Logical Analysis of Social Questions
Professor Emeritus, City College, City University of New York
Why Men Rule,
1993, (Updated edition of The Inevitability of Patriarchy, 1973)
When Wish Replaces Thought
Fads and Fallacies in The Social Sciences
(2015) A fun book
Solved the historic “pickpocket ‘paradox’” of the death penalty debate.
(Ethics, 1974, October. Updated
in Today’s Moral Problems (New York, Macmillan, 1979).
“In arguments about gender, race, equality, and the rest of the hot-button
issues, almost everyone shouts and hardly anyone listens. In this invaluable
book, Steven Goldberg gives us ways to parse the arguments, evaluate the
evidence, and not to conflate what we want to believe with what the best
estimate of the truth seems to be. This (Fads
and Fallacies in The Social Sciences) is the first book in social
sciences I have recommended in eighteen years.”
Charles Murray is the author of
The Bell Curve;
Coming Apart, and Losing Ground.
Catherine Hakim, Senior Research Fellow at The London School of Economics
theory of male dominance and patriarchy is unassailable . His book (Why
Men Rule) is the first of the three most important competing
(The other two are those of Heidi Hartmann and Nobel Laureate, Gary
(From a Review of Catherine Hakim’s
Female Heterogeneity and the Polarization of Women’s Employment.)
"Goldberg is one of the most brilliant statisticians of the first kind
(explication of data collection) that I have ever come across (From a review
of When Wish Replaces Thought and
Fads and Fallacies in The Social
William M. Briggs Mathematical Statistics Ph. D. Host Statistics web site
"Goldberg has emerged as a leading
sociological logician...The spirit of the great masters of sociological
theory is in him."
Lewis Feuer, Author of Einstein and The
Generations of Science
His work has been published in Psychiatry, Yale Review, National Review,
Saturday Review, Chronicles, American Anthropologist, Society, American
Journal of Recreational Mathematics, American Journal of Physics,
International Journal of Sociology, Measure, International Journal of
Sociology and Social Policy and many other scientific and academic
Who's Who in America
Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
Chairman, Department of Sociology/City College/City University of New York
for twenty years.