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The Crisis of Democratic Theory

The Crisis of Democratic Theory

Scientific Naturalism and the Problem of Value

by Edward A. Purcell Jr.

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

344 pages, 5.75 x 8.75 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780813101415
  • Published: December 1973

$45.00

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Widely acclaimed for its originality and penetration, this award-winning study of American thought in the twentieth century examines the ways in which the spread of pragmatism and scientific naturalism affected developments in philosophy, social science, and law, and traces the effects of these developments on traditional assumptions of democratic theory.