Dark Ages: The Case for a Science of Human Behavior

Dark Ages: The Case for a Science of Human Behavior

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by Lee C. McIntyre
     
 

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Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Prologue xvii

Chapter 1 "The Sincerest Little Guy I've Ever Seen" 1

Chapter 2 "If Hoffa's Acquitted I'll Jump Off the Capitol Dome" 25

Chapter 3 "Send a Reporter Down Here if You Want a Story" 53

Chapter 4 "Will Someone Please Wipe Up All That Blood" 67

Chapter 5 "They're Fixin' to Get at the Jury" 89

Chapter 6

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Overview

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Prologue xvii

Chapter 1 "The Sincerest Little Guy I've Ever Seen" 1

Chapter 2 "If Hoffa's Acquitted I'll Jump Off the Capitol Dome" 25

Chapter 3 "Send a Reporter Down Here if You Want a Story" 53

Chapter 4 "Will Someone Please Wipe Up All That Blood" 67

Chapter 5 "They're Fixin' to Get at the Jury" 89

Chapter 6 "Bobby Kennedy's Just Another Lawyer Now" 107

Chapter 7 "My God, It's Partin" 123

Chapter 8 "The Most Contemptible Piece of Trickery and Fraud" 147

Chapter 9 "Like Jesus Christ on the Cross" 163

Chapter 10 "Booked, Fingerprinted, Showered and Deloused" 191

Chapter 11 "Someday, Somehow, I Will Return" 213

Chapter 12 "My Friend Didn't Suffer" 235

Epilogue 259

Notes 271

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262134699
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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E. William Henry worked as a young lawyer for Robert F. Kennedy in his brother’s presidential campaign of 1960. He later served as the Chairman of the FCC from 1963 to 1966. Following his tenure with the FCC, Henry spent a career in private law practice in Washington, D.C. and Memphis, TN.

 

 

Daniel M. Wegner

It takes a lot of nerve to insist that a scientific understand of human behavior should guide our approach to social problems -- especially when the alternatives are religion, politics left and right, gut instinct, and every other values guidepost around. Lee McIntyre has that nerve, and makes a clear case for the value of value-free science. This book will make waves.

Harvey A. Silverglate

Dark Ages is a compact, urgent, and brutally frank challenge to ideologues left and right to drop their resistance to learning scientific truths about human behavior and apply the scientific method to social science. Given current signs of deterioration in the human race"s ability to assure its own survival, the long-standing hostility to sometimes unwelcome knowledge must end, and Lee McIntyre"s powerful voice is timely and welcome. It will be instructive to see how his bold message is received, especially on university campuses, where the politicization of social science is in full flower and where some questions remain too hot to ask, much less answer.

Sam Harris

At a time when many social scientists have allowed themselves to be cowed by political and religious ideology, Dark Ages reminds us that we have a moral and intellectual obligation to seek the fullest possible understanding of the roots of human behavior. McIntyre has written a beautiful and timely ode to scientific rationality.

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Meet the Author

Lee McIntyre is a Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of
Science at Boston University. He is the author of Laws and Explanation in the Social Sciences: Defending a Science of Human Behavior.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though I knew my own field of English was mired in ideological trappings, I was unaware that it was just as bad in the social sciences. The great thing about this book is that it focuses on a way out of the problem--by making the social sciences as rigorous as the natural sciences.