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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The Good Life: Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness
The Good Life: Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away
The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do about It
The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket
The Resilience Project: Finding Happiness through Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness
The Burnout Generation
Bullshit Jobs: A Theory
Butler to the World: How Britain Helps the World's Worst People Launder Money, Commit Crimes, and Get Away with Anything
Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life
The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World
Slouching Towards Utopia: An Economic History of the Twentieth Century
Sapiens: A Graphic History, Volume 2 - The Pillars of Civilization
Outliers: The Story of Success
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
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
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow
The Power of Myth by Joseph CampbellThe Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph CampbellThe Man Without Qualities by Robert MusilThe Selfish Gene by Richard DawkinsThe Story of Philosophy by Will Durant
How we see the world
238 books — 179 voters
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Race in the Military
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Gay Liberation
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The Philosophy Book by Will BuckinghamThe Psychology Book by Nigel C. BensonThe History Book by R.G. GrantThe Literature Book by James CantonThe Economics Book by Niall Kishtainy
Big Ideas Simply Explained
32 books — 66 voters

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Staff Picks: Science
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