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Are Electoral Studies a Rosetta Stone for Parts of Social Sciences?

Rein Taagepera

in Making Social Sciences More Scientific: The Need for Predictive Models

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534661
eISBN:
9780191715921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534661.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

Some aspects of social sciences can be made more predictive and, in this sense, more like natural sciences. Electoral studies have many variables with a natural zero (ratio variables), which makes ... More


Kant's System of Nature and Freedom: Selected Essays

Paul Guyer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199273461
eISBN:
9780191706196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273461.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

The chapters in the first part of this book explore Kant's conception of the systematicity of concepts and laws as the ultimate goals of natural science, explore the implications of Kant's account of ... More


INTRODUCTION: THE SPIRIT OF POSITIVISM AND THE SEARCH FOR ALTERNATIVES THE SPIRIT OF POSITIVISM AND THE SEARCH FOR ALTERNATIVES Musicology and Criticism at the End of the Nineteenth Century

Kevin C. Karnes

in Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History: Shaping Modern Musical Thought in Late Nineteenth Century Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195368666
eISBN:
9780199867547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368666.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the calls made by Eduard Hanslick and Guido Adler to transform the study of music after the model of the natural sciences in light of statements on science and historical study ... More


Paths of Science: The Maturation of a Public Ideal

John P. Herron

in Science and the Social Good: Nature, Culture, and Community, 1865-1965

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383546
eISBN:
9780199870523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383546.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the life of Clarence King. Among the first generation of academically trained scientists in America, King had many options. He could follow the path of many of his classmates ... More


Poetic Revolutions: The Search for Natural Harmony

John P. Herron

in Science and the Social Good: Nature, Culture, and Community, 1865-1965

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383546
eISBN:
9780199870523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383546.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter continues the discussion of the life of Rachel Carson. Human interaction with the nonhuman world was at the foundation of Carson's environmental vision. Her childhood nature writing, for ... More


Kant and the Sciences

Eric Watkins (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195133059
eISBN:
9780199786169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133056.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Kant’s contributions to the central problems of philosophy — metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics — have received considerable attention. What is far less studied is his interest in the ... More


Vertical History: Using Mountains to Measure Men

John P. Herron

in Science and the Social Good: Nature, Culture, and Community, 1865-1965

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383546
eISBN:
9780199870523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383546.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter continues the discussion of the life of Clarence King. King's search for natural truths bore the imprint of John Ruskin, but his obsession with masculine science and adventure as a means ... More


The Biological Century: The Cultural Importance of Ecological Process

John P. Herron

in Science and the Social Good: Nature, Culture, and Community, 1865-1965

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383546
eISBN:
9780199870523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383546.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the life of Rachel Carson. In late summer of 1929, 22-year-old Rachel Carson arrived at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. A recent graduate ... More


Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History: Shaping Modern Musical Thought in Late Nineteenth Century Vienna

Kevin Karnes

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195368666
eISBN:
9780199867547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368666.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book provides a first look at the ideological dilemmas and methodological anxieties that pervaded the discipline of musicology (in German, Musikwissenschaft, encompassing music theory, analysis, ... More


Nature and Understanding: The Metaphysics and Method of Science

Nicholas Rescher

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261826
eISBN:
9780191698781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261826.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Nature and Understanding explores the prospect of looking from a scientific point of view at such central ideas of traditional metaphysics as the simplicity of nature, its ... More


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