Questions tagged [philosophy-of-social-sciences]

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What is the philosophical idea concerning knowledge behind the project of Wikipedia?

Wikipedia is a human project done collectively in a global scale. What is the philosophy or epistemology underlying this project? Has the idea been to establish sort of a "democratic" source ...
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Are there any formal, fully fleshed-out mathematical models that capture the Kuhnian idea of scientific revolutions?

I searched for a while and wasn't able to find any attempts of formal mathematical models. And thus the question. If you know of any formal mathematical work that is related but not on the exact same ...
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Need help with this paper on epistemic justice

What form must a theory of epistemic injustice take in order to successfully illuminate the epistemic dimensions of struggles that are primarily political? How can such struggles be understood as ...
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What is the most unique type of philosophy someone can naturally develop?

A couple of days ago I read about metaphysics. Because I recognised this type of philosophical activity in someone and searched it up. This person has developed it's philosophy without studying ...
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How do some traditions defend realities outside of scientific space and time?

Some metaphysical systems assert that "the ultimate reality" is outside of space and time. For example Schopenhauer, many forms of theism, more recently Kastrup and his Analytical Idealism. ...
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How to distinguish "complex network" and "social network"?

From reading a paper of Murase, 2019, I saw a sentence The system that emerges due to inter-personal tie formation, constitutes a social network, which is one of the paradigmatic examples of complex ...
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References Request about Social Networks

I want to explore what paradigms underlie social networks (especially online networks as twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.) with respect to several aspects. For example, regarding knowledge: do ...
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What philosophical approaches towards social philosophy and social relations do we know?

Personally I can name two scientifically oriented examples: In critical realism (M. Archer, T. Lawson, D. Elder-Vass, etc.) social relations are being studied on an intersubjective level as "an ...
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Are there any philosophical works on the social meta hierarchies created by technology(the emergence of the internet)?

Since the 1990s many people have been able to interact in ways that were not accessible to them before due to the internet. Since the online interactions differ in many respects from those in real ...
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On capturing the concept of eudaimonia empirically

In recent years, the social sciences have gained traction at painting an empirical picture of ethical concepts that before (albeit not forever) had been treated a-priori. I think of competing theories ...
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Is "too complex" evidence useless?

Is "too complex" evidence useless? E.g. studies on social phenomena, which are really complicated. The reason they are really complicated are e.g.: If they study people, then their cognition allows ...
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Philosophy of Culture : is everything that is social also cultural? ( " social structure"/ " culture" controversy)

My question could be understood as pointing towards natural explanations of social phenomena; this is however an aspect of the question I'd prefer to leave out here. My question could be reworded as ...
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Subjective idealism of Berkeley and Social reality

If one were to accept immaterialist position that Berkeley takes. how can it explain social reality? From what I understand, Berkeley does not deny existence of physical objects, he says that ...
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What "ideology" does "social contract" belong to?

What "ideology" does "social contract" belong to? Some problems with "social contract": It should be as reasonable to say that "We have a social contract" as it would be to say that "We don't have a ...
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What is the difference between a " particular" and an " individual being "? ( Ontology)

The standard ontological classification distinguishes: (1) particulars and universals (2) concrete and abstract entities. I'm wondering what place to attribute to " individuals" in this ...
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Can social sciences have a non-subject -related axiomatic foundation? Why not?

Can social sciences have a non-subject -related axiomatic foundation? Why not? Problems: Interpretation is always relative to subjective interpretation. Which is not similar in natural sciences. In ...
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Which kinds of academic revolutions has philosophy of science indentified so far and when?

Recently, I had an interdisciplinary discussion with some friends about Industry 4.0, internet of things,...which brought up the question, which kind of academic revolutions apart from industrial ...
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According to Popper, what is logical positivism's role in scientific ethics?

What are the arguments for and against this? Any resources that are easy to read would help
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Can a priori reconsideration improve on a priori theory? "Analytical" etc. schools

So something strange I've realized lately, in the humanities and social sciences it's fairly common to see labels such as "analytical", "analytic school" etc. which I read to suggest as if these ...
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What is the relation between interpretation and explanation in social sciences? [closed]

I am interested in understanding the interaction between interpretation and explanation in social sciences in general and in economics particularly. It is argued that interpretation is pervasive in ...
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Philosophy is the mother of all science [closed]

Prologue Running google search: "philosophy is the mother of all science" at the time of this post yields about 114,000 results, and while this Quora post: Is philosophy the "queen of ...