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Wisdom Versus Knowledge

Frederick Betz ()
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Frederick Betz: Portland State University

Chapter Chapter 1 in Societal Dynamics, 2012, pp 1-29 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract Science is important because it provides knowledge for society, societal knowledge. But can science provide wisdom, societal wisdom? To answer this question, there are two basic issues in the social sciences and the discipline of history which first need to be addressed. How can one formally integrate historical studies with the construction of social science theories? How can one ensure in the social sciences that judgments-of-value (normative social science theory) can be empirically validated?

Keywords: Historical Event; Social Theory; Communist Party; Political Ideology; Perceptual Space (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-1278-6_1

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