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Nature and nurture in French social sciences, 1859-1914 and beyond

Staum, Martin S

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  • Creator Martin S. Staum
  • Format Books
  • Publication Montréal ; Ithaca [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2011.
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (xii, 261 pages) : illustrations
  • ISBNs 9780773585942, 077358594X, 1283531615, 9781283531610, 9780773538924, 0773538925
  • OCLC ocn808375345

Summary

  • Deals with the dilemmas of early French social scientists inclined to stress either heredity or environment, but forced to concede the influence of both.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-251) and index.

Contents

  • 1. Introduction to the Nature-Nuture Debate -- 2. The Ethnographers -- 3. The Anthropologists -- 4. Ribot and Psychological Heredity -- 5. Heredity and Milieu in the Revue philosophique -- 6. Alfred Binet: From Measuring Heads to Testing Intelligence -- 7. The Non-Durkeimian Sociologists -- 8. Reorientation of Institutions -- 9. Echoes in the Vichy Era -- 10. Conclusion