Status of Communication Perspective in Social Sciences

Kęstutis Kirtiklis


The article raises the question whether communication and information sciences should be considered a part of social sciences. Two answers to this question are analyzed. First answer claims that the problems of communication and information exceed the boundaries of a particular research discipline, therefore the science that deals with this subject should be considered a metascience that is examining and structuring general human knowledge. The second, however the more popular answer, argues that communication sciences are a part of social sciences, based on the interpretive approach to social reality. The article aims at reconstructing theoretical, philosophical and methodological premises of this position.

Article in: English

Article published: 2012-04-02

Keyword(s): philosophy of social sciences; metatheory in social sciences; interpretive approach in social sciences; metatheory of communication

DOI: 10.3846/cpc.2012.06

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