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Towards Selected Aspects of Interpretivism in Social Knowledge

(Original title: K niektorým aspektom interpretativizmu v sociálnom poznaní)
Filozofia, 2011, vol. 66, No 8, pp. 769-781.
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On the background of the status of social sciences and the fragmentarization of social knowledge the paper explains interpretivism as an explanatory method characteristic of social sciences. While describing the nature of interpretivism it underlines the inspiring contribution of analytical philosophy of language: the communication theory of meaning, Davidsonian and Quinean reflections on interpretation. The author argues, that the interpretive approach to social facts together with the concept of action embody a potential, which could be effective in overcoming the epistemological and methodological splitting in social knowledge.

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