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Social Limits to Growth (Twentieth Century Fund Study) Paperback – November 24, 1999


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  • Series: Twentieth Century Fund Study
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (November 24, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583485996
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583485996
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,977,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...A valuable resource for all scientifically minded clinical psychologists as well as for all other scientific psychologists... the book provides excellent analyses of philosophy of science, the history of science, behavior genetics, descriptive psychopathology, and multivariate statistics ...Superb."-Scott Lilienfeld, Ph.D. Emory University "This volume does not just reproduce his good work, but it offers lots of extra 'goodies' like exercises, explanations, and the video."-David Rindskopf, Ph.D. Graduate Center, City University of New York --This text refers to the Digital edition.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William Leahy on May 3, 2014
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I just finished reading my $2 used hardback copy of this book. OK, so I don't have it on my Kindle (which piece of junk died recently anyhow) but 57 bucks? And I thought MY post-acid grip of reality was tenuous.
As FH writes: "the pursuit of private and essentialy individualistic goals by enterprises. consumers, and workers in their
market choices -- the distinctive capitalistic values that give the system its drive -- must be girded at key
points by a strict social morality which the system erodes rather than sustains."
Seeds of its own destruction, anyone? I didn't agree with everything here, especially FH's take on labor unions, but I don't require full agreement to learn something. And I'm obviously not an expert in the subject matter. Anything but.
But this is a tremendous book, diabolically dense in ideas despite its small size. Dated, but still usable, Social Limits is not popularized or dumbed-down. Buy a nice used HB and use the savings to buy something for someone.
Peace.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Aunt Turtle on June 17, 2013
Format: Paperback
Not having read this book myself, I want to point to the 17 June 2013 review written by Steven Hayward on www.powerline.com. I found it hard to believe his reference the $57.00 Kindle price, but, hey, it might be worth it.
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