David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy of the Social Sciences 10 (1):25-37 (1980)
At the present time there is an increasing tendency to regard the application of the social sciences to practical affairs as in some way objectionable, and needing to be replaced by a form of social practice which has a different kind of cognitive backing. This criticism seems to me to embody various confusions and misrepresentations. My aim in what follows is to bring these to light. The objectionable form of social practice is often called social technology, and the desirable form 'praxis'. Though 'praxis' is merely a German word for 'practice', taken from the Greek, it has been adopted by various writers, among whom Jurgen Habermas is a conspicuous example, for a more specialized use, for which precedent is said to be found in Aristotle. I wish to show not only that this precedent is questionable, but that the whole distinction between technology and praxis in the social sphere is without foundation.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
A. W. McHoul (1984). Book Reviews : Marx and Wittgenstein: Social Praxis and Social Explanation. By David Rubinstein. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981. Pp. 231. $25.00. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 14 (4):567-572.
David Rasmussen (1979). Praxis and Social Theory (Review Ofoutline of a Theory of Praxis). [REVIEW] Human Studies 4 (1):273 - 278.
Sarah Spiekermann & Frank Pallas (2006). Technology Paternalism – Wider Implications of Ubiquitous Computing. Poiesis and Praxis 4 (1):6-18.
David J. Stump (2000). Socially Constructed Technology. Inquiry 43 (2):217 – 224.
Marcia-Anne Dobres (2000). Technology and Social Agency: Outlining a Practice Framework for Archaeology. Blackwell Publishers.
David Rubinstein (1981). Marx and Wittgenstein: Social Praxis and Social Explanation. Routledge & Kegan Paul.
Christian Clausen & Yutaka Yoshinaka (2004). Social Shaping of Technology in TA and HTA. Poiesis and Praxis 2 (s 2-3):221-246.
Sven Ove Hansson (2007). Praxis Relevance in Science. Foundations of Science 12 (2):139-154.
Peter Janich (2003). Technology and Levels of Culture. Poiesis and Praxis 1 (4):263-273.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads6 ( #188,945 of 1,096,245 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #81,717 of 1,096,245 )
How can I increase my downloads?