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The Resource Science, democracy, and the American university : from the Civil War to the Cold War, Andrew Jewett, Harvard University, (electronic resource)

Science, democracy, and the American university : from the Civil War to the Cold War, Andrew Jewett, Harvard University, (electronic resource)

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Science, democracy, and the American university : from the Civil War to the Cold War
Title
Science, democracy, and the American university
Title remainder
from the Civil War to the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Jewett, Harvard University
Title variation
Science, Democracy, & the American University
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book reinterprets the rise of the natural and social sciences as sources of political authority in modern America. Andrew Jewett demonstrates the remarkable persistence of a belief that the scientific enterprise carried with it a set of ethical values capable of grounding a democratic culture - a political function widely assigned to religion. The book traces the shifting formulations of this belief from the creation of the research universities in the Civil War era to the early Cold War years. It examines hundreds of leading scholars who viewed science not merely as a source of technical knowledge, but also as a resource for fostering cultural change. This vision generated surprisingly nuanced portraits of science in the years before the military-industrial complex and has much to teach us today about the relationship between science and democracy.--
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1970-
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Jewett, Andrew
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Democracy and science
  • Science and state
  • Science
  • Social sciences
Label
Science, democracy, and the American university : from the Civil War to the Cold War, Andrew Jewett, Harvard University, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139225717
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : relating science and democracy -- Founding hopes -- Internal divisions -- Science and philosophy -- Scientific citizenship -- The biology of culture -- The problem of cultural change -- Making scientific citizens -- Science and its contexts -- The problem of values -- Two cultures -- Accommodation -- Conclusion : science and democracy in a new century
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CR9781139225717
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 402 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107027268
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)812174492
Label
Science, democracy, and the American university : from the Civil War to the Cold War, Andrew Jewett, Harvard University, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139225717
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : relating science and democracy -- Founding hopes -- Internal divisions -- Science and philosophy -- Scientific citizenship -- The biology of culture -- The problem of cultural change -- Making scientific citizens -- Science and its contexts -- The problem of values -- Two cultures -- Accommodation -- Conclusion : science and democracy in a new century
Control code
CR9781139225717
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 402 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107027268
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)812174492

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