Value in Social Theory: A Selection of Essays on Methodology

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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION by Paul Streetenix
1. 1. Is and oughtxi
2. 2. Progamme and Prognosisxiii
3. 3. Programme determined by prognosisxv
4. 4. Prognosis determined by programmexvii
5. 5. Interdependence between programme and prognosisxxviii
6. 6. The task of the social sciencesxxxiv
7. 7. Ideologiesxxxvi
8. 8. Summaryxlv

PART ONE
I. I. INTERNATIONAL INTEGRATION1
1. 1. The place of value premises in scientific analysis1
2. 2. The classical theory of the perfect market3
3. 3. The classical theory of international trade6
II. II. THE RELATION BETWEEN SOCIAL THEORY AND SOCIAL POLICY9
1. 1. Some historical hints9
2. 2. The traditional role15
3. 3. New functions26
4. 4. Effects on science38
5. 5. The value problem48

PART TWO
III. INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF THE NEGRO PROBLEM55
1. 1. The Negro problem as a moral issue55
2. 2. Valuations and beliefs58
3. 3. Further notes on the scope and direction of this study62

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction ix
  • Part 1 1
  • Chapter Two - The Relation Between Social Theory and Social Policy 9
  • Part 2 55
  • Chapter Four - American Ideals and The American Conscience 65
  • Chapter Five - Valuations and Bbliefs 71
  • Chapter Six - Encountering the Negro Problem 89
  • Chapter Seven Facts and Valuations 119
  • Chapter Eight - Facets of the Negro Problem 165
  • Chapter Nine - The Principle of Cumulation 198
  • Part 3 206
  • Chapter Eleven - The Logical Crux of All Science 231
  • Postscript 237
  • Index 263
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