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It used to be in simple terms after I had entire this quantity that I stumbled on the booklet by way of Barry Bames, medical wisdom and Sociologi cal thought (Routledge and Kegan Paul). i'm in complete ag, reement with definite rules expounded in that e-book, even though it additionally includes others that i need to item to. i've got made up our minds to make a few comments approximately them at first of my ebook, as i think that they could end up beneficial when it comes to int, roduction to the English model of this quantity. i am hoping that anybody who has expert purposes to show his cognizance to this quantity could have familiar himself with clinical wisdom and Socio logical concept earlier than he proceeds from now on. I absolutely proportion Barnes' view that it truly is attainable and fascinating to adopt descrtptive-sociological investigations of medical learn. the most subjeot of this study might be the na tural technology, and, furthermore, such findings in those sciences whose cognitive worth hasn't ever been wondered through occupation als. those investigations needs to stay away from changing into entangled in epistemologtical controversies, and during epi: stemo}. ogy in, phi losophical controversies. they have to no longer shield any of the contended theses and mustn't ever Hrterally, depend upon evaluative pre mises which have been questicmed.

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46. , p. 47. , p. 47. Cf. A. Malewski, 'Zagadnienie idiograficznosci historii', (The Problem of the Idiographic Nature of History), in his 0 nowy ksztaU nauk spo- 6 32 EPISTEMOLOGICAL COGNITION AS ... lecznych. Pisma zebrane (Toward a New Shape of the Social Sciences, Collected Works), Warszawa, 1975, p. 162. 7 Ibid, p. 163. 8 K. Marx, Capital, Vol. ), pp. 44-48. 9 S. Kozyr-Kowalski, J. Ladosz, Dialektyka. i spoleczenstwo. Wst~p do materializmu historycznego (Dialectics and Society. An Introduction to Historical Materialism), Warszawa, 1972, p.

Kuhn can be used tQ this end. Yet a very simple example (and, thus, 42 THE RELATION OF CORRESPONDENCE an effective one frGm a didactic perspective) will be adduced here. Both Galile'O and Newton make use of the notiGn of gravity. one noUon-with 'One and the same literal reference, delimited by one and the same methodological-theoretic humanistic coefficient? If the answer to this question were to be negative, then it would be prGper to speak here rather of two different notions, related to ea'ch 'Other in a specific way.

Then also S is explained by S', which is at most a certain generalization of the former. At the same time it is obvious that the corresponding subdomain of the Hteral reference of S' is as adequate an approximation of the praxis~ob- 24 EPISTEMOLOGICAL COGNITION AS ... jective reference of S as is the literal reference of S itself. But since new elements of social experience are taken into account by S' (see (ii) above), S is replaced by S'. As is usually said in methodological stUdies, S'explains everything that S does and explains some new fads as well.

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