The Basics-Critical Thinking-Mills and S.I.

Often there is a debate about what that value really

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Unformatted text preview: t transcend these local Matters environments of the individual and the range of her inner life. An issue is a public matter: some value cherished by publics is felt to be threatened. Often there is a debate about what that value really is and about what it is that really threatens it. An issue, in fact, often involves a crisis in institutional arrangements, and often too it involves what Marxists call 'contradictions' or 'antagonisms.' Thus, the problems of unemployment, insofar as economies are structured, is incapable of a personal solution (explain?); personal Since war is inherent in the nation-state system, Since the ordinary individual, in his restricted milieu, will be powerless (make sense?); be And until the family institution ceases to be reliant And upon women to shoulder the social responsibilities for children and men to represent the economic provider, the solution of an overwhelming divorce rate remains out of the possibility of a purely private solution (true?); And the issues of urban living will not be solved by personal ingenuity or private wealth (got it?); by Therefore, we must focus not on the limitations of a particular or not immediate instance, but rather on the intricate connection of structural linkages and relationships. and The promise of the social sciences is to The promise bring reason to bear on human affairs. bring Mills set forth his own conception of how a Mills social scientist should undertake the work. He conveys a sense of what it means to be an intellectual who concentrates on the social nature of man and who seeks that which is significant. which Thus, the problems of unemployment, insofar as economies are structured, is incapable of a personal solution (explain?); personal Since war is inherent in the nation-state system, Since the ordinary individual, in his restricted milieu, will be powerless (make sense?); be And until the family institution ceases to be reliant And upon women to shoulder the social responsibil...
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