I wanted to see your views on sociology and if you agree if it is a scientific subject in the strictest since. I am asking this because there are some who disagree with this notion or have doubts about it.
I look forward to hearing back from you.
more like a sub science as I would call it. The main sciences are Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The sub sciences are economics, philosophy, geography, geology, psychology, sociology etc.
Class it as "social science"
I certainly do not believe, because I'm not a follower of the sociology-is-science religion.
But I think it is science because it uses scientific methodologies. It even uses mathematics to get data.
I'm not really interested in it, but it's good to know a few theories, some data provided by the science, to catch a grasp of cybernetics (in terms of human behaviour control and systems design in general, not computers only)
(Original post by HighOnGoofballs)
No...just no. Philosophy is definitely not a science. It's theoretical and theological, not objective. It involves no more than mindless debate, not concrete experimentation.
Philosophy is not theology, and there are different kinds of philosophies.
Philosophy of science uses empirical evidence to support or overthrow methods of scientific research. Scientists may even deny supporting any philosophy, but in the end each follows some paradigm that has been described in philosophy of science.
Also there is the Analitical philosophy. The Lisp programming language originates from analitical philosophy, to be exact from the prefix/Warsaw/Polish notation created by Jan Łukasiewicz, a philosopher from Lwów-Warsaw school of Analitical philosophy.
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Yeah it's a social science.
It's the science of the society we live in.
Which is based on facts which is what science is... 👀
In the UK really big money research areas on the sociology of health and sociology of crime and big money linked to academia and government, a lot of research method stuff and data collection. If you look on other sociology modules on undergrad and postgraduate modules, some really interesting stuff in there.
Call it a social science if you want. Quite a lot of overlap with some other subjects. One of the things I dislike a lot about university degrees in the UK is the obsession on grade, institution and then name of subject. People very rarely go into any depth about what sort of things are studied on degrees, it's just perceptions of names.