Happy New Year! The January Philosophy Book of the Month is The Runaway Species. Discuss it now.
The February Philosophy Book of the Month is The Fourth Age by Byron Reese (Nominated by RJG.)
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I just started using this forum (and reading philosophy at uni). Was wondering if philosophy of sociology should go under philosophy of science..? Sorry for the stupid question..
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I think general philosophy would be better, unless the question is whether sociology should be considered a science.
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Philosophy of Sociology should NOT go under!!
P of S shall prevail, haha!!! Longer than any individual alive today.
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If there is a sliver of thought properly called "philosophy of sociology," it belongs under the aegis of politics.
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Normally, philosophy of science deals with the natural and physical sciences, but philosophy of science also deals with social sciences. There is philosophy of economics, psychology, and sociology. However, not every philosophical question involving sociology would be a question within the realm of philosophy of science. A question regarding whether a specific methodology would be scientific for a sociologist would be a question for philosophy of science. However, a question regarding whether a sociological doctrine is moral, or leads to immoral outcomes, something along those lines, would seem to me to be more of a philosophical question regarding morality or politics. The bottom line is I think the category will depend a lot on the specific question being raised.