Social Science Quotations: Who Said What, When, and Where

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David L. Sills, Robert King Merton
Transaction Publishers, 2000 - Social Science - 437 pages
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Social Science Quotations has been prepared to meet an evident, unmet need in the literature of the social sciences. Writings on the lives and theories of individual social scientists abound, but there has been no fully documented collection of memorable quotations from the social sciences as a whole. The frequent use of quotations in scientific as well as literary writings that are mere summaries or paraphrases typically fail to capture the full force of formulations that have made quotations memorable. This book of quotations invites the further reading or rereading of the original texts, beyond the quotations themselves.

Sills and Merton draw extensively upon the writings that constitute the historical core of the social sciences and social thought; those works with staying power often described as the "classical texts." Many quotations have been drawn from these classical texts because the quotations contain memorable ideas memorably expressed. Both consequential and memorable, these words have been quoted over the generations, entering into the collective memory of social scientists everywhere and at times diffusing into popular thought and into the vernacular as well.

This book is useful to social scientists, anthropologists, economists, historians, political scientists, psychiatrists, psychologists, sociologists and statisticians‚ and for all who want to learn or verify memorable formulations and phrases concerning social thought and social theories. It is particularly useful for graduate students taking courses that examine the history of their discipline.

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David L. Sills is executive associate emeritus of the Social Science Research Council and editor of the seventeenth volume of International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences.

Robert K. Merton (1910-2003) was University Professor Emeritus at Columbia University, the first George Sarton Professor of the History of Science at the University of Ghent (Belgium), and a leading figure in the sociology of science. Among his classic works in this area are On the Shoulders of Giants and Science, Technology, and Society in 17thCentury England.

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