Interest (Concepts in the Social Sciences)

Interest (Concepts in the Social Sciences)

Richard Swedberg


one of many important questions in social technological know-how is 'Why do humans behave as they do?' a typical social medical solution is, 'because in their interests'. regardless of the significance of the idea that of curiosity for the social sciences, it's been unusually little mentioned, and lots of facets of its common historical past and plenty of makes use of are mostly unknown. during this publication, Richard Swedberg makes an attempt to treatment this case via an simply obtainable creation to the subject, beginning with a background of the idea that covers the beginning of the observe and its early use in philosophy, political technology, literature and daily language. He then pioneers an research of the emergence of curiosity as a sociological inspiration throughout the nineteenth century. Arguing that economists have diminished the idea that of curiosity to that of financial curiosity, he emphasizes that sociologists, against this, have tried to enhance a versatile and social idea of curiosity. relocating directly to a dialogue of the modern use of the idea that of curiosity in economics, sociology and political technology, the ebook concludes with a dialogue of the potential for the concept that of curiosity as a coverage instrument.

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