In this vital new study, Andrew Abbott presents a fresh and daring analysis of the evolution and development of the social sciences. Chaos of Disciplines reconsiders how knowledge actually changes and advances. Challenging the accepted belief that social sciences are in a perpetual state of progress, Abbott contends that disciplines instead cycle around an inevitable pattern of core principles. New schools of thought, then, are less a reaction to an established order than they are a reinvention of fundamental concepts. ...

Chaos of Disciplines 2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226001012

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Chaos of Disciplines 2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226001005

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