl Spracklen

Published December 4th 2015
ISBN : 9781137577900
Hardcover
97 pages
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The social sciences have a legitimacy problem in the modern world. The natural sciences are viewed as proper science by journalists and policy-makers because they discover truths, make money, and help governments solve problems. In turn,MoreThe social sciences have a legitimacy problem in the modern world. The natural sciences are viewed as proper science by journalists and policy-makers because they discover truths, make money, and help governments solve problems. In turn, defenders of the social sciences borrow the language of instrumentality, profit and policy impact. Karl Spracklen, by contrast, makes the moral case for the social sciences, arguing that they are a necessary social good capable of fighting inequality and revealing the workings of hegemonic power.