The Vital Science Routledge Revivals

Author: Peter Morton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317629264
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The Vital Science Routledge Revivals from the Author: Peter Morton. In this title, first published in 1984, Peter Morton argues that in late Victorian Britain a group of novelists and essayists quite consciously sought and found ideas in post-Darwinian biology that were susceptible to imaginative transformation. The period between 1860 and 1900 was a time of great confusion in biology; the natural selection hypothesis was in retreat before its acute critics, and no extension of evolutionary theory to human affairs was too bizarre to attract its quota of enthusiasts. Writers capitalised on this prevailing uncertainty and used it to their own artistic or polemic ends. A fascinating and interdisciplinary title, this reissue will interest students of late Victorian literature, as well as historians of biological theory between The Origin of Species and Mendel.

The Elements Of Vital Statistics Routledge Revivals

Author: Sir Arthur Newsholme
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317442881
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The Elements Of Vital Statistics Routledge Revivals from the Author: Sir Arthur Newsholme. First published in 1889, this book provides a guide to vital statistics- the science of numbers applied to the life-history of communities and nations- in relation to medical problems. Chapters cover a wide variety of categories including population, births and deaths, sickness, occupation and mortality, and mortality from special diseases.

Free Thought In The Social Sciences Routledge Revivals

Author: J. A. Hobson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136972617
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Free Thought In The Social Sciences Routledge Revivals from the Author: J. A. Hobson. This Routledge Revival sees the reissue of a seminal work by British economist, sociologist and academic John A. Hobson, elucidating his views on a variety of topics across the social sciences. He makes particular reference to the struggle between the disinterested urge of the social scientist and the interests and other motive forces which tend to influence and mould his processes of inquiry. The work is split into three parts, focussing upon free-thinking, economics and political ethics respectively.

Work And Wealth Routledge Revivals

Author: J. A. Hobson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136857273
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Work And Wealth Routledge Revivals from the Author: J. A. Hobson. First published in 1914 and reissued with a new introduction in 1992, Work and Wealth is a seminal vision of Hobson's liberal utopian ideals, which desired to demonstrate how economic and social reform could transform existing society into one in which the majority of the population, as opposed to a small elite, could find fulfillment. Hobson attacked conventional economic wisdom which made a division between the cost of production and the utility derived from consumption. Far from being necesarily arduous, Hobson argued that work had the potential to bring about immense utility and enrichment. The qualitative, humanist work argues in favour of a new form of capitalism to minimise cost and maximise utility.

Science At The Cross Roads Routledge Revivals

Author: N. I. Bukharin et al.
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135959269
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Science At The Cross Roads Routledge Revivals from the Author: N. I. Bukharin et al.. The papers given by the Soviet Delegation to the Second International Congress of the History of Science and Technology in London in 1931, headed by N. I. Bukharin, exerted a profound influence on Western historiography of science. Perhaps the most influential contribution was that of Hessen, who made a long and classical statement of Marxist historiography, taking Isaac Newton as his example. The collection, which appeared in Britain at the height of the Depression, fostered an acute social awareness and a heated debate among many working scientists. Accredited by some as "the starting point of a new evaluation of the history of science", the book reflects the huge social and economic divide between Socialism and Capitalism present at the time of publication, and its influence on intellectual culture and scientific advancement.

Science And Philosophy Routledge Revivals

Author: Bernard Bosanquet
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136235604
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Science And Philosophy Routledge Revivals from the Author: Bernard Bosanquet. First published in 1927, Science and Philosophy: And Other Essays is a collection of individual papers written by Bernard Bosanquet during his highly industrious philosophical life. The collection was put together by Bosanquet’s wife after the death of the writer and remains mostly unaltered with just a few papers added and the order of entries improved. The papers here displayed consist of various contributions Bosanquet made to Mind, the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, the International Journal of Ethics and other periodicals, as well as work from volumes of lectures and essays under his own or other editorship. Throughout the collection, Bosanquet considers the relationship between science and philosophy. The two subject areas became increasingly intertwined during Bosanquet’s lifetime as scientific writers grew more interested in the philosophical investigation of the concepts which underlined their work and philosophical thinkers recognised the importance of the relationship between mathematics and logic as well as that between physics and metaphysics. The first essay in this volume discusses this idea explicitly and all subsequent articles may be regarded as essays in support of the main discussion with which the volume opens.

Rationalisation And Unemployment Routledge Revivals

Author: J. A. Hobson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136599673
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Rationalisation And Unemployment Routledge Revivals from the Author: J. A. Hobson. First published in 1930, John Hobson’s study deals with the economic dilemmas generated in the early twentieth century by the advent of mass production. Namely the over-production and surfeit of goods and the resultant failure of the expansion of markets leading to record levels of mass unemployment. Seeking a solution to this dilemma, Hobson analyses all aspects of the problem: income, uses of the surplus, underconsumption, markets and distribution, and internationalism. The study also explores theories concerning economies of rationalisation, both in terms of productivity and consumption.

A Dictionary Of Conservative And Libertarian Thought Routledge Revivals

Author: Nigel Ashford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136708332
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A Dictionary Of Conservative And Libertarian Thought Routledge Revivals from the Author: Nigel Ashford. First published in 1991, this is a reissue of the path-breaking Dictionary of Conservative and Libertarian Thought, the first book to examine the ideals and arguments produced by the intellectual traditions of both conservatism and classical liberalism. Covering the ideas of many such distinguished thinkers as Hayek, Scruton, Friedman and Buchanan, the volume provides a valuable survey of the historical development of both schools of thought in all of the major western countries and their contributions to contemporary debates. From American Conservatism to French Liberalism, Invisible Hand to Organic Society, from Scientism to Scepticism and Utopianism to Voluntarism, this is a vital work whose reissue will be welcomed as much by the keen layperson as by students of political science, the history of philosophy, economics and public policy.

Writings On Distribution And Welfare Routledge Revivals

Author: J. A. Hobson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135962626
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Writings On Distribution And Welfare Routledge Revivals from the Author: J. A. Hobson. The articles in this volume, originally published in a variety of journals between 1890 and 1937, deal with the themes of the distribution of income and welfare. Highlighting the contribution which Hobson made to welfare economics and the way in which he distanced himself from his more orthodox contemporaries in interpretation, the articles also show the changes in Hobson’s views over the decades in which they were written. This is a fascinating collection of material that provides an unparalleled depth of insight into the views of one of the most important economic thinkers of the early twentieth century.

The Green Case Routledge Revivals

Author: Steven Yearley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317703006
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The Green Case Routledge Revivals from the Author: Steven Yearley. First published in 1991, this title provides a comprehensive and objective account of the basis of ‘green’ arguments and their social and political implications. By the beginning of the 1990s, environmental awareness had become widespread, popular, and fashionable throughout the West, adopted by politicians, manufacturers and advertising agencies. The book sets out to explain why and how the ‘green wave’ developed, and examines the forces still shaping green politics and policies at an international level. With important implications across the fields of Sociology, Development Studies and Environment and Sustainability, this reissue will be valuable to a broad student and academic readership.