Max Weber and the Problems of Value-Free Social Science: A Critical Examination of the Werturteilsstreit by Jay A. Ciaffa

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Max Weber and the Problems of Value-Free Social Science: A Critical Examination of the Werturteilsstreit
Title:
Max Weber and the Problems of Value-Free Social Science: A Critical Examination of the Werturteilsstreit
Author:
Jay A. Ciaffa
ISBN:
0838753957
ISBN13:
978-0838753958
Size PDF:
1696 kb
Size epub:
1373 kb
Publisher:
Bucknell Univ Pr (December 1, 1998)
Language:
English
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4.6
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This book examines the Werturteilsstreit (value-judgment dispute), an ongoing controversy stimulated by Weber's demand for value-freedom in the social sciences. Ciaffa argues that the Werturteilsstreit should be understood as two logically distinct disputes--a methodological dispute about the influence of shifting sociocultural values on the social sciences and a practical dispute about whether the social sciences can validate judgments concerning the desirability of social institutions and policies.

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