Epistemology & Philosophy of Science

Volume 55, Issue 1, 2018

Alexandra A. Argamakova
Pages 48-51

Socio – technical disciplines in scientific classifications

This paper is the reply within the journal discussion on the clas­sifications of sciences. It analyses how well Russian key classifi­cations of scientific disciplines represent socio-technical fields of studies. Author formulates recommendations about principles for such classifications and makes concrete suggestions for changes. Practically oriented analysis is followed after preliminary consider­ations, concerning the nature of philosophy, its practical goals and social power of social epistemology.