Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1992

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Sociology

First Advisor

William F. Woodman

Abstract

Assumptions about rationality and value-freedom permeate modern science. These assumptions are held uncritically and bias the scholar in the pursuit of knowledge. These papers survey the writings of select social scientists and in particular Max Weber on the subjects of rationality and value-freedom. The implications of adherence to normal science definitions of these concepts are postulated while the definitions themselves are challenged.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9387

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Debra Clements Lemke

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9223942

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

88 pages

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