Human Sciences and Human Interests: Integrating the Social, Economic, and Evolutionary Sciences

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Abstract

Within the disciplines of social, economic, and evolutionary science, a proud ignorance can often be found of the other areas’ approaches. This text provides a novel intellectual basis for breaking this trend. Certainly, Human Sciences and Human Interests aspires to open a broad debate about what scholars in the different human sciences assume, imply or explicitly claim with regard to human interests.

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Mikael Klintman draws the reader to the core of human sciences - how they conceive human interests, as well as how interests embedded within each discipline relate to its claims and recommendations. Moreover, by comparing theories as well as concrete examples of research on health and environment through the lenses of social, economic and evolutionary sciences, Klintman outlines an integrative framework for how human interests could be better analysed across all human sciences.

This fast-paced and modern contribution to the field is a necessary tool for developing any human scientist’s ability to address multidimensional problems within a rapidly changing society. Avoiding dogmatic reasoning, this interdisciplinary text offers new insights and will be especially relevant to scholars and advanced students within the aforementioned disciplines, as well as those within the fields of social work, social policy, political science and other neighbouring disciplines.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
  • Sociology

Keywords

  • Human interests, preferences, happiness, equality, environment, health, cross-disciplinary, evolutionary science, sociology, economics
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages240
ISBN (Print)978-1138897984
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 16
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Sociology
PublisherRoutledge