Fads and Fallacies in the Social Sciences by Steven Goldberg

By Steven Goldberg

Steven Goldberg has dedicated his profession to exposing wrong reasoning, misrepresented truth, and ideological agendas within the social sciences. His scholarly opinions provide substitute, and infrequently debatable, causes which are striking for his or her logical integrity and loyalty to empirical fact. most sensible identified for his paintings within the physiological roots of intercourse variations, he has additionally written on a myriad of alternative topics, which, as he bluntly states, "are as fallaciously reasoned in expert journals as within the cocktail social gathering conversations that naively repeat the mistakes first propounded in these journals."

In this new number of essays he's as full of life, attention-grabbing, and provocative as ever. one of the matters addressed are the validity of intelligence assessments, team adjustments, the dying penalty, intercourse variations in aggression and cognition, the kin, abortion, and the character of recent society. additionally incorporated are a number of polemics, observations at the O. J. Simpson trial, and a relocating encomium to his hero, Jackie Robinson.

Goldberg's paintings has been praised by way of reviewers as "persuasive and accurate"(Margaret Mead); "coolly, tightly, even brilliantly reasoned" (Morton Kaplan); and "the most important . . . at the topic in many years" (Murray Rothbard). Readers who savor razor-sharp rigor and logical beauty should be richly rewarded via those essays on a number of the so much hotly contested problems with the social sciences.

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