Social Constructivism and Methodology of Science

Synthesis Philosophica 32 (2):449-466 (2017)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
Scientific practice is a type of social practice, and every enterprise of knowledge in general exhibits important social dimensions. But should the fact that scientific practice is born out of and tied to the collaborative efforts of the members of a social group be taken to affect the products of these practices as well? In this paper, I will try in to give an affirmative answer to this question. My strategy will be to argue that the aim of science is partially determined by a socio-historical context and that this aim, together with the available background knowledge, stands behind a methodology that is responsible for empirically and aim-adequate theoretical results.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
TRZSCA
Upload history
Archival date: 2018-08-27
View other versions
Added to PP index
2018-08-27

Total views
106 ( #34,165 of 52,923 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
41 ( #15,356 of 52,923 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.