Social Inquiry

Social Inquiry

  • Author: John Dewey
  • Publisher: Critical Quest
  • ISBN: 9789383657254
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Extract:

"The idea that 'the end justifies the means' is in as bad repute in moral theory as its adoption is a commonplace of political practice…

Evaluative judgments, judgments of better and worse about the means to be employed, material and procedural, are required….

In fine, fact-finding procedures are necessary for (1) determination of problems and for (2) provision of data that indicate and test hypotheses; while formulation of conceptual structures and frames of reference is necessary to guide observation in discriminating and ordering data...”


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