Editor’s Introduction: Science, Politics and the Fullness of Truth

Editor’s Introduction: Science, Politics and the Fullness of Truth Am Soc (2018) 49:149–157 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12108-018-9377-1 Editor’s Introduction: Science, Politics and the Fullness of Truth Lawrence T. Nichols Published online: 23 May 2018 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 In this issue we present a broad range of articles, including some that are historical and some that deal with current issues and controversies. We begin with Andrew Abbot’s essay on BVarieties of Normative Inquiry: Moral Alternatives to Politicization in Sociology^ in which the author examines Bways of relating the normative side of sociology to its empirical side.^ After critiquing the weaknesses of two currently prevalent approaches, called monism and dualism, Abbott advocates the creation of a new Bnormative subdiscipline^ that combines what are termed the canonical and legalist positions. Readers knowledgeable about the discipline’s history in the United States will likely discern important continuities between Abbott’s proposal and the theory and practice of Chicago sociology in both its classic and Bsecond Chicago school^ embodiments. The following two articles provide historical analyses that challenge widely accepted views. Matthew Hughey and Devon Gross systematically examine the content of professional discourse in several academic fields regarding the relationship between W. E. B. DuBois and Max Weber. Their research identifies specific http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Sociologist Springer Journals

Editor’s Introduction: Science, Politics and the Fullness of Truth

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Social Sciences; Sociology, general; Social Sciences, general
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0003-1232
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1936-4784
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10.1007/s12108-018-9377-1
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Am Soc (2018) 49:149–157 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12108-018-9377-1 Editor’s Introduction: Science, Politics and the Fullness of Truth Lawrence T. Nichols Published online: 23 May 2018 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 In this issue we present a broad range of articles, including some that are historical and some that deal with current issues and controversies. We begin with Andrew Abbot’s essay on BVarieties of Normative Inquiry: Moral Alternatives to Politicization in Sociology^ in which the author examines Bways of relating the normative side of sociology to its empirical side.^ After critiquing the weaknesses of two currently prevalent approaches, called monism and dualism, Abbott advocates the creation of a new Bnormative subdiscipline^ that combines what are termed the canonical and legalist positions. Readers knowledgeable about the discipline’s history in the United States will likely discern important continuities between Abbott’s proposal and the theory and practice of Chicago sociology in both its classic and Bsecond Chicago school^ embodiments. The following two articles provide historical analyses that challenge widely accepted views. Matthew Hughey and Devon Gross systematically examine the content of professional discourse in several academic fields regarding the relationship between W. E. B. DuBois and Max Weber. Their research identifies specific

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Published: May 23, 2018

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