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2.20.08 Wed - EXAM 2 Wednesday,March 5 1. About 1900...

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EXAM 2 Wednesday,March 5 1. About 1900 Logical positivism- science can be understood, if not perfectly, progressively better and better using mathematical or quantitative methods Success of these methods in the natural sciences. The social sciences were so impressed with this idea that they decided to implement quantitative methods as well Understood there would be difficulty qualifying all human phenomena Piecemeal application Could have truly scientific social science They were optimistic about it 2. Around 1900, sociology of knowledge. Best minds were found in universities in Europe. European Universities were the home of the social scientists that were apply these quantitative methods, were the most ambitious. WW1 and WW2 put a hold on these things. These wars tore apart Europe Shift from Europe to USA because of conflicts. European Scientists fled to American Universities This led to the rise of American Universities The application of scientific social science had to find a new home. American attempt at
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course POLS 206 taught by Professor Someonethatwasjusttryingtogettheirdoctorate during the Spring '06 term at Texas A&M.

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2.20.08 Wed - EXAM 2 Wednesday,March 5 1. About 1900...

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