Sociosofija ir praktoteorija

Translated title of the contribution: Sociosophy and practo-theory

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Abstract

The article discusses sociosophy as a research that reflects ontological and epistemological assumptions of social science theories. Jointly it introduces practo-theory as an academic attitude, which deals with the challenges of modern philosophy of science by focusing not on scientific knowledge but rather on the content of scientific activity. In this sense, both the philosophy of science and sociosophy as its counterpart can operate or refuse to operate within the practo-theory, since it is not a foundation or primary directive for the philosophy of science, but a voluntary type of research. By referring to particular texts of Alexander Wendt, Theodor Schatzki, Algimantas Valantiejus, Andy Pickering, Bruno Latour, Zygmunt Bauman, and Joseph Rouse I examine what is characteristic to the new antidisciplinary project – practo-theoretical sociosophy, and conclude that social disciplines that reflectively incorporate ontological assumptions into their own research practices will probably lose certain clarity and unambiguousness, but will likely increase methodological transparency and situative efficacy.
Original languageLithuanian
JournalFilosofija Sociologija
Volume27
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Social science theories
  • Ontology
  • Epistemology

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