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作者 Jewett, Andrew, 1970-
書名 Science, democracy, and the American university : from the Civil War to the Cold War / Andrew Jewett
出版項 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
國際標準書號 9781107027268 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  303.48309 J59    在架上    30550100533312
 人社中心  Q127.U6 J49 2012    在架上    30560400499411
說明 xii, 402 p. ; 24 cm
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附註 "This book fundamentally reinterprets the rise of the natural and social sciences as sources of political authority in modern America. Andrew Jewett demonstrates the remarkable persistence of a belief that the scientific enterprise carried with it a set of ethical resources capable of grounding a democratic culture - a political function widely assigned to religion. The book traces the shifting formulations of this belief from the creation of the research universities in the Civil War era to the early Cold War, tracking hundreds of leading scholars who challenged technocratic modes of governance rooted in a strictly value-neutral image of science. Many of these figures favored a deliberative model of democracy, defined by a vigorous process of public deliberation rather than rationalized administration or interest-group bargaining. This vision generated surprisingly nuanced portraits of science in the years before the military-industrial complex"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: thinking about John Dewey, science, and American politics; Part I. The Scientific Spirit: 2. Founding hopes; 3. Internal divisions; 4. Science and philosophy; Part II. The Scientific Attitude: 5. Scientific citizenship; 6. The biology of culture; 7. The problem of cultural exchange; 8. Making scientific citizens; Part III. Science and Politics: 9. Science and its contexts; 10. The problem of values; 11. Two cultures; 12. Accommodation; 13. Conclusion: science and democracy after the Cold War
主題 Democracy and science -- United States
Science and state -- United States
Science -- United States -- History
Sociel sciences -- United States -- History
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