Sunday, March 3, 2013

Scientism and Values by Helmut Schoeck

Status: Almost Complete (v.3)

Library of Congress Catalogue Card No.: 60-16928


Fix Notes:

Page xi: par. 2: observation

When we are critical of a fashionable brand of scientism, we do not intend to belittle the necessity and actual power of the method of obervation.

Page 45: par. 1: destructive

Secondly, we shall document the statement that the social scientist in talking about justice not only does not know what he is talking about, but is stirring up and adding to destuctive conflict.

Page 104: par. 0: Missing ':' after sentence (a blockquote follows)

[...] whatever the cost, is comparable to the remarks of Nels Anderson about the development of the underdeveloped U.S.S.R.

Page 106: par. 0: consistently

Almost inevitably, but certainly factually, the usurpation of the function of creator produces a consistenly negative attitude toward organized religion, which has for millennia offered its own conception of a Creator.17

Page 116: Footnote 4: bad quotation

4. “The Aims of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, "Social Problems, Vol. I (1953), pp. 2-3.

Page 174: par. 2: government

“Thank God that we don’t get as much gov-erment as we pay for”?

Page 177: Footnote 3: particles

For a critique of the recent fallacious notion, based on the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, that atomic or subatomic partices have “free will,”

Page 181+ Chapter 9 had footnotes in the format of (##)

Page 190: Wrong quotation

Therefore, for an individual of any species, I hesitate to speak of ”optimum nurture” and of “design” for growth without a careful qualification of “optimum” and of “nurture.”

Page 200: Footnote 3: Philadelphia

(3rd ed.; Phila-dephia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1955).

Page 200: Footnote 6: Children

W. A. Ketcham, “Growth Patterns for Gifted Chidren,”

Page 230: par. 1: methodology

But if actual events can supply us guidance, we have not developed the methodogy for presenting our arguments so effectively and rationally that they will invite acceptance by all men [...]

Page 265: Index: "chemisty" -> chemistry

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