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By Mike Groves | Published: June 5, 2014
Academic English is its own language (for better or for worse), and literacy in it requires more than just being a dab hand with Google Translate.
By Social Science Bites | Published: November 1, 2012
Is the world getting less violent? It seems unlikely. But Steven Pinker has amassed empirical evidence to show that it is. In this interview with Nigel Warburton for the Social Science Bites podcast he explains some of the possible causes of this transformation.
By Social Science Bites | Published: May 1, 2012
“Everybody lives in a society...They want to know what it is they’re living in” An exploration of the nature of the social sciences. How do they differ from the physical sciences? What challenges do they face? What is their value?
By Social Science Space | Published: February 2, 2011
The commentator Nick Cohen argues in an article this week that many academics – specifically in social sciences and humanities – are unable to write clearly enough for their ideas to be understood. In ‘Academia plays into the hands of the right’, he contends that academics are ignored by the ‘ordinary world’ because of the ‘obscure theoretical’ terms they […]