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- DescriptionSet within the context of an era referred to as the age of science as well as the age of ideologies, this volume explores how the Soviet Union responded to the impacts and interactions of both science and ideology between 1917 and 1967. Non-specialists as well as experts are apt to disagree sharply about, or to be igrant of, the mutual relationship. But even if the system is defunct, the issues remain. This book divides its attention among four different fields of science: cybernetics, ecomics, philosophy, and sociology. The authors believe that the disciplines discuss revealing trends in Soviet science, in general, and its interaction with an established (though t immutable) ideology, in particular. The authors conducted a pioneering examination of the mutual influence of ideology and science and the problems and opportunities created for government by the new scientific revolution. Specifically, they hold that in the 1960s Soviet science (or at least the disciplines covered here) helped sustain the established system and its ideology rather than weaken them. This volume is of historical interest and provides insight into how one may explore the ways science and ideology interact.
- Author BiographyGeorge Fischer , author and editor of this volume, taught sociology at Columbia University. His books include Soviet Opposition to Stalin, Science and Politics, and American Research on Soviet Society . || Richard T. De George was awarded his Ph.D. at Yale and is distinguished professor in the department of philosophy at the University of Kansas. He has held Fulbright, Ford Foundation, and ACLS/SSRC fellowships, and he is the author of Patterns of Soviet Thought . | Loren R. Graham is professor emeritus of the history of science at MIT. He was awarded his Ph.D. in history at Columbia and is the author of The Soviet Academy of Sciences and the Communist Party, 1927-1932 . | Herbert S. Levine was professor emeritus of economics at the University of Pennsylvania and served as chairman of the University of Pennsylvania graduate group in economics, and as co-director of the Lauder Institute. His Harvard dissertation on the economic performance of the USSR won the prestigious David A. Wells Prie.
- Author(s)George Fischer,Herbert S. Levine,Loren R. Graham,Richard T. De George
- PublisherTransaction Publishers
- Date of Publication15/03/2012
- SubjectCurrent Affairs & Issues
- Place of PublicationSomerset, NJ
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTransaction Publishers
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight300 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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