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  1. Kate Rousmaniere, Kari Dehli & Ning De Coninck-Smith (eds.) (1997). Discipline, Moral Regulation, and Schooling: A Social History. Garland Pub..score: 168.0
    This collection of essays on the social history of disciplinary practices in education in North America, Northern Europe, and Colonial Bengal coverage upon an understanding that schools regulate the behavior of beliefs of students, teachers, and parents by enforcing certain disciplinary social norms.
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  2. Zhao Shiyu (2009). Chinese Society in the 19th Century From Multiple Time-Space Perspectives: Case Studies in Regional Social History. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 4 (3):323-339.score: 150.0
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  3. Daniel W. Rossides (1998). Social Theory: Its Origins, History, and Contemporary Relevance. General Hall.score: 144.0
    Social Theory: Its Origins, History, and Contemporary Relevance analyzes the tradition of social theory in terms of its origins and changes in kind of societies ...
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  4. Zenonas Norkus (2007). Troubles with Mechanisms: Problems of the 'Mechanistic Turn' in Historical Sociology and Social History. Journal of the Philosophy of History 1 (2):160-200.score: 126.0
    This paper discusses the prospect of the "new social history" guided by the recent work of Charles Tilly on the methodology of social and historical explanation. Tilly advocates explanation by mechanisms as the alternative to the covering law explanation. Tilly's proposals are considered to be the attempt to reshape the practices of social and historical explanation following the example set by the explanatory practices of molecular biology, neurobiology, and other recent "success stories" in the life sciences. (...)
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  5. David Kirk (2001). Schooling Bodies Through Physical Education: Insights From Social Epistemology and Curriculum History. Studies in Philosophy and Education 20 (6):475-487.score: 126.0
    Using mainly historical material fromAustralia, the paper seeks to understand earlyforms of school physical training, sport andmedical inspection as specialised means ofschooling bodies. The study adopts a socialepistemological perspective in seeking tounderstand the meaning-in-use of notions suchas physical training. It explores the socialconsequences of the practices carried out inthe name of physical training, particularly inrelation to shifts in the social regulation ofbodies over time from a mass, externalised, andcentralised form to a relatively moreindividualised, internalised and diffuse form.This focus on (...)
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  6. Peter Wagner (2001). A History and Theory of the Social Sciences: Not All That is Solid Melts Into Air. Sage.score: 126.0
    Divided into two parts this book examines the train of social theory from the 19th century, through to the `organization of modernity', in relation to ideas of social planning, and as contributors to the `rationalistic revolution' of the `golden age' of capitalism in the 1950s and 60s. Part two examines key concepts in the social sciences. It begins with some of the broadest concepts used by social scientists: choice, decision, action and institution and moves on to (...)
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  7. Albino Barrera (1999). The Evolution of Social Ethics: Using Economic History to Understand Economic Ethics. Journal of Religious Ethics 27 (2):285 - 304.score: 126.0
    In the development of Roman Catholic social thought from the teachings of the scholastics to the modern social encyclicals, changes in normative economics reflect the transformation of an economic terrain from its feudal roots to the modern industrial economy. The preeminence accorded by the modern market to the allocative over the distributive function of price broke the convenient convergence of commutative and distributive justice in scholastic just price theory. Furthermore, the loss of custom, law, and usage in defining (...)
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  8. Gordana Jovanović (2011). Toward a Social History of Qualitative Research. History of the Human Sciences 24 (2):1-27.score: 126.0
    There are plausible academic as well as social indicators that qualitative research has become an indispensable part of the methodological repertoire of the social sciences. Relying upon the tenets of the qualitative approach which require a priority of subject matter over method and a necessary socio-historical contextualization, I reconstruct some aspects of a social history that have shaped the quantitative—qualitative dichotomy and the quantitative imperative; these include modern individualism, monological rationality, manufacture operating on the grounds of (...)
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  9. Volker Peckhaus (1986). Case Studies Towards the Establishment of a Social History of Logic. History and Philosophy of Logic 7 (2):185-186.score: 126.0
    The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)is supporting a research project entitled ?Case studies towards the establishment of a social history of logic? with a grant, initially for two years. The project is being carried out by a team of five members under the direction of Professor Christian Thiel in the Institut für Philosophie and the Interdisziplinäres Institut für Wissenschaftstheorie und Wissenschaftsgeschichte (IIWW) of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.
