Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
William F. Woodman
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.
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Debra Clements Lemke
Lemke, Debra Clements, "Rationality and value freedom: three studies in social action " (1992). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 9846.