chapter  5
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The logic of the social sciences

I propose to begin my paper on the logic of the social sciences with two theses which express the contrast between our knowledge and our ignorance.

First thesis: We have a fair amount ofknowledge. Moreover, we know not only details of doubtful intellectual interest, but also, and more especially, things that are not only of considerable practical importance, but may, in addition, provide us with deep theoretical insight, and with a surprising understanding of the world. .