9780803989726-0803989725-Toward Transformation in Social Knowledge

Toward Transformation in Social Knowledge

ISBN-13: 9780803989726
ISBN-10: 0803989725
Edition: 2nd
Author: Gergen, Kenneth J.
Publication date: 1994
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780803989726
ISBN-10: 0803989725
Edition: 2nd
Author: Gergen, Kenneth J.
Publication date: 1994
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Gergen, Kenneth J. wrote Toward Transformation in Social Knowledge comprising 288 pages back in 1994. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0803989725 and 9780803989726. Since then Toward Transformation in Social Knowledge textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Critical resistance to traditional empirical methods and the quest for foundational knowledge of human action is widespread. Recognition of theoretical and methodological inadequacies has sparked a search for a more robust conception of human science.

This fascinating and carefully reasoned book develops the argument for human science as social construction. Demonstrating that descriptions of human action can neither be derived from nor corrected by scientific observation, Gergen provides a bold interdisciplinary challenge to traditional views, thus clearing the way for significant alterations in scientific practice. In the preface to the Second Edition, Gergen describes the major movements taking place since the First Edit

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