What is Science?

Tatjana Mamajeva


The aim of the paper is a general survey of the meanings of „science“ in regard to various methodological interpretations. There were many attemps to fix the contents of the very term „science“: it could be treated as a social institute, an aggregate of steady interactions, an output of human history or a factor of social life. Science can be understood as a particular kind of social affinity, a universe of competition for status and prestige. The central topic in the investigations of science is, however, studying science as a system of knowledge of a specific type, since the basis of every interpretation of the word „science“ is knowledge, cognition, sientific knowledge or truth.


Article in: English

Article published: 2006-03-15

Keyword(s): methodological interpretations; science; truth; knowledge

DOI: 10.3846/coactivity.2006.01

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Coactivity: Philosophy, Communication / Santalka: Filosofija, Komunikacija ISSN 2029-6320, eISSN 2029-6339
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