- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

When one thing brings about something else.

Longer explanation

In philosophy, in the physical sciences, in the social sciences, and even in our day-to-day knowing, we search for cause. We want to know the reasons why -we want to know what makes us happy, what causes cancer, what's responsible for racist attitudes, and what ...

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