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A New Science

The Breakdown of Connections and the Birth of Sociology

Bruce Mazlish

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ISBN: 978-0-271-02587-2

348 pages
6" × 9"
1993

A New Science

The Breakdown of Connections and the Birth of Sociology

Bruce Mazlish

“What makes this book stand out is the way in which Mazlish situates sociology in the broader context of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century social thought. This is the most interesting treatment I have read of how there came to be a felt need for sociology, of how a place was created in the intellectual firmament for this new science.”

 

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“What makes this book stand out is the way in which Mazlish situates sociology in the broader context of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century social thought. This is the most interesting treatment I have read of how there came to be a felt need for sociology, of how a place was created in the intellectual firmament for this new science.”
“Although numerous able interpreters have attempted syntheses of the sociological tradition, Mazlish is the first to search so boldly for its ultimate intentions. . . . Beginning students will find this a stimulating, wittily written introduction to the history of sociology.”
“An accessible, fascinating, erudite, and provocative tour de force with a memorable, even gripping, conclusion. It is a must for both college and general libraries.”

Bruce Mazlish is Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was awarded the Toynbee Prize for 1986–87. His books include The Fourth Discontinuity (1993), James and John Stuart Mill (1975), and The Western Intellectual Tradition, with J. Bronowski (1960).

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