Between social science and social technology: Toward a philosophical foundation for post-communist transformation studies
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy of the Social Sciences 31 (4):459-487 (2001)
This analysis examines fundamental questions at the intersection of social science and social technology as well as problems of disciplinary divisions and the challenge of cross-disciplinary cooperation. Its theoretical-empirical context is provided by post-communist transformations, a set of profound societal changes in which institutional design plays a central role. The article critically reappraises the contribution of Karl Popper's philosophy to this problem context, examines neoliberalism as social science and social technology, and examines the role of experts and disciplinary divisions in the reform process. Building on Mario Bunge's social philosophy, it sketches basic elements of a cross-disciplinary approach to "social change by design." Key Words: post-communist transformation social change institutional design Karl Popper Mario Bunge.
|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
Andrea Resca (1999). Technology and Social Relationships as Knowledge Elements: An Insight Into the Institutional and Non-Institutional Relationships. [REVIEW] AI and Society 13 (3):263-281.
Desh Raj Sirswal (2011). Philosophy of Social Change: Need of an Indian Model. In The Positive Philosophy.
Steve Fuller (2004). Philosophy, Rhetoric, and the End of Knowledge: A New Beginning for Science and Technology Studies. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
René von Schomberg (ed.) (1993). Science, Politics, and Morality: Scientific Uncertainty and Decision Making. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Hilde Corneliussen (2011). Gender-Technology Relations: Exploring Stability and Change. Palgrave Macmillan.
James R. Kluegel (2008). Social Justice and Political Change: Public Opinion in Capitalist and Post-Communist States. Aldinetransaction.
Harold Salzman (1991). Engineering Perspectives and Technology Design in the United States. AI and Society 5 (4):339-356.
Slava Sadovnikov (2004). Systemism, Social Laws, and the Limits of Social Theory: Themes Out of Mario Bunge's: The Sociology-Philosophy Connection. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 34 (4):536-587.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads8 ( #250,895 of 1,699,635 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #128,702 of 1,699,635 )
How can I increase my downloads?