—Confronting serious social issues, many natural scientists (including technologists) are dissatisfied with the performance of social science. Based on the natural scientific progresses, natural scientists propose the methodological innovation or revolution of social science by importing natural science methodologies. This paper identifies and formulates the dissatisfactions of natural scientists with the status quo of social science. Then this paper compares their dissatisfactions with the history of humanities around 1900. Reflecting how the 20-th century’s humanities have overcome the problem of natural scientific crises, this paper advises natural scientists to remember their own history and to consider the ethos of social science.
—Contradiction, impossibility theorem, Social Science assessment, paradox.
Hajime Eto is with the University of Tsukuba, Japan (e-mail: email@example.com)
Cite: Hajime Eto, "Humanities-Based Assessment of Natural Scientists’ Assessment of Social Science," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 12, pp. 963-969, 2016.