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  10. Geoffrey Hawthorn (1991). Plausible Worlds: Possibility and Understanding in History and the Social Sciences. Cambridge University Press.score: 126.0
    Possibilities haunt history. The force of our explanations of events turns on the alternative possibilities those explanations suggest. It is these possible worlds that give us our understanding; and in human affairs, we decide them by practical rather than theoretical judgment. In this widely acclaimed account of the role of counterfactuals in explanation, Geoffrey Hawthorn deploys extended examples to defend his argument. His conclusions cast doubt on existing assumptions about the nature and place of theory, and indeed of the (...)
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  11. Chris Hurl (2011). Urine Trouble: A Social History of Bedwetting and its Regulation. History of the Human Sciences 24 (2):48-64.score: 126.0
    Bedwetting has confounded the presumed boundaries of the human body, existing in a fluid space, between the normal and pathological. Its treatment has demanded the application of a wide array of different technologies, each based on a distinct conception of the relationship between the body and personality, human organs and personal conduct. In tracing the social history of bedwetting and its regulation, this article examines the ontological assumptions underpinning the treatment of bedwetting and how they have changed over (...)
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  12. Filip M. Alexandrescu (2009). Not as Natural as It Seems: The Social History of the Environment in American Sociology. History of the Human Sciences 22 (5):47-80.score: 120.0
    This article argues against Catton and Dunlap’s claims that the natural environment has been ignored or downplayed in American sociology before the emergence of environmental sociology in the 1970s. By reviewing a collection of 86 sociology textbooks between 1894 and 1980, the article provides quantitative evidence regarding the scope and types of references to the natural environment in mainstream sociology. The bulk of the article is based on an interpretive-historical analysis of the different representations of the environment in the textbook (...)
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  13. Steven Shapin (1995). A Social History of Truth: Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England. University of Chicago Press.score: 120.0
    In A Social History of Truth, Shapin engages these universal questions through an elegant recreation of a crucial period in the history of early modern science: ...
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  14. Scott Gordon (1991). The History and Philosophy of Social Science. Routledge.score: 120.0
  15. Peter T. Manicas (1987). A History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Basil Blackwell.score: 120.0
     
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  16. Mason Richey (2008). What Can Philosophers Offer Social Scientists?; or The Frankfurt School and its Relevance to Social Science: From the History of Philosophical Sociology to an Examination of Issues in the Current EU. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 3 (6):63-72.score: 114.0
    This paper presents the history of the Frankfurt School’s inclusion of normative concerns in social science research programs during the period 1930-1955. After examining the relevant methodology, I present a model of how such a program could look today. I argue that such an approach is both valuable to contemporary social science programs and overlooked by current philosophers and social scientists.
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  17. Martin Kusch (1999). Psychological Knowledge: A Social History and Philosophy. Routledge.score: 108.0
    An introduction to the workings of constructivism, Psychological Knowledge is an insightful introduction to the history of psychology and the recent philosophy of mind.
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  18. Zenonas Norkus (2005). Mechanisms as Miracle Makers? The Rise and Inconsistencies of the "Mechanismic Approach" in Social Science and History. History and Theory 44 (3):348–372.score: 108.0
    In the increasing body of metatheoretical literature on "causal mechanisms," definitions of "mechanism" proliferate, and these increasingly divergent definitions reproduce older theoretical and methodological oppositions. The reason for this proliferation is the incompatibility of the various metatheoretical expectations directed to them: (1) to serve as an alternative to the scientific theory of individual behavior (for some social theorists, most notably Jon Elster); (2) to provide solutions for causal inference problems in the quantitative social sciences, in social (...), and in the (3) qualitative research context; and (4) to serve as an alternative for narratives (Charles Tilly). Mechanisms can do (1) only as under-specified law-like regularities, deliver (2) as robust generative processes represented by models, and accomplish (3) as fragile generative processes (stories), but these are not all compatible. (edited). (shrink)
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  19. Altug Yalcintas (2011). A Review Essay on David Laibman's Deep History: A Study in Social Evolution and Human Potential. Journal of Philosophical Economics 5 (1):168-182.score: 108.0
    The frequency of historical materialist explanations in evolutionary social sciences is very low even though historical materialism and evolutionism have great many shared aims towards explaining the long term social change. David Laibman in his Deep History (2007) picks up some of the standard questions of evolutionary social theory and aims at advancing the conception of historical materialism so as to develop a Marxist theory of history from an evolutionary point of view. The contribution of (...)
