Value in Social Theory: A Selection of Essays on Methodology

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INDEX
ABOLITIONIST Movement, 185
accommodation, 142, 150n
administration, and social policy, 26
advertising, 27, 29
age, and Negro community, 183
Acirc;kerman, Gustav, 250n
Acirc;kerman, Johan, 250n
amalgamation, racial, 166 ff; Negro attitude to, 172-6
ambivalence: American, towards law, 67; towards Negroes, 108
America: civil servants in, 22; community of valuations in, 74; cultural unity in, 59; minorities in, 165-6; Negro problem in, 55 ff; North and South states, differences, 95, 113 ff, 178-9, 192; psychological testing in Army, 27; social scientists and war preparation, 32-3; see also Creed, American
Ames, Jessie D., 195n
analysis: rules applicable to, 52; of valuations, direct and indirect, 86; and value premises, 2, 50-1
Anti-Slavery Convention ( 1840), 185
anti-Trust legislation, 67
Aristotle, 9, 131
assimilation, in America, 165-6
attitude: and behaviour, 73; meaning of, 77-8, 84; and opinion, distinction, 86n; public and private, 87n
BACKWARD peoples, requirement for awakening of, 3
Bagge, Gösta, 240, 243, 246, 252, 257
Bailey, Thomas P., 96n
Bain, Read, 34n
Baker, Ray S., 87n, 107
Bancroft, George, 66
Beard, C. A. and M. R., 139n behaviour: as moral compromise, 59, 73; and opinion, relation, 88
beliefs: biased, 76-7; false popular, 60; meaning of, 71; objective judgment of, 84; and valuations, relation, 60, 161
bias: of beliefs, 76-7; classification of forms of, 121 ff; how detected, 120; how mitigated, 128 ff; methods of counteracting, 128 ff; Negro scientist and, 122; psychology of, 120; in relation to Negro problem, 119 ff; in research, 52, 131-2
biology, and conservative approach, 11
Birck, Lawrits V., 239
Bogardus, Emory S., 170n
Bolton, Euri R., 170n
Brisman, Sven, 247
Britain, and future of democracy, 44
Brown, Anne, 92n
Bryce, Lord, 124n
Bugge, Anna, 244n
businesses, growth of, 14
CAPITAL, unification of market, 4
Carver, Dr., 92n
Cassel, Gustav, 238, 240-2, 241-5, 246n, 251
'caste': Negroes and, 166 ff; use of term, 125, 180-2
catharsis, of opinions, 80-1
causality, 42
causation: mechanistic, 82; 'natural', 142
change: and conception of mores, 79, 147; induced, bias against, 78; induced, planning of, 156; in opinion, 80-1
Christianity, 81; and American Creed, 66, 70
circle, vicious, 188 ff
Cavil Rights legislation, 67
civil servants: limitations of, 22; and rationality in politics, 22; recruitment methods, 15; social science and, 27; social scientists as, 45
Civil War, American, 113-14, 116 class: in America, 181-2; use of term, 181
class struggle, 187
commissions, inter-racial, 97, 111
committee work, 130n

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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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