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On knowing : the social sciences / Richard McKeon ; compiled and edited by David B. Owen and Joanne K. Olson.

Author/Creator:
McKeon, Richard (Richard Peter), 1900-1985, author.
Publication:
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
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xxi, 441 pages ; 23 cm
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Subjects:
Social sciences -- Philosophy.
Liberty -- Philosophy.
Power (Philosophy).
History -- Philosophy.
Contents:
Lecture 1. Philosophical problems in the social sciences
Lecture 2. Freedom: Method
Discussion. Hobbes
Lecture 3. Freedom: Interpretation
Lecture 4. Freedom: Principle
Discussion. Spinoza
Lecture 5. Freedom: Selection
Lecture 6. Freedom: Selection (Part 2)
Discussion. Kant
Lecture 7. Power: Selection and interpretation
Lecture 8. Power: Interpretation (Part 2) and method
Discussion. Mill, On liberty
Lecture 9. Power: Method (Part 2)
Lecture 10. Power: Principle; and History: Interpretation
Discussion. Machiavelli
Lecture 11. History: Method and principle, and conclusion
Discussion. Review
Appendix A. Class schedule
Appendix B. List of names
Appendix C. One alternate introduction to the course
Appendix D. Schema of philosophic semantics
Appendix E. Reading selections from Hobbes's Leviathan and Philosophical rudiments
Appendix F. Kant, Fundamental principles: three editions with major sections
Appendix G. Mill, On liberty: four editions with major sections' pagination
Appendix H. McKeon notes on freedom and history
Appendix I. Final examination
Appendix J. Semantic profiles of selected Western thinkers
Appendix K. Alternative definitions of freedom, power, and history.
Notes:
Lectures and materials from a course on "Concepts and Methods: The Social Sciences" offered at the University of Chicago in 1965.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Owen, David B., 1942- compiler, editor.
Olson, Joanne K., compiler, editor.
ISBN:
9780226340180
022634018X
9780226340210
022634021X
9780226340357
OCLC:
921863790