Provides a history of the concepts, practices, institutions, and ideologies of social sciences (including behavioural and economic sciences) since C18. Chapters include; inquiries into the genres and traditions that formed social science; the careers of the main social disciplines (psychology, economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, geography, history, and statistics); and international essays on social science in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
'Historians of biology can greatly benefit from this comprehensive account of the history of the social sciences. ... On the whole this is an excellent book, readable and useful for historians of science in any field.' History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
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