Liberal Educators under Fire
by Theodore Brameld - 1937
THE SOCIAL scientist who wishes to use his techniques directly for the purpose of coping with major issues of American life faces an old but difficult dilemma. How can he, on the one hand, be scrupulously faithful to the complexities of the phenomena with which he deals and infer nothing which the facts do not definitely permit; and yet on the other hand, hope to discover a consistent solution without going beyond those factsówithout, in other words, committing the unscientific sins of devotion to, and over-simplification of, the solution he makes?
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