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The Moral Case for the Social Sciences

  • Karl Spracklen

Abstract

Spracklen sets out three moral cases for the social sciences: they are good because they are rational inquiries; they are good because they help fourishing; and, most importantly, they are good because they show humans how to resist inequality. Spracklen makes the case that the ability to see the world through a critical lens is the necessary moral and social good that this critical sociology gives to the social sciences, and through the social sciences to the wider world. The social sciences are necessary and a moral and social good if humans are to live a freely communicative and moral life in a world dominated by hegemonic power, whether that power is built into belief systems, gender orders, popular culture, social classes or political constitutions.

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© Karl Spracklen 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Spracklen
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  1. 1.Leeds Beckett UniversityUK

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