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Podstawowe problemy metodologiczne nauk o rodzinie
Basic Methodological Problems of Family Sciences

Author(s): Teresa Mazan
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II - Wydział Teologii
Keywords: methodology of social sciences; methodology of family sciences; interdisciplinarity; demarcation criteria of sciences; methodological peculiarities of social sciences

Summary/Abstract: Family sciences constitute a question which is not only exceptionally complex as far as the number of disciplines that ought to be taken into consideration in their analysis is concerned, but also one that is unusually complicated – on account of relations and interdependence between the particular constituent disciplines. The network of interrelations between the particular disciplines composing this branch of knowledge, theoretical and paradigmatic references, specific sensibility of the examined sphere of phenomena, the extreme susceptibility to manipulation and suprainterpretations are just some of a number of problems opening new prospects as successive questions are considered. The present article introduces some basic problems of family sciences as an interdisciplinary discipline in the context of the general methodology of sciences and methodology of social sciences. It deals with questions of the semantic concept of „family sciences”, the internal structure of this branch of science, methodological peculiarities occurring within the examined branch and fundamental philosophical and practical questions that have to be tackled by each scholar.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 5 (60)
  • Page Range: 221-238
  • Page Count: 18