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Case studies of political opinions passed off as science and mathematics

Author: Serge Lang
Publisher: Providence, R.I. : American Mathematical Society, ©1990.
Series: AMS-MAA joint lecture series.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Serge Lang discusses his nationally publicized battle against what he sees is a misuse of mathematics by some social and political scientists to substantiate their academic research. He raises challenging questions about the standards that scholars set for themselves, their institutions and their colleagues.
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Genre/Form: Short films
Nonfiction films
Filmed lectures
Named Person: Samuel P Huntington
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Serge Lang
OCLC Number: 24025382
Notes: Invited lecture delivered before the AMS-MAA Summer Meeting held at Boulder, Colorado, August 1989.
Description: 1 videocassette (45 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. + notes.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: AMS-MAA joint lecture series.
Responsibility: Serge Lang.

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Serge Lang discusses his nationally publicized battle against what he sees is a misuse of mathematics by some social and political scientists to substantiate their academic research. He raises challenging questions about the standards that scholars set for themselves, their institutions and their colleagues.

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