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Ward, Lester F. (Lester Frank) 1841-1913

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Works: 452 works in 1,170 publications in 6 languages and 13,214 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Honoree, Correspondent
Classifications: HM51, 301
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Dynamic sociology, or, Applied social science : as based upon statical sociology and the less complex sciences by Lester F Ward( Book )

86 editions published between 1883 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines topics in dynamic sociology--also known as applied social science. Specific topics discussed in this book include the following: Adaptation: reciprocal relations of man and the universe; Utility: happiness the ultimate end of conation; Progress: primary means to happiness, or first proximate end of conation; Action: direct means to progress, or second proximate end of conation; Opinion: direct means to progressive action, or third proximate end of conation; Knowledge: immediate data of ideas, or fourth proximate end of conation; and Education: direct means to knowledge, fifth and last proximate end, and initial means to the ultimate end of conation." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Lester Ward and the welfare state by Lester F Ward( Book )

12 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychic factors of civilization by Lester F Ward( Book )

34 editions published between 1893 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The object of the present work is to determine the precise role that mind plays in social phenomena. In the preface to the former volume I enumerated five of the comprehensive principles embodied in it to which attention had not previously been specially directed. Three of these related to the domain of mind. As I am still, so far as I am aware, alone in insisting upon the reality and importance of these principles, I will repeat them here: (1) The theory of the Social Forces, and the fundamental antithesis which they imply between Feeling and Function; (2) The contrast between these true Social Forces and the guiding influence of the Intellect, embodying the application of the Indirect Method of Conation and the essential nature of Invention, of Art, and of Dynamic Action and (3) The superiority of Artificial, or Teleological, Processes over Natural, or Genetic, Processes"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Pure sociology; a treatise on the origin and spontaneous development of society by Lester F Ward( Book )

56 editions published between 1903 and 2015 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applied sociology : a treatise on the conscious improvement of society by society by Lester F Ward( Book )

41 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work and its predecessor, Pure Sociology, constitute together a system of sociology, and these, with Dynamic Sociology, The Psychic Factors of Civilization, and the Outlines of Sociology, make up a more comprehensive system of social philosophy. Should any reader acquaint himself with the whole, he will find it not only consistent with itself, but progressive in the sense that each successive volume carries the subject a step farther with a minimum of repetition or duplicate treatment. The central thought is that of a true science of society, capable, in the measure that it approaches completeness, of being turned to the profit of mankind. If there is one respect in which it differs more than in others from rival systems of philosophy it is in its practical character of never losing sight of the end or purpose, nor of the possibilities of conscious effort. It is a reaction against the philosophy of despair that has come to dominate even the most enlightened scientific thought. It aims to point out a remedy for the general paralysis that is creeping over the world, and which a too narrow conception of the law of cosmic evolution serves rather to increase than to diminish. It proclaims the efficacy of effort, provided it is guided by intelligence. It would remove the embargo laid upon human activity by a false interpretation of scientific determinism, and, without having recourse to the equally false conception of a power to will, it insists upon the power to act. - Preface
Lester Frank Ward by Lester F Ward( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Types of the Laramie flora by Lester F Ward( )

2 editions published in 1887 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of sociology by Lester F Ward( Book )

35 editions published between 1897 and 2012 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A text-book of sociology by James Quayle Dealey( )

21 editions published between 1905 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work is the outcome of a demand for a short text-book that would contain in essence a clear and concise statement of the field of sociology, its scientific basis, its principles as far as these are at present known, and its purposes. In the preparation of this book emphasis has been placed on three points: first, on the social forces as the dynamic agent working unconsciously toward natural individual ends and consciously toward collective achievement under the direction of the intellect; second, on the importance of material achievement as the basis of psychical development, and on the necessity of systematic general instruction in the fundamental principles of knowledge as a basis for right social life; and third, on the arrangement of the material so as to facilitate its use for purposes of reading clubs and classes. The work is based fundamentally on Pure sociology, but is in no respect a mere condensation of it. Using the material of this larger and more complete work as a basis, and supplementing it by numerous references to Dr. Ward's other sociological writings, an attempt has been made to prepare a sort of handbook containing in epitome the essential elements of a system of sociology"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Class and American sociology : from Ward to Ross by Charles Hunt Page( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pure sociology by Lester F Ward( Book )

9 editions published between 1911 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dynamic sociology; or, Applied social science, as based upon statical sociology and the less complex sciences by Lester F Ward( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The era of teleological or artificial progress has not yet begun. It may never begin, but, until it does so, society is as liable to succumb to an adverse wave of reaction, and suffer extinction, as is any race or species of animals or plants; and we know that this is constantly occurring. To overcome these manifold hindrances to human progress, to check this enormous waste of resources, to calm these rhythmic billows of hyper-action and reaction, to secure the rational adaptation of means to remote ends, to prevent the natural forces from clashing with the human feelings, to make the current of physical phenomena flow in the channels of human advantage -- these are some of the tasks which belong to the great art which forms the final or active department of the science of society -- this, in brief, is dynamic sociology. - Introduction
Synopsis of the flora of the Laramie group by Lester F Ward( )

10 editions published between 1885 and 2015 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dynamic sociology by Lester F Ward( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exemption of women from labor by Lester F Ward( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to the flora of Washington and vicinity by Lester F Ward( Book )

6 editions published in 1881 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this work was to furnish to botanists exploring the locality [of Washington, D.C.] and as an aid to beginners in practical botany. The extent of territory which has of late years been tacitly recognized by botanists here as constituting the area of what has been called "Flora Columbiana" is limited on the north by the Great Falls of the Potomac, and on the south by the Mount Vernon Estate, in Virginia, and Marshall Hall, just opposite this on the Marlyland side of the river, while it may reach back from the river as far as the divide to the east, where the waters fall into the Chesapeake Bay, and as far west as the foot of the Blue Ridge, so as not to embrace any of the peculiarly mountain forms
Status of the Mesozoic floras of the United States by Lester F Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The substance of the sociology of Lester F. Ward by Lester F Ward( Book )

3 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reine Soziologie : eine Abhandlung über den Ursprung und die spontane Entwicklung der Gesellschaft by Lester F Ward( Book )

13 editions published between 1907 and 1909 in German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on the petrified forests of Arizona by Lester F Ward( Book )

2 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Pure sociology; a treatise on the origin and spontaneous development of society
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The psychic factors of civilizationPure sociology; a treatise on the origin and spontaneous development of societyOutlines of sociology
Alternative Names
Lester Frank Ward Amerikaans geoloog (1841-1913)

Lester Frank Ward amerikansk geolog

Lester Frank Ward sociòleg estatunidenc

Lester Frank Ward sociolog american

Lester Frank Ward sociólogo estadounidense

Lester Frank Ward sociologue américain

Lester Frank Ward US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Uord, Lester.

Uord, Lester 1841-1913

Ward, L. F.

Ward, L. F. 1841-1913

Ward, L. F. (Lester Frank), 1841-1913

Ward Lester F.

Ward, Lester F. 1841-1913

Ward, Lester F. (Lester Frank), 1841-1913

Ward, Lester Frank

Ward, Lester Frank 1841-1913

Лестер Уорд американский социолог

Лестер Франк Вард

Лестер Френк Ворд

Уорд Л.

Уорд Лестер

Уорд, Лестер 1841-1913

Уорд Лестер Франк

لستر فرانک وارد زمین‌شناس آمریکایی

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