On the Hidden Unity of Social and Natural Sciences (1998)
Author: Nowak, Leszek
Source: Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, THINKING ABOUT PROVINCIALISM IN THINKING Edited by Krzysztof Brzechczyn&Katarzyna Paprzycka , pp. 15-50(36)
Abstract:The paper addresses the problem of the delay of the social sciences with respect to the natural sciences. It is argued that there are no special differences between them from a methodological point of view. The methodology of both can be understood in terms of the idealizational conception of science. Nor is the subject-matter the source of the problems. It is argued that it is the social placement of the social sciences within wider communities that is responsible for the delay.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2012-12-01