Scientism and Values

Scientism and Values Excerpt From Scientism And ValuesOver A Number Of Years Participants In This Symposium, And Others, Have Shown, In Their Individual Publications, Increasing Concern With The Harm Done To The True Study Of Man, Especially As A Social Being, By A Form Of Scientism That Takes Various Disguises Of Strict Scientificalness It Is Not Merely Neopositivism, Which, By The Way, Has Been Criticized By A Number Of Able Men It Is Also Than A Cult Of Quantification Scientism Implies A Cynical World View In The Original Meaning Of The Word It Is A Doglike View Of Man, Or Shall We Say Ratlike Man Is Best Understood, So The Scientistic Expert Holds, When Seen From The Level Of A Rodent Eager To Learn The Ins And Outs Of A Maze He Can Be Conditioned To Put Up With Almost Anything The Few Wise Designers Of The Maze Have Mapped Out For HimAnd Yet A Critical Attitude Toward Scientism Is Not To Be Con Fused With An Antievolutionary Position On The Contrary, We See Scientistic Sociologists And Anthropologists Refuse To Learn From Research On Animals Because It Might Challenge Their Creed Of En Vironmental Determinism As A L Kroeber Observed Not Long Ago, Many Of His Colleagues In America Are Studiedly Ignorant Of The Work Of The Ethologists, Including Such Renowned Men As Karl Von Frisch And Konrad Lorenz, Who Explore Species Specific Innate Behavior PatternsAbout The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At ForgottenbooksThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works

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[PDF / Epub] ☁ Scientism and Values  By Helmut Schoeck –
  • Paperback
  • 290 pages
  • Scientism and Values
  • Helmut Schoeck
  • 10 May 2018
  • 9781334980121

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