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Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD 21218-2625)
Maurice Mendelbaum (Project Director: January 1977 to present)

Philosophy and the Social Science: A History of Social Theory

To analyze how four basic philosophical problems affect social theorizing in political theory, the philosophy of history, and general anthropological and sociological theory. The problems are: theories concerning the psychological basis of human culture, the contrast between methodological individualism and various forms of holism, purposive vs. non-purposive explanations of institutions and institutional change, and relativism vs. historicism in the field of values.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Seminars for College Teachers

Education Programs

Total amounts:
$45,339 (approved)
$45,339 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1977 – 9/30/1977