Compared to other philosophies of special sciences, the scope, object, and definition of the philosophy of political science remain vague. This article traces this vagueness to the changing subject matter of political science throughout its history, but argues that all social sciences are subject to radical changes in what count as their defining characteristics. Accordingly, the only legitimate definition of “philosophy of political science” is “the philosophical study of whatever happens to conventionally fall within the scope of political science at a given moment.” Moving from this assumption, this article makes the case for a unified philosophy of social science.

What, If Anything, is the Philosophy of Political Science? / G. Pozzoni. - In: PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 0048-3931. - 51:3(2021), pp. 289-311. [10.1177/0048393120976829]

What, If Anything, is the Philosophy of Political Science?

G. Pozzoni
2021

Abstract

Compared to other philosophies of special sciences, the scope, object, and definition of the philosophy of political science remain vague. This article traces this vagueness to the changing subject matter of political science throughout its history, but argues that all social sciences are subject to radical changes in what count as their defining characteristics. Accordingly, the only legitimate definition of “philosophy of political science” is “the philosophical study of whatever happens to conventionally fall within the scope of political science at a given moment.” Moving from this assumption, this article makes the case for a unified philosophy of social science.
history of political science; interdisciplinarity; philosophy of political science; political science
Settore M-FIL/01 - Filosofia Teoretica
Settore M-FIL/02 - Logica e Filosofia della Scienza
Settore SPS/01 - Filosofia Politica
Settore SPS/02 - Storia delle Dottrine Politiche
Settore M-FIL/06 - Storia della Filosofia
Settore SPS/04 - Scienza Politica
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