ERIC Number: ED337381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Communication and the Foundations of the Social Sciences: Contributions of Peirce, Apel, and Habermas.
Emporia State Research Studies, v8 n1 Sum 1989
It may be argued that what is considered to be knowledge is intimately related to the manner in which such knowledge is communicated. Thus some social scientists and scientists argue that science itself is a form of communication, and the scientific method it closely bound to the method of interpretation. An important vein of thinking in the social sciences focuses attention upon this purported link between knowledge, and language and symbolism--communication in general. This paper presents a critical study of the contributions of Charles Sanders Peirce, Karl-Otto Apel, and Jurgen Habermas to such thinking in the social sciences. A 62-item list of references is included. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Emporia State Univ., KS.