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University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
David A. Hollinger (Project Director: August 1972 to present)

Americans and "Scientific Method": The Cultural Functions of the Scientific Ideal in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

To explore the nature and sources of the popularity of the scientific method as a moral ideal in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This study seeks to provide an account of the ways in which the activity of science was defined, and to idenbtify the psycho-social energies and ethical values which found fulfillment in the scientific ideal.

Project fields:
History, General

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$11,250 (approved)
$11,250 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1972 – 5/31/1973