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NONTHEMATIC / Vol. 26, No. 4 (Winter 1959)

Norman F. Byers
Economic, Logical, and Mathematical Systems with Comment by Hans Neisser

In the discipline of economics the nature and the source of theory are not very generally understood--nor, by the same measure, are the roles of applied logic and mathematics. Economic theory, logical systems, and mathematical systems are again and again confused with one another in all their aspects--their natures, origins, and functions.

Katherine S. Van Eerde
Socialism in Western Europe at Mid-Century

In 1955, after the British Labour Party had suffered a surprising defeat at the hands of the Conservatives, and when the postwar surge of leftist strength seemed definitely to be ebbing, Eric Sevareid asked 'Is European Socialism Dead?' and answered with an affirmative only barely qualified."

Thomas Luckmann
Four Protestant Parishes in Germany—A Study in the Sociology of Religion

In the sociology of religion there is a gap between two different types of studies: on the one hand, the functional theories of religion, based primarily on ethnographic material, and large-scale institutional-historical investigations; and, on the other hand, the accumulation of descriptive-statistical material on the parochial level."

Albert Salomon
Tocqueville, 1959

It is indicative of the profound personality of Alexis de Tocqueville that he and his work have gained in stature and relevance since his death in 1859. In 1959 we remember Tocqueville as a philosopher of freedom and as a human being who established as image of human integrity in an age of revolution.

Hans Jonas
Alfred Schutz, 1899-1959 (Note)

To do justice to the work of Alfred Schutz the thinker and scholar is impossible in the scope of a brief homage, and well-nigh impossible in any one frame, for it stretches beyond the particular boundaries and in its many facets taxes the competence of experts in several fields.

Harry W. Laidler
Communism and Social Democracy (Note)

When G.D.H. Cole, Oxford University economist and distinguished Guild Socialist, visited the United States in 1958 for the first and last time, he expressed the hope that he would be able to carry his monumental work, A History of Socialist Thought, to the end of World War II.

Felicia Deyrup
Economic Planning in Underdeveloped Areas: Government and Business

Review of book by Edward S. Mason. New York: Fordham University Press. 1959. 87 pp.

Alexander Melamid
African Economic Development

Review of book by William A. Hance. New York: Harper. 1958. 307 pp.

Paul Neurath
Pilot Project India: The Story of Rural Development at Etawah, Uttar Pradesh

Review of book by Albert Mayer in collaboration with McKim Marriott and Richard L. Park, with foreword by Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant. Berkeley: U. of Cal. Press. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1958. 367 pp.

Solomon Barkin
As Unions Mature: An Analysis of the Evolution of American Unionism

Review of book by Richard A Lester. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1958. 171 pp.

Alvin Johnson
History of the Progressive Party: 1912-1916

Review of book by Helene Maxwell Hooker. New York: New York University Press. 1958. 305 pp.

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