A History and Theory of the Social Sciences
Not All That Is Solid Melts into Air
- Peter Wagner - University of Barcelona, Spain, Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, University of Barcelona, Spain
History of the Human Sciences | Sociology of Science
Peter Wagner´s study is surely very helpful for those who study the interrelations between developments in the society and the historical evolution of social sciences. For all students who search a small volume, Wagner´s study is quite appropriate: Thus, one of the most advantages in this regard is Wagner´s pragmatist approach: to show this central problem by a short and equally well informed book.
All in all: The key concepts of present sociology referred in the second part of the book can be understood better by examining the history of social sciences themselves.
Good introduction for the social sciences elements of the course. Recommended.
The layout and type-setting is poor. The information is packed too densely into its pages.