By S. Aronowitz
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This critique of the human sciences is not new. Many in the human sciences recognize the problems with modeling their work after the natural sciences. The 36 Against Orthodoxy ● last quarter of a century has seen many critiques of the scientistic logic that forces the human sciences to emulate the natural sciences, some of these critiques harking back to the original nineteenth-century neo-Kantian division between the human and natural sciences with respect to the differential nature of human and natural objects.
Of course, what he means by experience may not be confused with the ruminations of the classic English empiricist-philosophers. ” Among the clearest expositions of what he means by the notions “cultural materialism,” “structure of feeling,” and perhaps most importantly his celebrated distinction between emergent, dominant, and residual cultures is expressed in his otherwise failed, even if well-known, essay “Base and Superstructure in Marxist Theory”: Now if we go back to the cultural question in its most usual form—what are the relations between art and society?
Nor can it ask whether the politics and economics of scientific authority—the imperative that investigation be legitimated by powerful leaders in the field—encourage or discourage lines of research. Finally, the enslavement to the given prevents science from questioning its dedication to the goals of prediction and control as, retrospectively, governing elements in the constitution of science. By requiring that all scientific investigation be subject to falsification, positivism restricts scientific inquiry to those objects whose propositions and observational statements can be operationalized in methodological terms.
Against Orthodoxy: Social Theory and Its Discontents by S. Aronowitz