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Kaplan, Abraham 1918-1993

Works: 71 works in 344 publications in 7 languages and 7,200 library holdings
Genres: Manuscripts  Songs and music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: H61, 301.018
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Abraham Kaplan
The conduct of inquiry : methodology for behavioral science by Abraham Kaplan( Book )

67 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In arguably the finest text ever written in the philosophy of social science, Abraham Kaplan emphasizes what unites the behavioral sciences more than what distinguishes them from one another. Kaplan avoids the bitter disputes among people doing methodology, claiming instead that what is important are those qualities intrinsic to the overall aspirations of the social sciences. He deals with special problems of various disciplines only so far as may be helpful in clarifying the general method of inquiry. The Conduct of Inquiry is a systematic, rounded, and wide-ranging inquiry into behavioral science. Kaplan is guided by the experience of sciences with longer histories, but he is bound neither to their problems nor to their solutions. Instead, he addresses the methodology of behavioral science in the broad sense of both method and science. The work is not a formal exercise in the philosophy of science but rather a critical and constructive assessment of the developing standards and strategies of contemporary social inquiry. He emphasizes the tasks, achievements, limitations, and dilemmas of the newer disciplines. Philosophers of science usually choose to write about the most fully developed sciences because problems are clearer there. The result is ordinarily of little benefit to the behavioral scientist, whose task is clarification of method; here the precedents and analogies of physical science are obscure or inappropriate. The Conduct of Inquiry goes a long way in drawing upon the strengths of social research insights without simplifying the common concerns of the scientific enterprise as a whole. As Leonard Broom noted when the book initially appeared: "Kaplan fills a gap and does so with admirable clarity and often engaging wit. It lacks pomposity, pedantry, and pretension, and it is bound to make an impact on the teaching of and, with luck, research in the behavioral sciences.""--Provided by publisher
Power and society : a framework for political inquiry by Harold D Lasswell( Book )

82 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, Harold D. Lasswell collaborates with a brilliant young philosopher, Abraham Kaplan, to formulate basic theoretical concepts and hypotheses of political science, providing a framework for further inquiry into the political process. This is a classic book of political theory written by two of the most influential social scientists of the twentieth century. The authors find their subject matter in interpersonal relations, not abstract institutions or organizations, and their analysis of power is related to human values. They argue that revolution is apart of the political process, and ideology has a role in political affairs. The importance of class, both as social fact and social symbol, is reflected in their detailed analysis, and emphasis on merit rather than rank, skill rather than status, as keystones of democratic rule. The authors note that power is only one of the values and instruments manifested in interpersonal relations; it cannot be understood in abstraction from other values. Lasswell and Kaplan call for the replacement of "power politics," both in theory and in practice, by a conception in which attention is focused on the human consequences of power as the major concern of both political thought and political action
The new world of philosophy by Abraham Kaplan( Book )

30 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individuality and the new society by Abraham Kaplan( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers from a conference held at Reed College
American ethics and public policy by Abraham Kaplan( Book )

17 editions published between 1958 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"GB99.""Originally published in The American style: essays in value and performance, edited by Elting Morison." Includes bibliography
In pursuit of wisdom : the scope of philosophy by Abraham Kaplan( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love ... and death; talks on contemporary and perennial themes by Abraham Kaplan( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational television should have one resource that is not always available to commercial television- thoughtful, articulate people. Unfortunately, many American professors are thoughtful but not articulate and even more are articulate but not thoughtful. Abraham Kaplan is a delightful combination of both, and the television series "The World of Abraham Kaplan" was one of the most sparkling, stimulating, and personal series we have ever produced. Now, with the publication of Love ... and Death: Talks on Contemporary and Perennial Themes the reader can quite literally hold Professor Kaplan in his lap and ponder, agree, disagree. And there is much to ponder: Love, Women, Religion, Morals, Technology, Free Speech, Unreason, Loneliness, Mental Health, Aging, and Death
Freedom and terror : reason and unreason in politics by Abraham Kaplan( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines reason and unreason in the legal and political responses to terrorism. Terrorism is often perceived as sheer madness, unreasonable use of extreme violence and senseless, futile political action. These assertions are challenged by this book. Combining traditional " thought (by Kaplan) on reason and unreason in terrorism with empirical explorations of post-modern terrorism and its use of communication platforms (by Weimann) the work uses interdisciplinary and cross disciplinary dimensions to provide a multidimensional picture of critical issues in current politics and a deeper examination of their implications than previously available. The book looks at various aspects of modern politics, from terrorism to protest, from decision-making to political discourse, applying the perspective of philosophical thought. To do so, political issues and actions are examined by using concepts such as reason, emotions, madness, magic, morality, absolutism, extremism, psychopathology, rationality and others. The analysis is rooted in theories and concepts derived from history, philosophy, religion, art, sociology, psychology, and political science. This book, which was mostly written by the late Abraham Kaplan, an American philosopher, and edited and updated by Gabriel Weimann, will be of much interest to students of political violence/terrorism, philosophy, war and conflict studies and political science in general
Power and society : a framework for political inquiry by Harold D Lasswell( )

