Practical Knowledge: Applying the Social Sciences

Practical Knowledge: Applying the Social Sciences

by Nico Stehr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803986998

ISBN-13: 9780803986992

Pub. Date: 07/20/1992

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The status of the social sciences as knowledge presents two fundamental problems. The first is epistemological: in what sense is the subject of the social sciences known and knowable? The second is pragmatic: can knowledge generated by the social sciences be applied, and with what consequences?

In this book, Nico Stehr offers a major reassessment of the

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Overview

The status of the social sciences as knowledge presents two fundamental problems. The first is epistemological: in what sense is the subject of the social sciences known and knowable? The second is pragmatic: can knowledge generated by the social sciences be applied, and with what consequences?

In this book, Nico Stehr offers a major reassessment of the latter question of the utility of social science knowledge, including economics. Arguing for a reconception of the ways in which social scientific knowledge can be and is applied, this book will be of interest to a broad range of social scientists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803986992
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/20/1992
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Knowledge as a Capacity to Act
Social Science and Practice
The Science of Application
Economic Policy as Applied Social Science
Pragmatic Knowledge

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