Introduction: Writing the History of Social Science

  title={Introduction: Writing the History of Social Science},
  author={Theodore M. Porter and Dorothy Ross},
How do we write the history of social science? There are problems even with the name. In English alone, “sciences of man,” “moral sciences,” “moral and political sciences,” “behavioral sciences,” and “human sciences” have been among its many predecessors and competitors. Their proliferation reflects the unsettled nature of this broad subject matter. All are capable of giving offense, both by exclusion and by inclusion. Many have long and contradictory histories. Consider the career of the… Expand
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