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  20. Brian Epstein (2010). History and the Critique of Social Concepts. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 40 (1):3-29.score: 102.0
    Many theorists have regarded genealogy as an important technique for social criticism. But it has been unclear how genealogy can go beyond the accomplishments of other, more mundane, critical methods. I propose a new approach to understanding the critical potential of history. I argue that theorists have been misled by the assumption that if a claim is deserving of criticism, it is because the claim is false. Turning to the criticism of concepts rather than criticism of claims, I (...)
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  21. Jeroen van Bouwel & Erik Weber (2008). A Pragmatist Defense of Non-Relativistic Explanatory Pluralism in History and Social Science. History and Theory 47 (2):168–182.score: 102.0
    Explanatory pluralism has been defended by several philosophers of history and social science, recently, for example, by Tor Egil Førland in this journal. In this article, we provide a better argument for explanatory pluralism, based on the pragmatist idea of epistemic interests. Second, we show that there are three quite different senses in which one can be an explanatory pluralist: one can be a pluralist about questions, a pluralist about answers to questions, and a pluralist about both. We (...)
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  22. Peter Burke (2012). A Social History of Knowledge. Polity.score: 102.0
    Gathering knowledges -- Analysing knowledges -- Disseminating knowledges -- Employing knowledges -- Losing knowledges -- Dividing knowledges -- Geographies of knowledge -- Sociologies of knowledge -- Chronologies of knowledge.
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  23. Mark Day (2004). Explanatory Exclusion History and Social Science. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 34 (1):20-37.score: 102.0
    Judgments of explanatory exclusion are a necessary part of the explanatory practice of any historian or social scientist. In this article, the author argues that all explanatory exclusion results from mutual explanatory incompatibility of some sort. Different types of exclusion arise primarily as a result of the different elements composing "an explanation." Of most philosophical interest are judgments of explanatory exclusion resulting from the incompatibility of explanatory relevance claims. The author demonstrates that an ontic theory of explanation is necessary (...)
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  24. Arthur Marwick (2004/2007). It: A History of Human Beauty. Hambledon and London.score: 102.0
    Physical attractiveness has always had a large effect on personal success, social standing, and behavior. In It , Arthur Marwick observes beauty as a possessed quality as important to ones fate as intelligence, strength, wealth, education, or family. From royal mistresses and ancient queens to modern film stars and politicians, Marwick looks at the potent influence appearance has had on history and human fate.
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  25. Peter Burke (2007). A Social History of Knowledge Revisited. Modern Intellectual History 4 (3):521-535.score: 102.0
    In contributing to this symposium on book history, I was asked to reflect on my ASocialHistoryofKnowledge (hereafter SHK), which was published in 2000, describing how I came to write it and what has happened to the field since, and considering the question of whether I might write my essay differently if I were beginning it today. Following this, I shall devote the remainder of the article to a sketch for a future project on the history of knowledge.
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  26. Theodore M. Porter & Dorothy Ross (2003). The Cambridge History of Science: The Modern Social Sciences. History of Science 7.score: 102.0
    Forty-two essays by authors from five continents and many disciplines provide a synthetic account of the history of the social sciences-including behavioral and economic sciences since the late eighteenth century. The authors emphasize the cultural and intellectual preconditions of social science, and its contested but important role in the history of the modern world. While there are many historical books on particular disciplines, there are very few about the social sciences generally, and none that deal (...)
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  27. Geoff Kennedy (2011). Citizens to Lords: A Social History of Western Political Thought From Antiquity to the Middle Ages. Historical Materialism 19 (1):304-318.score: 102.0
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  28. Mark Knights (2010). Towards a Social and Cultural History of Keywords and Concepts by the Early Modern Research Group. History of Political Thought 31 (3):427-448.score: 102.0
    This article considers different ways in which keywords and concepts have been, and might be, explored. It summarizes the methodological discussions of a project to analyse 'commonwealth' in the period 1450-1800. 'Commonwealth' was a part of a conceptual field of terms to do with the public good and thus serves as a case study for wider problems of approaching such keywords through a collaboration across disciplines and reflects the importance of recent attempts to provide social and literary contexts for (...)
