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The Science of Sociology

Sociology uses principles from the higher sciences of philosophy, natural science and psychology. Sociology is the science of artifacts – both material and immaterial. Material artifacts are such things as roads, computers and boats while immaterial artifacts include language, governments and laws. Sociology is distinct from the various productive sciences because the aim of this science is unders...

Knowledge and the Sciences

In the beginning of my series on knowledge, I claimed that we need to know what knowledge is in order to know whether or not we have it. Now that I have outlined the basics of the sciences and the various ways that knowledge can be understood, there is enough information to answer that question. What counts as knowledge depends on which science that knowledge is a part of. When we consider knowled...

Active Sciences

In my previous post, I delved into the details of the productive sciences. Remember that the productive sciences are those sciences that exist for the purpose of making something. The active sciences exist for the purpose of doing something and the theoretical sciences exist for the purpose of knowing something. The active sciences are potentially infinite in number, lack a method of definition an...