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Pozityvizmo ir postpozityvizmo ginčas socialiniuose moksluose
Positivism-postpositivism debate in social sciences

Author(s): Evaldas Nekrašas
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla & VU Tarptautinių santykių ir politikos mokslų institutas

Summary/Abstract: The article explores positivism-postpositivism debate in social sciences that has been lasting already for many years. The author does not suppose this debate will end soon since it raises fundamental questions concerning the aims, tasks and methods of social sciences. Though representatives of these sciences differ significantly in views on these questions, the most of them and, in particular, evident majority of representatives of political science virtually holds positivist views. Such questions, which may be called conceptual, are essentially disputable, so they can not be resolved by any empirical research.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 76-97
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Lithuanian