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Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook

The Rise of the Social Sciences and the Formation of Modernity

Conceptual Change in Context, 1750–1850

Editors: Heilbron, Johan, Magnusson, Lars, Wittrock, Björn (Eds.)

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This volume offers one of the first systematic analyses of the rise of modern social science. Contrary to the standard accounts of various social science disciplines, the essays in this volume demonstrate that modern social science actually emerged during the critical period between 1750 and 1850. It is shown that the social sciences were a crucial element in the conceptual and epistemic revolution, which parallelled and partly underpinned the political and economic transformations of the modern world.
From a consistently comparative perspective, a group of internationally leading scholars takes up fundamental issues such as the role of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution in the shaping of the social sciences, the changing relationships between political theory and moral discourse, the profound transformation of philosophy, and the constitution of political economy and statistics.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • The Rise of the Social Sciences and the Formation of Modernity

    Björn Wittrock, Johan Heilbron, Lars Magnusson

    Pages 1-33

  • The Enlightenment and the French Revolutionary Birth Pangs of Modernity

    Robert Wokler

    Pages 35-76

  • The Language of Mercantilism: The English Economic Discussion during the Seventeenth Century

    Lars Magnusson

    Pages 163-188

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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-0254-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Rise of the Social Sciences and the Formation of Modernity
Book Subtitle
Conceptual Change in Context, 1750–1850
Editors
  • Johan Heilbron
  • Lars Magnusson
  • Björn Wittrock
Series Title
Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook
Series Volume
20
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-5528-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-5528-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4589-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0254-0
Series ISSN
0167-2320
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 206
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