¿Podemos aplicar la distinción entre ciencia y tecnología a las ciencias sociales?

  1. Hevia Martínez, Germán 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Oviedo (España)
Philosophia: anuario de Filosofía

ISSN: 0328-9672 2313-9528

Year of publication: 2019

Volume: 79

Issue: 2

Pages: 33-57

Type: Article

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In this paper, I address the problem of applying the philosophical distinction between science and technology to the disciplines that deal with social phenomena. First, I will expose the demarcation problem regarding this distinction. Second, I will exhibit the arguments of those researchers who consider that it is possible to talk about technological disciplines in the fields that deal with the social world. I shall discuss then the “sociotechnology” (Mario Bunge) and the “social technology” (Olaf Helmer) approaches, apart from contemporary works of other scholars. Finally, I am going to defend why the science/technology distinction should be applied to the social disciplines.

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