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FT-11854-74

Thomas A. McCarthy
Boston University (Boston, MA 02215-1300)

Rationality in Social Theory

To critically examine certain ideas of rationality which have wide currency in contemporary social inquiry. The almost exclusive predominance of instrumental and technological models of rationality must be overcome and the decisionistic gap between social theory and political practice must be bridged for a humanization of the social sciences and for the achievement of a self-understanding which might serve as a guide in the formulation of personal and cultural values.

Project fields:
Philosophy, Other

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1974 – 8/31/1974