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A Khaldunian Perspective On The Dynamics Of Asiatic Societies, Syed Farid Alatas Jan 1993

A Khaldunian Perspective On The Dynamics Of Asiatic Societies, Syed Farid Alatas

farid alatas

During the last twenty years or so, scholars in the Third World began to become critical of what came to be known as the captive mind. The captive mind is uncritical and imitative in its approach to ideas and concepts from the West.' Discussions on the problem of mental captivity coincided with efforts to indigenous the social sciences in the post-war period when most of the Third World gained formal independence.


The Paradox Of Ideology, Justin Schwartz Jan 1993

The Paradox Of Ideology, Justin Schwartz

Justin Schwartz

A standard problem with the objectivity of social scientific theory in particular is that it is either self-referential, in which case it seems to undermine itself as ideology, or self-excepting, which seem pragmatically self-refuting. Using the example of Marx and his theory of ideology, I show how self-referential theories that include themselves in their scope of explanation can be objective. Ideology may be roughly defined as belief distorted by class interest. I show how Marx thought that natural science was informed by class interest but not therefore necessarily ideology. Capitalists have an interest in understanding the natural world (to a ...


Functional Explanation And Metaphysical Individualism, Justin Schwartz Jan 1993

Functional Explanation And Metaphysical Individualism, Justin Schwartz

Justin Schwartz

A number of (present or former) analytical Marxists, such as Jon Elster, have argued that functional explanation has almost no place in the social sciences. (Although the discussion is framed in terms of a debate among analytical Marxists, the point is quite general, and Marxism is used for illustrative purposes.) Functional explanation accounts for what is to be explained by reference to its function; thus, sighted organism have eyes because eyes enable them to see. Elster and other critics of functional explanation argue that this pattern of explanation is inconsistent with "methodological individualism," the idea, as they understand it, that ...


Unam, Espejo Del Mejor México Posible: La Universidad En El Contexto Educativo Nacional, Imanol Ordorika, Salvador Martínez Della Rocca Jan 1993

Unam, Espejo Del Mejor México Posible: La Universidad En El Contexto Educativo Nacional, Imanol Ordorika, Salvador Martínez Della Rocca

Imanol Ordorika

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An Analysis Of Perceived Competencies Of Sports For All Managers In Greece, Yanni D. Afthinos Jan 1993

An Analysis Of Perceived Competencies Of Sports For All Managers In Greece, Yanni D. Afthinos

Yanni D Afthinos

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Strategic Planning: Key Environment Indicators For Pennsylvania, Carole A. George Jan 1993

Strategic Planning: Key Environment Indicators For Pennsylvania, Carole A. George

Carole A. George

Now that the State Board of Education has adopted new regulations requiring all school districts to develop a strategic plan, it seems useful to describe the role of demographic information in that planning process. This Pennsylvania Educational Policy Studies (PEPS) report provides a rationale for considering information regarding key environmental factors in the district's strategic planning process. The factors considered include those representing the family environment, the community, and the possible competition from non-public schools. This paper also describes ways in which Pennsylvania's school districts vary with respect to these demographic factors, and how the latest version of ...