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The Norton/Fontana History of the Human Sciences

by Roger Smith

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This is a history of how Western thinkers have argued over the centuries about what it means to be human. The history of that argument, and an interpretation of its significances, rather than the description of any particular body of knowledge is central to this text. The narrative is broadly chronological, though organized around key themes in the history of scientific ideas.
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A comprehensive history of the human sciences-psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, and political science-from their precursors in early human culture to the present.

This erudite yet accessible volume in Norton's highly praised History of Science series tracks the long and circuitous path by which human beings came to see themselves and their societies as scientific subjects like any other. Beginning with the Renaissance's rediscovery of Greek psychology, political philosophy, and ethics, Roger Smith recounts how the human sciences gradually organized themselves around a scientific conception of psychology, and how this trend has continued to the present day in a circle of interactions between science and ordinary life, in which the human sciences have influenced and been influenced by popular culture.

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