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Tworzenie i rodzaje wiedzy społecznej
The development and types of social knowledge

Author(s): Jerzy Hausner
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie we współpracy z Wydawnictwem Naukowym Scholar
Keywords: knowledge; social knowledge; cognition; social being; object; system; modality; analytic thinking; systemic thinking; modular thinking.

Summary/Abstract: The article focuses on types of social knowledge. Apart from analytic and systemic thinking, understanding of social beings requires modular thinking, which involves primarily a new interpretation of social reality. To recognize the existence of several types of social knowledge is tantamount to rejecting the concept of determinism in the operation of the social world. If we renounce determinism in favour of probabilism or contingency, i.e. an indispensable necessity, we admit, in principle, that there may exist a series of situations (states), which are not random and which open up a range of entirely new possibilities.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 19
  • Page Range: 9-18
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish