All Fact is Beautiful Theory: The Romantic Philip Selznick
10(1) Issues in Legal Scholarship 63-70 (2012)
9 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2013 Last revised: 24 Feb 2013
Date Written: February 19, 2013
Properly understood, Philip Selznick is a chastened romantic of the Left and is mischaracterized as a man of the Right. To Marx, Selznick added insights derived from Freud and Dewey. He was committed to the moral primacy of facts and the conditions under which they realized values. Selznick's organicism is discussed and critiqued.
Keywords: Selznick, philosophical sociology, Krygier, pragmatic methods
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