Ethical Challenges for the Social Sciences on the Threshold of the 21st Century

  title={Ethical Challenges for the Social Sciences on the Threshold of the 21st Century},
  author={Hebe Vessuri},
  journal={Current Sociology},
  pages={135 - 150}
  • H. Vessuri
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Sociology
  • Current Sociology
The position of the social sciences vis-a-vis society and scientificity is revisited. Throughout the 20th century the idea that all peoples in the world are part of a single humankind made a painful progress. Its legacy includes a record of great illusions and of a tragic balance, marked by the unprecedented growth of the capacity of social intervention as a consequence of scientific-technical advancement. The capacity of critique, of imagining new worlds, the construction of utopias, all… 
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