Social Science

The social sciences are the fields of scholarship that study society. "Social science" is commonly used as an umbrella term to refer to a plurality of fields outside of the natural sciences. These include: anthropology, archaeology, business administration, criminology, economics, education, geography, linguistics, political science, sociology, international relations, communication, and, in some contexts, history, law, and psychology.
The term may be used, however, in the specific context of referring to the original science of society established in 19th century sociology. Émile Durkheim, Kar
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Schadenfreude: The Joy of Another's Misfortune
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution
American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment
How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People
Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms
Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business
Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America
The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump
Them: Why We Hate Each Other - and How to Heal
Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer
Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter
iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us

Popular Social Science Books

Outliers: The Story of Success
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1)
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
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Modern Romance
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

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Both [social science & science fiction] attempt to understand empirical facts and lived experience as something that is shaped by abstract - and not directly perceptible - structural forces.
Peter Frase, Four Futures: Life After Capitalism

Marshall McLuhan
A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.
Marshall McLuhan, The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man

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UNIVERSAL BIOPHYSICAL SYNTHESIS
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