Quo Vadis Social Research?

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  • Source Type: Journal
  • Document Type: Essay
  • Document Language: Slovak
  • Published on: 31. 12. 2015
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Štefan Siskovič

In: Societas et iurisprudentia • 2015 • Volume 3 • Issue 4 • Pages 116-127 • ISSN 1339-5467

Abstract: In presented paper we try to open problems which are related to research in social sciences and to prediction power of social science theories. According to the prevailing opinion, human behaviour is predictable, if not with the mathematical precision, so still at least with a certain degree of probability. Even though, we are unable and we will be unable to predict future changes in hierarchy of our values. This is because the relationship between the normative and causal worlds is not logical; therefore, how they influence each other remains hidden to us. This causes that individual freedom still plays its role in social sciences and cannot be entirely excluded from scientific discourse. But this doesn’t mean that legal science should keep its autonomous status. On the contrary, legal science should try to find connection to other science disciplines and use their research outcomes for verifications of its own theories.

Key Words: Science; Social Sciences; Pattern; Prediction; Determinism; Probabilism; Freedom.

URL: http://sei.iuridica.truni.sk/archive/2015/04/SEI-2015-04-Essays-Siskovic-Stefan.pdf

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SISKOVIČ, Š. Quo vadis spoločenskovedný výskum?. Societas et iurisprudentia [online]. 2015, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 116-127 [cit. 2020-01-01]. ISSN 1339-5467. Available at: http://sei.iuridica.truni.sk/international-scientific-journal/archive/issue-2015-04/quo-vadis-social-research/.