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  29. Yasu Furukawa (2011). Ke Xue de She Hui Shi: Cong Wen Yi Fu Xing Dao 20 Shi Ji = a Social History of Science: From the Renaissance to the 20th Century. [REVIEW] Ke Xue Chu Ban She.score: 102.0
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  30. James Farr (2004). Social Capital: A Conceptual History. Political Theory 32 (1):6-33.score: 96.0
    Taking its departure from current debates over social capital, this article presents new textual findings in a backward-revealing conceptual history. In particular, it analyzes the texts and contexts of Lyda J. Hanifan who was rediscovered by Robert Putnam as having (allegedly first) used the term; it offers discoveries of earlier uses of the term and concept-most notably by John Dewey-thereby introducing critical pragmatism as another tradition of social capital; and it recovers features of the critique of political (...)
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  31. Steve Fuller (2012). Why Does History Matter to the Science Studies Disciplines? A Case for Giving the Past Back Its Future. Journal of the Philosophy of History 5 (3):562-585.score: 96.0
    Abstract Science and technology studies (STS) has perhaps provided the most ambitious set of challenges to the boundary separating history and philosophy of science since the 19th century idealists and positivists. STS is normally associated with `social constructivism', which when applied to history of science highlights the malleability of the modal structure of reality. Specifically, changes to what is (e.g. by the addition or removal of ideas or things) implies changes to what has been, can be and (...)
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  32. Peter Homans (1989). The Ability to Mourn: Disillusionment and the Social Origins of Psychoanalysis. University of Chicago Press.score: 96.0
    Peter Homans offers a new understanding of the origins of psychoanalysis and relates the psychoanalytic project as a whole to the sweep of Western culture, past and present. He argues that Freud's fundamental goal was the interpretation of culture and that, therefore, psychoanalysis is fundamentally a humanistic social science. To establish this claim, Homans looks back at Freud's self-analysis in light of the crucial years from 1906 to 1914 when the psychoanalytic movement was formed and shows how these experiences (...)
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  33. Valentín A. Bazhanov (2008). Social Milieu and Evolution of Logic, Epistemology, and the History of Science: The Case of Marxism. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 96 (1):157-169.score: 96.0
    The impact of social factors upon the philosophical investigations in a broad sense is quite evident. Nevertheless their impact upon epistemology as a branch of philosophy, logic, and history of science as fields of research with noticeable philosophical content is not evident enough. We are keen to claim that this impact exists within some limits, although it is not so overtly evident. Moreover in the case of Marxism it is of a paradoxical nature. Marxism always puts the accent (...)
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  34. Mark V. Barrow Jr (1997). David Elliston Allen, The Naturalist in Britain: A Social History. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 30 (3):493-494.score: 96.0
  35. Michael D. Kennedy (2004). Evolution and Event in History and Social Change: Gerhard Lenski's Critical Theory. Sociological Theory 22 (2):315-327.score: 96.0
    Authors have contrasted social change and history many times, especially in terms of the significance of the event in accounting for the broadest contours of human societies' evolution. After recasting Gerhard Lenski's ecological-evolutionary theory in a critical fashion, by emphasizing its engagement with alternativity and by introducing a different approach to structure, I reconsider the salience of the event in the developmentalist project and suggest that ecological-evolutionary theory can be quite helpful in posing new questions about an eventful (...)
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  36. Rolf Gruner (1967). Understanding in the Social Sciences and History. Inquiry 10 (1-4):151 – 163.score: 96.0
    Understanding in its widest sense is the aim of all rational knowledge. A distinction can be made between interpretation (leading to the understanding of meanings) and explanation (leading to the understanding of facts). The view that in the social sciences facts and meanings are the same is criticized. In respect of the specific understanding of human and social facts empathetic and rational understanding are distinguished and some of the difficulties pointed out inherent in both, in particular with regard (...)
