Kwestia scjentyzmu w socjologii
Górskl, Janusz F.
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The paper refers to the repeatedly reviving controversy on the epistemological relevant mode of pursuit of the discipline. The author points out, that so-called scientism in sociology associates mostly to the neo-positivist model of the science, while that model does not include an epistemological breakthrough caused by a rise of a new quantum theory. The conceiving of uncertainty and complementarity principle caused so significant change of the thoughts about the nature of reality, as well as about the way of learning it, that the ideal of the science (de facto from the nineteenth century) to which a neo-positivist thinking refers itself, has lost its topicality. Consequently, a neo-positivist explanation in the science - treated by the part of sociologists as its suitable model - becomes inadequate. Scientism then, in the sense given by the contemporary natural sciences, differs from scientism in understanding that is universalized in sociology. When revealed, that difference makes the debate between scientism and anti-scientism empty.