10 editions published between 1950 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Potere e società : uno schema concettuale per la ricerca politica by Harold D Lasswell( Book )

3 editions published between 1969 and 1997 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quan li yu she hui : yi xiang zheng zhi yan jiu de kuang jia by Harold D Lasswell( Book )

10 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The counter-terrorism puzzle : a guide for decision makers by Boaz Ganor( )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The expansion and escalation of global terrorism has left populations across the world and decision-makers responsible for contending with it unprepared. This book, now in paperback, is the first attempt of its kind to create a manual of counter-terrorism measures on all the relevant operational levels. The author's main purpose is to give decision-makers the tools to make rational and effective decisions in both preventing and countering terrorism. The need to contend with terrorism can be found in almost every sphere of life: security, prevention and suppression of terrorism, legal and ethical dilemmas regarding democratic issues, such as the individual's human rights, intelligence interrogations, the right of the public to know, as well as coping with social, psychological, and media-related issues."--Provided by publisher
Individuality and the new society( Book )

2 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gao ji guan li kuai ji by Abraham Kaplan( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in Chinese and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu nei rong bao kuo : li jie cheng ben xing tai ; duan qi yu suan, zi yuan pei zhi yu sheng chan neng li cheng ben ; jiang zi yuan cheng ben fen pei dao sheng chan cheng ben zhong xin ; zuo ye cheng ben fa ; zuo ye cheng ben guan li ; yi cheng ben wei ji chu jin xing jue ce ; fen quan jing ying ; ping heng ji fen ka : ji liang ye wu dan wei quan mian ye ji deng
The later works, 1925-1953 by John Dewey( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Dewey, the later works, 1925-1953 : volume 10 : 1934 by John Dewey( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power and society : a framework for political inquiry by Harold D Lasswell( Book )

3 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the strategy of social planning. A report submitted to the Social Planning Group of the Planning Board of Puerto Rico, September 10, 1958 by Abraham Kaplan( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wu zheng fu shi dai de lai lin by Abraham Kaplan( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jie dou liao ming tian de she hui jiang ru he cong jin tian yan bian er lai? zi yuan kui fa, fan zui, ren kou guo sheng, ji bing, zong jiao wen hua chong tu deng deng, shi ru he cui hui xian you she hui jie gou de? min zhu shi fou shi suo you guo jia, di yu de bi ran jiu shu? wei lai de zheng fu he she hui zu zhi xing shi, quan li fen pei hui ru he yan jin? deng nei rong
The later works, 1925-1953 by John Dewey( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Abraham Kaplan American philosopher

Abraham Kaplan chef de chœur

Abraham Kaplan filósofo estadounidense

Kaplan, A. 1918-1993

Kaplan, Abraham, 1918-

Kaplan, Abraham D.

Kapulan 1918-1993

Kʻapʻŭllan, A. 1918-1993

Абрахам Каплан

아브라함, 캐플런 1918-1993

카플란, A. 1918-1993

카플란, 아브라함 1918-1993

캐플런, 에이브러햄 1918-1993


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