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  37. Mark V. Flinn, Michael P. Muehlenbein & Davide Ponzi (2009). Evolution of Neuroendocrine Mechanisms Linking Attachment and Life History: The Social Neuroendocrinology of Middle Childhood. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (1):27-28.score: 96.0
    An extended period of childhood and juvenility is a distinctive aspect of human life history. This stage appears to be important for learning cultural, social, and ecological skills that help prepare the child for the adult socio-competitive environment. The unusual pattern of adrenarche in humans (and chimpanzees) may facilitate adaptive modification of the neurobiological mechanisms that underpin reproductive strategies. Longitudinal monitoring of DHEA/S in naturalistic context could provide important new insights into these aspects of child development.
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  38. Bruce Maxwell (2008). Justifying Educational Acquaintance with the Moral Horrors of History on Psycho-Social Grounds: 'Facing History and Ourselves' in Critical Perspective. Ethics and Education 3 (1):75-85.score: 96.0
    This paper challenges a pervasive curricular justification for educationally acquainting young people with stories of genocide and other moral horrors from history. According to this justification, doing so favours the development of psycho-social soft skills connected with interpersonal awareness and the establishment and maintenance of positive relationships. It is argued that this justification not only renders the specific historical content incidental to the development of these skills. The educational intention of promoting such psycho-social soft skills by way (...)
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  39. A. S. Balmer (2013). Book Review: The Truth Machine: A Social History of the Lie Detector. [REVIEW] History of the Human Sciences 26 (5):155-161.score: 96.0
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  40. Henrika Kuklick (2011). Stuart Macintyre, The Poor Relation. A History of Social Sciences in Australia. Minerva 49 (3):355-358.score: 96.0
    Stuart Macintyre, The Poor Relation. A History of Social Sciences in Australia Content Type Journal Article Category Book Review Pages 355-358 DOI 10.1007/s11024-011-9173-3 Authors Henrika Kuklick, History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, 303 Cohen Hall, 249 South 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304, USA Journal Minerva Online ISSN 1573-1871 Print ISSN 0026-4695 Journal Volume Volume 49 Journal Issue Volume 49, Number 3.
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  41. Christopher Lloyd (forthcoming). The Methodologies of Social History: A Critical Survey and Defense of Structurism. History and Theory.score: 96.0
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  42. D. S. Patelis (2008). Social Philosophy and the Logic of History. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 50:571-577.score: 96.0
    Different conceptions of social philosophy were divided and polarized in different variants: from biological reductionism (the attempt to explain social phenomena in terms of biology) to sociocentrism. The approach V. A. Vazulin’s conception of “The Logic of History” makes it possible to concretize the dialectic of the natural (including the biological) and the social. The creative development of the method of scientific investigation made it possible to reveal the inner systematic interconnection of laws and categories of (...)
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  43. Mark V. Barrow Jr (2005). Book Reviews: Stephen Moss, A Bird in the Bush: A Social History of Birdwatching (London: Aurum Press, 2004), 375 Pp., Illus, £16.99. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 38 (2):392-392.score: 96.0
  44. The Editor (1978). The Foundations of Modern Society in the Middle Ages. A German Social History of the Middle Ages. Philosophy and History 11 (1):62-63.score: 96.0
  45. Michael Carrithers (1985). An Alternative Social History of the Self. In Michael Carrithers, Steven Collins & Steven Lukes (eds.), The Category of the Person: Anthropology, Philosophy, History. Cambridge University Press. 234--256.score: 96.0
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  46. Alberto Caracciolo & Nicoletta Day (forthcoming). Between Tradition and Innovation: Italian Studies in Modern Social History. Social Research.score: 96.0
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  47. Konrad Fuchs (1975). An Economic History of Austria in the Context of European Social History. Philosophy and History 8 (2):299-300.score: 96.0
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  48. Karl Heinrich Kaufhold (1986). Studies in the Economic and Social History of Silesia. Philosophy and History 19 (2):158-158.score: 96.0
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  49. Aloysius Martinich (1996). A Social History of Truth: Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 34 (1):145-146.score: 96.0
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  50. Yang Nianqun (2011). Middle-Range Theory and the Rise of the New Social History. Chinese Studies in History 45 (2):111-154.score: 96.0
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